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  Bono, Sonny
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AffiliationRepublican  
 
NameSonny Bono
Address
Palm Springs, California , United States
EmailNone
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Born February 16, 1935
DiedJanuary 05, 1998 (62 years)
ContributorKarma Policeman
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 03, 2017 12:30am
Tags Married - Catholic - Scientology -
InfoMusician, politician. Born in Los Angeles, California. Bono began his music career as a songwriter and singer for Johnny Otis's Dig Records label in the early 1960s. In 1964, he recorded his first song with then-girlfriend Cher (Cherilyn Sarkisian), which was soon followed by a number of hits including, "I Got You Babe." Sonny and Cher performed in nightclubs and their act, which combined singing with comedy and featured Sonny as the straight man to Cher's light-hearted jibes, was picked up by CBS in 1971, where it remained a top-rated show until it's run ended in 1974. Bono's career then waned, but he stepped back into the public eye when he became mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988. In 1994, Bono was elected to Congress as a Representative from California's 44th Congressional District. When he died in a skiing accident in 1998, his congressional seat was filled by his widow, Mary Whitaker Bono.


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Apr 04, 2008 12:00pm Idiocy Sonny Bono 'assassinated' by hitmen  Article RBH 
Feb 18, 2004 12:00am Advertisement Sonny Bono - Inner Views  Article None Entered 

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Importance? 7.33330 Average

FAMILY
Wife Cher Oct 00, 1964-Jun 26, 1975
Wife Mary Bono 00, 1986-Jan 05, 1998

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/05/1996 CA District 44 Won 57.74% (+19.20%)
  11/08/1994 CA District 44 Won 55.61% (+17.55%)
  06/07/1994 CA District 44 - R Primary Won 48.63% (+20.45%)
  06/02/1992 CA US Senate - R Primary Lost 16.96% (-21.84%)
  04/12/1988 Palm Springs, CA Mayor Won 44.29% (+21.44%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 1976 R Gerald R. Ford