|Birth name||Jackie Jean Crouch|
|Also known as||
June 9, 1926 |
Kensett, Arkansas, U.S.
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, actress, model|
|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 executive produced by her daughter Cher. Holt also released her album Honky Tonk Woman in 2013.
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), 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.
Holt married six men; twice to two of them. She and her first husband, John Sarkisian, had daughter Cher (born May 20, 1946). Her other child is actress Georganne LaPiere (born September 7, 1951). She has two grandchildren, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.
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. 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.
In 2013, Holt and Cher appeared together on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Ellen DeGeneres Show 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.
|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"|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart
|US Country||US Heat|
|Honky Tonk Woman||
- 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
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