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Sonny Bono is a Actor, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 16 february 1935 at Detroit (USA)

Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono
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Birth name Salvatore Phillip Bono
Nationality USA
Birth 16 february 1935 at Detroit (USA)
Death 5 january 1998 (at 62 years) at Stateline (USA)

Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (/ˈboʊnoʊ/; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American recording artist and producer, who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher, as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was also mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992, and congressman for California's 44th district from 1994 until his death in a skiing accident while still in office.


Carrière musicale
Seul fils de Jean et Santo Bono, un couple immigrant italiens, le jeune Salvatore avait deux sœurs ainées, Fran et Betty.

Il abandonne des études de médecine pour entrer en 1957 chez Specialty en tant qu'auteur, producteur, attaché de presse et chanteur. Il enregistre plusieurs titres sous le nom de Don Christy, puis de Ronny Sommers. Puis il entre au service de Phil Spector comme homme à tout faire. Il écrit avec Jack Nitzsche le titre Needles and Pins, enregistré par Jackie DeShannon et The Searchers.

Chanteur et mari de la chanteuse Cher dans les années 1960 (formant le duo Sonny & Cher), il se fait connaître par des tubes tels que I Got You Babe ou The Beat Goes On. En parallèle, il dirige la carrière solo de Cher. Le couple anime aussi une émission télévisée dans les années 1970 puis se sépare en 1975.

Carrière politique
Sonny devient alors acteur dans les années 1980 ainsi que scientologue, il essaie ensuite d'ouvrir un restaurant, et c'est face à la rigidité de l'administration qu'il décide d'entrer en politique avec succès puisqu'il est élu maire de Palm Springs.

Rattaché au Parti républicain, il est élu en 1994 à la Chambre des représentants. Il le reste jusqu'à sa mort en 1998 d'un accident de ski. À titre posthume et suite à la forte implication de lui-même, puis de sa veuve Mary Bono, la Loi américaine d'extension du terme des droits d'auteur est aussi appelée Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Cher chante The Beat Goes On à ses funérailles.

Usually with

(6 films)
John Waters
John Waters
(2 films)
Micky Dolenz
Micky Dolenz
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Sonny Bono (16 films)

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The Wrecking Crew, 1h41
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Documentary, Action, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Musical films
Actors Micky Dolenz, Brian Wilson, Sonny Bono, H. B. Barnum, Glen Campbell, Cher
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating76% 3.84273.84273.84273.84273.8427
Popular music of the 1960s was dominated by young bands like The Beach Boys, The Mamas & the Papas, Jan and Dean, and The Monkees. Listening to rock and roll on jukeboxes and car radios created devoted fans of these groups, whose music communicated the optimism and sorrow of a generation contending with strong countercultural forces.
Detroit Rock City, 1h34
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington, Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Lin Shaye, Melanie Lynskey
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3993753.3993753.3993753.3993753.399375
In Cleveland, Ohio, 1978, a middle-aged woman (Lin Shaye) is relaxing at home and puts on a vinyl record to listen to. While sipping a red wine and reading while humming The Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun", she becomes agitated as rock music plays. When she discovers the record being KISS' Love Gun album and a secret cache of KISS albums, she is revealed to be ultra-conservative when she says "KISS, the devil's music". She then leaves the house.
Waco: The Rules of Engagement, 2h16
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about historical events
Actors Sonny Bono
Roles Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.894513.894513.894513.894513.89451
First Kid
First Kid (1996)
, 1h41
Directed by David M. Evans
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Political films, Children's films
Actors Brock Pierce, Sinbad, Zachery Ty Bryan, James Naughton, Timothy Busfield, Art LaFleur
Roles Himself
Rating52% 2.6049852.6049852.6049852.6049852.604985
Sam Simms (Sinbad) is a Secret Service agent assigned by his superior Wilkes (Robert Guillaume) to protect President Paul Davenport's (James Naughton) rebellious 13-year-old son Luke Davenport (Brock Pierce) after Luke's behavior causes another agent Woods (Timothy Busfield) to be replaced for mistreating Luke in front of media cameras. Woods is later fired for failing his physical. Simms sees this assignment as undesirable, but a possible stepping stone to protecting the President. He fails to connect with the boy at first, and Luke continues to misbehave, including an incident where he releases his pet snake Poison into a White House party. After seeing Luke get beat up by the school bully Rob (Zachery Ty Bryan), Simms feels sorry for him - he had felt alone as a teenager, too (losing his father in Vietnam) - and they become friends. Simms, a former boxing champion, agrees to sneak Luke out against the wishes of the chief of security Morton (Art LaFleur) and teach him how to fight.
Under the Boardwalk, 1h43
Directed by Fritz Kiersch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Keith Coogan, Danielle von Zerneck, Steve Monarque, Roxana Zal, Hunter von Leer, Stuart Fratkin
Roles Ancient #2
Rating54% 2.706282.706282.706282.706282.70628
It is the final weekend of summer and a group of Californian teenagers are looking forward to an upcoming surf contest. Rival gangs the 'Vals' and the 'Lowks' are confident that they will take home the trophy, but things become complicated when Reef Yorpin (Steve Monarque) - leader of the Lawks - discovers his sister Allie (Danielle von Zerneck) has fallen in love with 'Val' surfer Nick (Richard Joseph Paul) after meeting at a beach party.
Moonstruck (1988)
, 1h42
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about immigration
Actors Cher, Nicolas Cage, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, Danny Aiello, Julie Bovasso
Roles Sonny Bono (archive footage)
Rating71% 3.597653.597653.597653.597653.59765
Thirty-seven-year-old Loretta Castorini (Cher), a Sicilian-American widow, is an accountant in Brooklyn Heights, New York, where she lives with her family: her father Cosmo (Vincent Gardenia) who is a successful plumber, her mother Rose (Olympia Dukakis), and her paternal grandfather (Feodor Chaliapin, Jr). Her boyfriend, Johnny Cammareri (Danny Aiello) proposes to her before leaving for Sicily to attend to his dying mother; she accepts, but is insistent that they carefully follow tradition as she believes her first marriage was cursed by her failure to do so, resulting in her husband's death when he was hit by a bus. They plan to marry one month later, and Johnny asks Loretta to invite his estranged younger brother Ronny (Nicolas Cage) to the wedding. Loretta returns home and informs her parents of the engagement. Cosmo dislikes Johnny and is reluctant to commit to paying for the "real" wedding Loretta insists on, while Rose is pleased that Loretta likes Johnny but does not love him; she believes that one can easily be driven crazy by a partner whom one loves.
Hairspray (1988)
, 1h32
Directed by John Waters
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Obésité, Films about racism, Films about television, Musical films, Films about disabilities
Actors Ricki Lake, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, Divine, Jerry Stiller, Leslie Ann Powers
Roles Franklin von Tussle
Rating69% 3.497993.497993.497993.497993.49799
Tracy Turnblad (Ricki Lake) and her best friend, Penny Pingleton (Leslie Ann Powers), audition for The Corny Collins Show, a popular Baltimore teenage dance show based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. Penny is too nervous and stumbles over her answers, and another girl, Nadine, is cut for being black (there is a 'Negro Day' on the show on the last Thursday of every month, she is told). However, despite being overweight, Tracy is a strong enough dancer to become a regular on the show, infuriating the show's reigning queen, Amber Von Tussle (Colleen Fitzpatrick), a mean, privileged, beautiful high school classmate whose pushy stage parents, Velma (Debbie Harry) and Franklin Von Tussle (Sonny Bono), own Tilted Acres amusement park (based on Baltimore's Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, where racial problems occurred). Tracy steals Amber's boyfriend, Link Larkin (Michael St. Gerard), and competes against her for the title of Miss Auto Show 1963, fueling Amber's hatred of her.
Troll (1986)
, 1h22
Directed by John Carl Buechler
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Witches in film, Films based on Norse mythology, Comedy horror films
Actors Noah Hathaway, Michael Moriarty, Shelley Hack, Jenny Beck, Sonny Bono, June Lockhart
Roles Peter Dickinson
Rating46% 2.3053352.3053352.3053352.3053352.305335
The film begins with the Potter family moving into a new apartment complex in San Francisco. While unpacking, their young daughter Wendy is attacked by a grotesque little creature, who had long ago been transformed from a powerful wizard into a troll. Using a magic crystal green ring, it captures Wendy and possesses her form. After meeting the other eccentric tenants, the family notices Wendy's unusual behavior (roaring, biting, tossing people across rooms, punching people in the groin), but they attribute her behavior to the stress of the move. The only one that notices something is terribly wrong is Wendy's brother, Harry Potter Jr.
Airplane II: The Sequel, 1h25
Directed by Ken Finkleman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Transport films, Sur la Lune, Aviation films, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Dans un avion, Space opera
Actors Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Rip Torn
Roles Joe Seluchi
Rating60% 3.049883.049883.049883.049883.04988
In the near future, the Moon has been colonized and supports a station on its surface. A lunar shuttle known as Mayflower One is being rushed to launch from Houston. The head of the ground crew, The Sarge (Chuck Connors), does not like what is occurring, but he defers to the airline's management.
Escape to Athena, 2h5
Directed by George Cosmatos
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Political films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Roger Moore, Telly Savalas, David Niven, Stefanie Powers, Claudia Cardinale, Richard Roundtree
Roles Bruno Rotelli
Rating56% 2.8007652.8007652.8007652.8007652.800765
In 1944 allied POWs, at a remote POW camp on an unnamed island, are forced to excavate ancient Greek artifacts. The camp Commandant, Major Otto Hecht (Roger Moore), who was an Austrian antiques dealer before the war, is sending some of the valuable pieces to his sister living in Switzerland.
Murder on Flight 502, 1h37
Directed by George McCowan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Disaster films, American disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents
Actors Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Theodore Bikel, Sonny Bono, Dane Clark, Laraine Day
Roles Jack Marshall
Rating53% 2.662672.662672.662672.662672.66267
Flight 502 takes off from New York City to London. At the airport, a fake bomb threat leads to Head of Security Robert Davenport (George Maharis) finding a letter he would not have received until the next morning. The letter explains a series of murders will take place on Flight 502 before it lands. He and his team go over the backgrounds of all the passengers to find possible suspects. In the air, Captain Larkin (Robert Stack), off duty Police Officer Daniel Myerson (Hugh O'Brian), and flight attendant Karen White (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) look for suspicious passengers. Relationships develop on board between elderly singles Charlie Parkins (Walter Pidgeon) and Ida Goldman (Molly Picon), rock star Jack Marshall (Sonny Bono) and Dorothy Saunders (Rosemarie Stack), and mystery writer Mona Briarly (Polly Bergen) and suave passenger Paul Barons (Fernando Lamas). Briarly suspects Barons is actually a criminal who got away with stealing seven million dollars from a bank, but Barons denies it.
Good Times
Good Times (1967)
, 1h31
Directed by William Friedkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical, Western
Themes Films about television, Musical films
Actors Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders, Norman Alden, Lennie Weinrib, Larry Duran
Roles Sonny
Rating45% 2.2705552.2705552.2705552.2705552.270555
Sonny and Cher appear as themselves in this spoof of various genres, including mysteries, westerns and spy thrillers. The plot revolves around a film contract offered to Sonny by powerful executive Mr. Mordicus, played by George Sanders, who also plays the antagonist in each of Sonny's ideas for the proposed film, which are played out in a number of skits featuring music and dancing by the star duo.
Wild on the Beach, 1h17
Directed by Maury Dexter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Frankie Randall, Sherry Jackson, Booth Colman, Sonny Bono, Cher
Roles Self
Rating36% 1.824161.824161.824161.824161.82416
Co-ed Lee Sullivan (Sherry Jackson), a student at an unnamed California college, inherits a house on the beach from her late uncle. She wants to use the building as boarding house for girls, thus both alleviating the student housing shortage and financing her education.