Cher Cher

singer, actress, songwriter, author, entertainer Cher Cher

Cher is an American singer and actress. A significant popular culture figure for more than five decades, she has been called the Goddess of Pop. Recognized for having brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in various areas of entertainment, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image.
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Birthday
20 May 1946
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The Best Beauty Trends And Fads Of 2017
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Cher hair and jade rollers and buzz cuts, oh my!
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How Cher stays fabulous at 71 years old
CNN - 5 months
Even if she wanted to, Cher says she couldn't fit into some of her most famous outfits.
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Designer Accusing Khloe Kardashian Of Copying Appears To Have Major Receipts
Huffington Post - 9 months
It’s hard to keep up with the allegations of copying facing Khloe Kardashian and her denim line, Good American. On this week’s episode, we have some receipts.  The controversy started last Friday, when fashion designer Destiney Bleu accused Kardashian on Twitter of copying designs from her line of bedazzled clothing for an upcoming Good American collection. She claimed Kardashian ordered a slew of items from her “DBleudazzled” line before similar-looking clothes appeared in an ad for Good American that Kardashian tweeted last week.  On Sunday, Bleu received a cease and desist letter from Kardashian’s attorney that denies Good American’s design team had ever seen her clothes. Now, she’s fighting back with documents that appear to show both orders of clothing billed to Kardashian and correspondence with Kardashian’s stylist and assistant. The cease and desist called Bleu’s accusations “flagrantly false and defamatory” and detrimental to Good American and Kardashian’s busine...
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Dave Chappelle Donates $50,000 From Michigan Show To Flint Foundation
Huffington Post - 9 months
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Get ready for Cher the musical
CNN - 9 months
Broadway, Cher's got you babe.
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Cher, Carter join Allman Brothers Band fans at leader's funeral
Reuters.com - 9 months
(This June 3 story corrects guitarist's last name to "Trucks" from "Hicks" in 8th paragraph)
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Cher, former president Jimmy Carter, Allman Brothers band mates attend private service - RollingStone.com
Google News - 9 months
RollingStone.com Cher, former president Jimmy Carter, Allman Brothers band mates attend private service RollingStone.com Gregg Allman was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Macon, Georgia, with the Allman Brothers Band singer buried near his brother Duane Allman. Credit: AP Photo/Branden Camp. By Daniel Kreps. 14 hours ago ... Cher honors ex-husband Gregg Allman at rocker's funeralLos Angeles Times Southern rocker Gregg Allman laid to rest near Highway 41Washington Post Cher Attends Ex-Husband Gregg Allman's Georgia Funeral as Crowds Line Streets to Pay Their RespectsPEOPLE.com Atlanta Journal Constitution -E! Online -ABC News -Ultimate Classic Rock all 168 news articles »
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Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 - RollingStone.com
Google News - 9 months
RollingStone.com Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Pioneer, Dead at 69 RollingStone.com Gregg Allman, a singer, musician and songwriter who played an essential role in the invention of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69. Credit: Photofest. By Richard Gehr. 10 hours ago. More News. Gregg Allman Denies Hospice Rumors Gregg Allman ... Gregg Allman: A Voice of the South Who Mixed a Musical Melting PotNew York Times Trouble No More: Allman Brothers Biographer Alan Paul Reflects on 25 Years of Interviewing Gregg AllmanBillboard Cher, Cameron Crowe, Peter Frampton and others react to Gregg Allman's deathLos Angeles Times NPR -New York Daily News -Salon -Boston Herald all 376 news articles »
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Celebrities Mourn Gregg Allman After News Of His Death
Huffington Post - 9 months
News of Gregg Allman’s death was met with an outpouring of grief on Saturday.  The legendary musician “passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia,” according to a statement on Allman’s official website, which noted his family planned on releasing their own statement soon. “Gregg struggled with many health issues over the past several years. During that time, Gregg considered being on the road playing music with his brothers and solo band for his beloved fans, essential medicine for his soul. Playing music lifted him up and kept him going during the toughest of times.” Celebrities and friends, including Allman’s ex-wife Cher, took to social media to remember the singer:    IVE TRIED… WORDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE GUI GUI FOREVER, CHOOCH — Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017 never forget....gui ❤️chooch pic.twitter.com/q3BWnnNohp — Cher (@cher) May 27, 2017 It is with deep sadness we announce that Gregg Allman, a founding member of The ...
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About That Mar-a-Lago Sinkhole...
Huffington Post - 9 months
When news broke last week that a sinkhole formed at Donald Trump’s resort and weekend White House known as Mar-a-Lago, the press and social media had a field day. The headline in the Washington Post declared, “Sinkhole forms in front of Mar-a-Lago; metaphors pour in.” Twitter went full snark. Even Cher got into the laughfest. Many who know me as a Florida sinkhole expert forwarded several articles about the collapse. By all reports, the sinkhole was a small 4-foot square collapse feature. But was it really a sinkhole? When I heard the news, I was highly skeptical. A sinkhole is a collapse of a void space that forms from the solution of soluble rock—usually limestone. In Florida, most of the limestone that contains void spaces large enough to cause a sinkhole the size of the one at Mar-a-Lago is found near the surface in central Florida near Tampa and Orlando. Some large sinkholes in this area have caused tremendous property damage and loss of life. But Mar-a-Lago? Ac...
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Billboard Music Awards: Cher bares body, Miley covers up
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2017 Billboard Music Awards highlights
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Timeline
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 69
    In 2016, after the discovery of lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Michigan, Cher donated more than 180,000 bottles of water to the city as part of a partnership with Icelandic Glacial.
  • 2015
    Age 68
    In June 2015, after Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, she made a series of critical comments on Twitter, stating that "Donald Trump's punishment is being Donald Trump".
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    In 2015, she received the amfAR Award of Inspiration for "her willingness and ability to use her fame for the greater good" and for being "one of the great champions in the fight against AIDS".
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    By 2015, she was still working on the project, enlisting writer Rick Elice to help her develop the script.
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    After appearing as Marc Jacobs' guest at the 2015 Met Gala, Cher posed for his brand's fall/winter advertising campaign.
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  • 2014
    Age 67
    On May 7, 2014, Cher confirmed a collaboration with American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan on their album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin.
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    In November 2014, she cancelled all remaining dates due to an infection that affected kidney function.
    She embarked on the Dressed to Kill Tour in March 2014, nearly a decade after announcing her "farewell tour".
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  • 2013
    Age 66
    In September 2013, Cher declined an invitation to perform at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony in Russia due to the country's controversial anti-gay legislation that overshadowed preparations for the event.
    In November 2013, she appeared as a guest performer and judge on the seventeenth season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, during its eighth week, which was dedicated to her.
    On June 30, 2013, Cher headlined the annual Dance on the Pier benefit, celebrating Gay Pride day.
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    Dear Mom, Love Cher, a documentary she produced about her mother Georgia Holt, aired on Lifetime in May 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 65
    During the 2012 United States presidential election, Cher and comedian Kathy Griffin released a public service announcement titled "Don't Let Mitt Turn Back Time on Women's Rights".
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  • 2010
    Age 63
    In November 2010, she received the honor of placing her handprints and footprints in cement in the courtyard in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
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    Cher returned to film in the 2010 musical Burlesque, playing a nightclub impresario whom a young Hollywood hopeful is looking to impress.
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  • 2008
    Age 61
    Cher supported Hillary Clinton in her 2008 presidential campaign.
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    In 2008, she began a three-year, 200-performance residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, for which she earned a reported $60 million per year.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 58
    Her 326-date Farewell Tour ended in 2005 as one of the highest-grossing concert tours of all time, seen by over 3.5 million fans and earning $250 million.
  • 2002
    Age 55
    After leaving Warner UK in 2002, Cher signed a worldwide deal with the U.S. division of Warner Bros.
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    In June 2002, Cher embarked on the Living Proof: The Farewell Tour, announced as the final live concert tour of her career, although she vowed to continue making records and films.
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    At the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, she won the Dance/Club Play Artist of the Year Award and was presented with the Artist Achievement Award by Steven Tyler for having "helped redefine popular music with massive success on the Billboard charts".
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    In May 2002, she performed during the benefit concert VH1 Divas Las Vegas.
  • 2000
    Age 53
    During the 2000 United States presidential election, ABC News wrote that she was determined to do "whatever possible to keep him Bush out of office".
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  • 1999
    Age 52
    At the 1999 World Music Awards, she received the Legend Award for her "lifelong contribution to the music industry".
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    Cher was named the number-one dance artist of 1999 by Billboard.
    In November 1999, Cher released the compilation album The Greatest Hits, which sold three million copies outside of the U.S. as of January 2000.
  • 1998
    Age 51
    Its companion television special, Cher: Live in Concert – From the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (1999), was the highest rated original HBO program in 1998–99, registering a 9. rating among adults 18 to 49 and a 13. rating in the HBO universe of about 33 million homes.
    It became the best-selling recording of 1998 and 1999, respectively, in the UK and the U.S., and Cher's most successful single to date. "Believe" topped the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks and became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK, selling over 1.7 million copies in the country as of November 2013.
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    She paid tribute to him by hosting the CBS special Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers, which aired on May 20, 1998.
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    Following Sonny Bono's death in a skiing accident in 1998, Cher delivered a tearful eulogy at his funeral, calling him "the most unforgettable character" she had met.
  • 1997
    Age 50
    Her music played a large role in the American TV series The X-Files episode "The Post-Modern Prometheus", which aired in November 1997.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1996
    Age 49
    In 1996, Cher played the wife of a businessman who hires a hitman to murder her in the Chazz Palminteri-scripted dark comedy film Faithful.
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  • 1995
    Age 48
    Alongside Chrissie Hynde, Neneh Cherry, and Eric Clapton, she topped the UK Singles Chart in 1995 with the charity single "Love Can Build a Bridge".
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  • 1994
    Age 47
    During 1994, she started a mail-order catalogue business, Sanctuary, selling Gothic-themed products, and contributed a rock version of "I Got You Babe" to MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head.
  • 1992
    Age 45
    She embarked on the Love Hurts Tour during 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 44
    In later years, Cher commented that her Geffen label "hit years" had been especially significant to her, "because I was getting to do songs that I really loved... songs that really represented me, and they were popular!" She released the exercise book Forever Fit in 1991, followed by the 1992 fitness videos CherFitness: A New Attitude and CherFitness: Body Confidence.
  • 1990
    Age 43
    She embarked on the Heart of Stone Tour in 1990.
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  • 1989
    Age 42
    Deemed "controversial" for her performance on a Navy warship, straddling a cannon, and wearing a leather thong that revealed her tattooed buttocks, the 1989 music video for "If I Could Turn Back Time" was the first ever to be banned by MTV.
    At the 1989 People's Choice Awards, Cher won the Favorite All-Around Female Star Award.
  • 1988
    Age 41
    Her 1988 Oscar win signaled an important change in Hollywood, according to Berman, as Cher appeared in a negligee outfit, danced onstage and was applauded for her daring.
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  • 1987
    Age 40
    In 1987, Cher signed with Geffen Records and revived her musical career with what music critics Johnny Danza and Dean Ferguson describe as "her most impressive string of hits to date", establishing her as a "serious rock and roller... a crown that she'd worked long and hard to capture".
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    Cher starred in three films in 1987.
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    By 1987, Cher was receiving attention for her controversial lifestyle, including her tattoos, plastic surgeries, exhibitionist fashion sense, and affairs with younger men.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1986
    Age 39
    She had romantic relationships with actors Val Kilmer, Eric Stoltz, and Tom Cruise, hockey player Ron Duguay, film producer Josh Donen, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, and Rob Camilletti, an 18-years-younger bagel baker whom she dated from 1986 to 1989.
  • 1985
    Age 38
    In 1985, Cher formed the film production company Isis.
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  • 1983
    Age 36
    Director Mike Nichols, who had seen Cher onstage in Jimmy Dean, offered her the part of Dolly Pelliker, a plant co-worker and Meryl Streep's lesbian roommate in the film Silkwood. When it premiered in 1983, audiences questioned Cher's ability as an actress.
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  • 1982
    Age 35
    She moved to New York in 1982 to take acting lessons with Lee Strasberg, founder of the Actors Studio, but never enrolled after her plans changed.
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    In 1982, Columbia Records released the album I Paralyze, later deemed by Bego as Cher's "strongest and most consistent solo album in years" despite its low sales.
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    In 1982, Cher made her Broadway debut in the play Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and starred in the film adaptation of the same title.
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  • 1980
    Age 33
    In 1980, alongside Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder, Cher wrote her last Casablanca disco recording, "Bad Love", for the film Foxes.
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  • 1978
    Age 31
    Beginning in 1978, she had a two-year live-in relationship with Kiss member Gene Simmons.
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  • 1977
    Age 30
    In 1977, under the rubric "Allman and Woman", she recorded alongside Allman the duet album Two the Hard Way. Their relationship ended following the release of the album, and their divorce was finalized in 1979.
    Although the show was a ratings success on its premiere, Cher and Sonny's insulting onscreen banter about their divorce, her reportedly extravagant lifestyle, and her troubled relationship with Allman caused a public backlash that eventually contributed to the show's cancellation in August 1977.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1976
    Age 29
    Sonny and Cher's TV reunion, The Sonny and Cher Show, debuted on CBS in February 1976—the first show ever to star a divorced couple.
  • 1975
    Age 28
    Avedon took the controversial photo of Cher in a beaded and feathered nude gown for the cover of Time magazine in 1975.
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    Their divorce was finalized on June 26, 1975.
    On June 30, 1975, four days after finalizing her divorce from Sonny, Cher married rock musician Gregg Allman, co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band.
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    On February 16, 1975, Cher returned to television with a solo show on CBS.
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    Records, and she began work on her first album under the label in 1975.
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    After her divorce from Sonny Bono in 1975, Cher launched a comeback in 1979 with the disco-oriented album Take Me Home and earned $300,000 a week for her 1980 - 82 residency show in Las Vegas.
  • 1974
    Age 27
    In 1974, Cher won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.
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    Cher's third U.S. solo number-one single was "Dark Lady", in 1974, from the namesake album.
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  • 1973
    Age 26
    At Sonny's insistence, in 1973 Cher released an album of standards called Bittersweet White Light, which was commercially unsuccessful.
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  • 1972
    Age 25
    In 1972, Cher released the all-ballad set Foxy Lady, demonstrating the evolution of her vocal abilities, according to Bego.
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  • 1971
    Age 24
    In 1971, Sonny and Cher signed with the Kapp Records division of MCA Records, and the latter singer released the single "Classified 1A", in which she sings from the point of view of a soldier who bleeds to death in Vietnam.
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    The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour premiered as a summer replacement series on August 1, 1971, and had six episodes.
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    CBS head of programming Fred Silverman offered Sonny and Cher their own television program after he noticed them as guest-hosts on The Merv Griffin Show in 1971.
  • 1969
    Age 22
    They officially married after she gave birth on March 4, 1969 to Chaz Bono.
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    In 1969, she was dropped from Imperial Records.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 18
    Sonny and Cher charted ten Billboard top 40 singles between 1965 and 1972, including five top-ten singles: "I Got You Babe", "Baby Don't Go", "The Beat Goes On", "All I Ever Need Is You", and "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done".
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    Following the recording of "I Got You Babe", they traveled to England in July 1965 at the Rolling Stones' advice; Cher recalled, "they had told us... that Americans just didn't get us and that if we were going to make it big, we were going to have to go to England."
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    In early 1965, Caesar and Cleo began calling themselves Sonny & Cher.
    Encouraged by Imperial, Cher worked with Sonny on her second solo single on the label, a cover version of Bob Dylan's "All I Really Want to Do", which peaked at number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1965.
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  • 1964
    Age 17
    Cher signed with Liberty Records' Imperial imprint in the end of 1964, and Sonny became her producer.
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    Cher and Sonny became close friends, eventual lovers, and performed their own unofficial wedding ceremony in a hotel room in Tijuana, Mexico, on October 27, 1964.
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  • 1962
    Age 15
    Cher met performer Sonny Bono in November 1962 when he was working for record producer Phil Spector.
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  • 1961
    Age 14
    In 1961, Holt married bank manager Gilbert LaPiere, who adopted Cher (under the name Cheryl LaPiere) and Georganne, and enrolled them at Montclair College Preparatory School, a private school in Encino, whose students were mostly from affluent families.
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    Fascinated by film stars, Cher's role model was Audrey Hepburn, particularly due to her role in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Born
    Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946.
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