Cher facing Dyslexia
Cher, born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946, is an American singer and actress.
Besides being very poor as a child, she had a very difficult time in school, she even dropped out at the age of 16. She didn't know and understand why it was so difficult for her to learn in school, it was only at the age 30 that she finally understood that she was dyslexic.
She said in an interview: "I never read in school. I got really bad grades, D's and F's and C's in some classes, and A's and B's in other classes. In the second week of the 11th grade, I just quit. When I was in school, it was really difficult. Almost everything I learned, I had to learn by listening. My report cards always said that I was not living up to my potential."
Despite her learning disorder the diva has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards and a People's Choice Award for her work in film, music and television. She is the only female solo artist who has reached the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 in each of the previous four decades.
She has published a book,
the First Time,
in which she tells about the important first-time events
in her life.
Today, this great woman devotes a lot of time to children, she is the National Chairperson of the Children’s
Craniofacial Association. Se got involved with the association after she starred in the movie
Mask as the mother of a child with a craniofacial condition.
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