Cher and Barbra Kibitz

Cher recently did a few interviews about having two records drop in short succession.  This quote amused me: “My life seems to be longer than any other human being ever.  I feel like I should be in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.  And I’m still going!  My great-aunts were 101 and 104.  I never thought about getting this old and still having a job.”  And, “I remember I had a conversation with Barbra Streisand once on a telethon we were doing.  She leaned over and said, ‘Cher, why are you still doing this?’  And I said, ‘Because there’s going to come a day where I can’t do it.’”  And I don’t want to have thought that I could have done my art longer, and chose not to.”

So much to unpack here – starting with Barbra and Cher doing a telethon together.  Were they answering phones?  “Hello, this is Cher…yes, that Cher!”  And you know Barbra wasn’t touching strange phones.  “I’ll coordinate”, is how I believe it went.  I definitely don’t remember either of them sitting down with Jerry’s Kids.  Plus, the Jerry Lewis Telethon was Maureen McGovern’s turf.  Turns out the telethon in question was Hand in Hand, which helped victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma.  And there really is a photo of Cher and Babs – with Billy Crystal between them.  I found this amusing anecdote from the telethon in question.  A cameraman said that Barbra came up to him before the event and asked him to only shoot her from her good side.  He took a long look at her left profile, and then her right profile.  He then asked, “I’m sorry – which side would that be?”


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