Georgia Holt

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Georgia Holt
Birth nameJackie Jean Crouch
Also known as
  • Georgia Pelham
  • Georgia LaPiere
Born(1926-06-09) June 9, 1926 (age 87)[1][2]
Kensett, Arkansas[3]
OriginArkansas
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actress, model
Years active1936–present
Associated actsBob Wills
 
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Georgia Holt
Birth nameJackie Jean Crouch
Also known as
  • Georgia Pelham
  • Georgia LaPiere
Born(1926-06-09) June 9, 1926 (age 87)[1][2]
Kensett, Arkansas[3]
OriginArkansas
GenresCountry
OccupationsSinger-songwriter, actress, model
Years active1936–present
Associated actsBob Wills

Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch; June 9, 1926) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and model. Holt was the subject of the 2013 Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher, which was executive produced by her daughter Cher. Holt also released her album Honky Tonk Woman in 2013.[4]

Life[edit]

Born Jackie Jean Crouch in Kensett, Arkansas in 1926 to Lynda Inez Gulley (reportedly aged 13) and Roy Malloy Crouch (a 21 year old baker), Holt is of Irish, English, German 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.[3]

Marriages[edit]

Holt married six men; twice to two of them. She and her first husband, John Sarkisian, had daughter Cher (born May 20, 1946).[3] Her other child is actress Georganne LaPiere (born September 7, 1951). She has two grandchildren, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.[4]

Career[edit]

Holt sang on an Oklahoma City radio station when she was six years old, and by age 10 sang with bandleader Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys. She won several talent and beauty competitions.[3] She had several minor television and film roles in the 1950s. After performing in a singers' workshop in July 1978 at Studio One in Los Angeles, Mike Douglas, Merv Griffin, and Dinah Shore booked Holt to appear on their television talk shows.[3]

In 2013, Holt and Cher appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[5][6] and The Ellen DeGeneres Show[2] to promote their Lifetime documentary Dear Mom, Love Cher and Holt's album Honky Tonk Woman. The album, which includes a duet with Cher titled "I'm Just Your Yesterday", was recorded in the early 1980s but had never been released.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1950A Life of Her OwnUncreditedMovies
Watch the BirdieGrandpop's Girl
1951Grounds for MarriageFirst Girl
1955The Adventures of Ozzie & HarrietBrideTV episode "David's Engagement"
Arists and ModelsUncreditedMovie
1956I Love LucyJaques Marcel ModelTV episode "Paris At Last"
1966The Lucy ShowModelTV episode "Lucy and Pat Collins"
1979The Mike Douglas ShowHerselfTV series
1980The Merv Griffin Show
1987Superstars and Their MomsTV movie, also co-executive producer
1999Behind The MusicTV series documentary episode "Cher"
2011Becoming ChazTV series
2013Entertainment TonightTelevision infotainment series
The Tonight Show With Jay LenoLate night comedy program (NBC-TV)
The Ellen DeGeneres ShowTV series
Good Morning AmericaMorning news program (ABC-TV)
Access HollywoodTelevision infotainment series
Dear Mom, Love CherTV documentary
20/20Weekly news program (on ABC-TV)
2013Sunday MorningHerselfWeekly news program
2014RuPaul's Drag RaceHerself/Guest JudgeTV Episode 609 "Queens of Talk"

Discography[edit]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart
positions
US CountryUS Heat
Honky Tonk Woman
  • Release date: April 30, 2013
  • Label: Georgia Holt
4313

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Woo, Kelly (April 2, 2013). "First Look at Cher With Her Mom in Lifetime Documentary". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Peeples, Jase (May 1, 2013). "Watch: Cher and Her Mother Sing on Ellen". The Advocate. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Kalter, Suzy (August 7, 1978). "After Seven Failed Marriages, Cher's Ma (Chastity's Grandma) Takes Her Own Star Turn". People. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (April 1, 2013). "Cher's family subject of Lifetime documentary". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Yahr, Emily (April 29, 2013). "TV highlights". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ Avery, Dan (May 1, 2013). "Cher Reveals Her Teenage Mugshot On "The Tonight Show"". NewNowNext. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 

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