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May 20, 2021

15 Rare Photos of Baby Cher With Mom Georgia Holt

Georgia Holt was born Jackie Jean Crouch in Kensett, Arkansas in 1926 to a 13-year-old mother. She claims to be of English, German, Irish, French, Dutch and Cherokee descent. She frequently moved back and forth between her separated parents. Holt has estimated that she attended 17 junior high schools. Her father taught her how to sing and play guitar.


Strikingly beautiful, Georgia Holt sought fame in Hollywood as a singer and actress. She married five men; one of them twice. After wedding her first husband John Sarkisian, she seriously considered abortion. They had daughter Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946), and divorced soon after Cher’s birth. Struggling financially, Holt briefly placed Cher in a Catholic orphanage, where nuns urged her to give up the baby for adoption.

“I heard the abortion story when I was a teenager,” Cher said. “The orphanage story has been a touchy one for my mom her whole life, and she didn’t want to talk about it. I said, ‘Mom, why didn’t you just march in and take me?’ She said, ‘I didn’t have the power. I didn’t have any money or a job, and the church was so strong. I’d go see you every day and you’d be crying. You don’t know what it was like.’ It was harder for women then.”

Holt's mothering skills? Imperfect but loving and patient, said Cher, describing her parenting abilities as similarly flawed.



















3 comments:

  1. Picture don't seem to match the story. Are half the picture of Cher as a mother and half of Cher's mother?

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  2. You really can't tell just by the hair colors alone that this is 8 photos of Georgia Holt and Cher and 7 photos of Cher and Chastity (now Chaz) Bono?

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  3. Try again. There are 8 pix of baby Cher and her mother, and 7 pix of grown up Cher and her own child. That is 3 generations of mental illness, for those keeping score.

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