Georgia Holt

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Georgia Holt
Birth name Jackie Jean Crouch
Also known as
  • Georgia Pelham
  • Georgia LaPiere
Born (1926-06-09) June 9, 1926 (age 88)
Kensett, Arkansas, U.S.
Origin Arkansas
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, actress, model
Years active 1936–present
Associated acts Bob 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 executively produced by her daughter, Cher. Holt also released her album Honky Tonk Woman in 2013.[1]

Life[edit]

Born Jackie Jean Crouch in Kensett, Arkansas in 1926[2][3] [4] to Lynda Inez Gulley (reportedly aged 13) and Roy Malloy Crouch (a 21 year old baker), Holt is of Irish, English, German, French, Dutch, and possibly 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.[4]

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).[4] Her other child is actress Georganne LaPiere (born September 7, 1951). Through Cher, Holt has two grandchildren, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.[1]

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.[4] 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.[4]

In 2013, Holt and Cher appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno[5][6] and The Ellen DeGeneres Show[3] 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.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1950 A Life of Her Own Uncredited Movies
Watch the Birdie Grandpop's Girl
1951 Grounds for Marriage First Girl
1955 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet Bride TV episode "David's Engagement"
Arists and Models Uncredited Movie
1956 I Love Lucy Jaques Marcel Model TV episode "Paris At Last"
1966 The Lucy Show Model TV episode "Lucy and Pat Collins"
1979 The Mike Douglas Show Herself TV series
1980 The Merv Griffin Show
1987 Superstars and Their Moms TV movie, also co-executive producer
1999 Behind The Music TV series documentary episode "Cher"
2011 Becoming Chaz TV series
2013 Entertainment Tonight Television infotainment series
The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Late night comedy program (NBC-TV)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show TV series
Good Morning America Morning news program (ABC-TV)
Access Hollywood Television infotainment series
Dear Mom, Love Cher TV documentary
20/20 Weekly news program (on ABC-TV)
2013 Sunday Morning Herself Weekly news program
2014 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself/Guest Judge TV Episode 609 "Queens of Talk"

Discography[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Honky Tonk Woman
  • Release date: April 30, 2013
  • Label: Georgia Holt
43 13

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1988: Star Mothers – The Moms Behind the Celebrities (with Phyllis Quinn and Sue Russell); St. Martin's Press (New York); ISBN 0-312-91540-3

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (April 1, 2013). "Cher's family subject of Lifetime documentary". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Woo, Kelly (April 2, 2013). "First Look at Cher With Her Mom in Lifetime Documentary". Yahoo! TV. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Peeples, Jase (May 1, 2013). "Watch: Cher and Her Mother Sing on Ellen". The Advocate. Retrieved May 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  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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