Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono
1935 - 1998
Sonny Bono  American Musician

Sonny Bono dating history


Sonny Bono was previously married to Mary Bono (1986 - 1998), Susie Coelho (1981 - 1984), Cher (1964 - 1975) and Donna Rankin (1954 - 1962).

Sonny Bono was in a relationship with Mimi Machu (1963).

Sonny Bono had an encounter with Joey Heatherton (1974).


American Musician Sonny Bono was born Salvatore Philip Bono on 16th February, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan and passed away on 5th Jan 1998 Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, California aged 62. He is most remembered for The Sonny and Cher Show. His zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Sonny Bono was in 5 on-screen matchups, including Ronee Blakley in The Love Boat (1977), Sheila Lenham in The Love Boat (1977), Bea Arthur in The Golden Girls (1985), Debbie Harry in Hairspray (1988) and Judy Landers in The Love Boat (1977).

Sonny Bono is a member of the following lists: American Scientologists, American film actors and American record producers.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 14 years 9 years, 7 months 4 years
Dating1 1 month, 1 day - -
Encounter1 1 month - -
Total6 14 years 6 years, 5 months 1 month


First Name Sonny
Middle Name Philip
Last Name Bono
Full Name at Birth Salvatore Philip Bono
Age 62 (age at death) years
Birthday 16th February, 1935
Birthplace Detroit, Michigan
Died 5th January, 1998
Place of Death Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, California
Cause of Death Skiing accident
Buried Desert Memorial Park Cathedral City, California, US
Height 5' 5½" (166 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Scientology
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Inglewood High School (dropped out 1952)
Occupation Text Singer, musician, songwriter, producer, actor, politician
Occupation Musician
Claim to Fame The Sonny and Cher Show
Music Genre (Text) Pop, Rock
Year(s) Active 1963–1995
Instrument (text) Vocals
Associated Acts Cher, Sonny & Cher
Official Websites,
Father Santo Bono
Mother Zena "Jean" La Valle
Sister Fran Bono, Betty Bono

Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (; February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher. He was mayor of Palm Springs, California from 1988 to 1992, and the Republican congressman for California's 44th district, elected during the Republican Revolution and served from 1995 until his death in 1998.

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Sonny Bono62 AquariusMusician
Mary Bono60 ScorpioProducer
Susie Coelho68 SagittariusActress
Joey Heatherton77 VirgoActress
Mimi Machu82Actress
Cher76 TaurusSinger
Donna Rankin-Production Manager


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Christine BonoFemale24th June, 195863 years oldDonna Rankin
SeanMale10th April, 196458 years oldMimi Machu
ChastityFemale4th May, 196953 years oldCher
Chesare Chesare Elan BonoMale25th April, 198834 years oldMary Bono
Chianna Marie BonoFemale2nd February, 199131 years oldMary Bono


First Kid1996Congressman Sonny BonoMovie
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman1993Mayor Frank BerkowitzTV Show
P.S.I. Luv U1991The MayorTV Show
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1990Colin DavidTV Show
Thanksgiving Day1990TV Movie
Under the Boardwalk1989Ancient #2Movie
Hairspray1988Franklin von TussleMovie
Dirty Laundry1987MauriceMovie
Troll1986Peter DickinsonMovie
Murder, She Wrote1984Valentino ReggioreTV Show
Balboa1983Tony CarloTV Movie
The Vals1983'Spaced-out' MusicianMovie
Airplane II: The Sequel1982The BomberMovie
Matt Houston1982RichardTV Show
Top of the Hill1980Bobby AntoineTV Movie
Escape to Athena1979Bruno RotelliMovie
The Country Western Murders1979Sonny HuntTV Movie
CHiPs1977MikeTV Show
Fantasy Island1977Holly Ryan, Matt Krane, Monty GreenTV Show
Laugh-In1977Guest PerformerTV Show
The Love Boat1977Benny Carter, Phil Backstrom, Steve BloomTV Show
Charlie's Angels1976MarvinTV Show
Murder on Flight 5021975Jack MarshallTV Movie
Switch1975Darcy TaggartTV Show
The Six Million Dollar Man1974John PerryTV Show
The New Scooby-Doo Movies1972Sonny BonoTV Show
Love, American Style1969TV Show
Marcus Welby, M.D.1969Rico RenatiTV Show
Good Times1967... (uncredited), Jungle Morry, Sheriff Irving Ringo, SonnyMovie
Laugh-In1967Guest PerformerTV Show
Dr. Rock and Mr. Roll1965Sonny (rumored)Movie
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1964JerryTV Show
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SteveJan 11, 2009

Wow a hippie singer to a congress man big change

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