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Sonny Bono (1935–1998)


Singer-entertainer who left show business and found himself in politics. He became mayor of Palm Springs, California and was eventually elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as Congressman from the State of California, a position he held until his death. See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 12: The Semi-Final (2014) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2014 Guapas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La boda secreta (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - uncredited)
 2014 Two Days, One Night ("La Nuit N'en Finit Plus")
 2014 World Championship Snooker (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Day 5, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - uncredited)
- Day 4, Part 2 (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - uncredited)
 2014 The Little Rascals Save the Day (Video) (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2014 Veronica Mars (writer: "I Got You Babe")
  Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Operation: Broken Feather (2014) ... (performer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 4: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang" - uncredited)
 2005-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Two-Night Finale: First Night (2013) ... (writer: "Bang Bang")
- Cher Week (2013) ... ("I Got You Babe", "The Beat Goes On") / (writer: "I Got You Babe", "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)", "The Beat Goes On")
- Hollywood Night (2013) ... (writer: "Bang Bang")
- Round Three (2011) ... ("Laugh at Me") / (writer: "Laugh at Me")
- Round Four (2005) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2013 Orphan Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner (2013) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2013 The Great Gatsby (music: "Bang Bang") / (publisher: "Bang Bang") / (writer: "Bang Bang")
 2012 Deuce and a Quarter (Short) (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Winners Chosen (2012) ... (writer: "Bang, Bang" (My Baby Shot Me Down))
- Top 10 Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 2012 Good Vibrations (writer: "Laugh At Me")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 2012 House M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We Need the Eggs (2012) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bon rotllo (2012) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2011 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Auditions 7 (2011) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2011 Sluzhebnyy roman. Nashe vremya (writer: "BANG BANG (MY BABY SHOT ME DOWN)")
 2011 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Love Car Displacement (2011) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Our All Time Favourite Films (2010) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2010 A Day in the Life of a Diabetic (Documentary short) (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
 2008 Game Boys (writer: "Baby Don't Go")
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Want Your Sex (2008) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2007 Delta Farce (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2007 Zodiac (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 2006 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Raconteurs/Cat Power (2006) ... (writer: "Bang Bang")
 2006 RV (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rough Trade (2006) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2005 In Her Shoes (writer: "I Got You Babe" (1965))
 2005 Kill Dill (Short) (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 2005 Be Cool (writer: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("I Got You Babe")
 2004 Alfie (writer: "The Beat Goes On" (1964))
 2004 Liebe in der Warteschleife (TV Movie) (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2004 The Murmuring Coast ("Needles and Pins")
 2004 The Duel (Short) (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Down)")
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 1995-2003 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Fat and the Furriest (2003) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
- Home Sweet Home-Diddily-Dum-Doodily (1995) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Got You Babe (2003) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (performer: "Laugh At Me") / (writer: "Laugh At Me")
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (writer: "On & On & On")
 2003 The Challenge (TV Movie) (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2002 Merci Dr Rey! (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2002 La bande du drugstore (writer: "The beats goes on")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2001 Me Without You (writer: "I've Got You Babe" (1965))
 2001 Britney Spears Live and More! (Video) (writer: "The Beat Goes On")
 2001 Just Visiting (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 2000 The British Invasion Returns (Video) (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 2000 Angel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Guise Will Be Guise (2000) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 2000 Living It Up (writer: "The Beat Goes On")
 2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) ("I Got You Babe")
 1999 And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Baby Don't Go", "I Got You Babe", "Laugh At Me", "The Beat Goes On")
 1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 18. Juli 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
 1997 Welcome to Woop Woop (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1997 Step by Step (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Locket Man (1997) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1996 First Kid (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1996 High Society (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Family Jewels (1996) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1996 A Summer Dress (Short) (writer: "Bang Bang")
  Bat Yam - New York (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1996) (writer - 1 episode, 1996)
- America (1996) ... (arranger: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited) / (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 1995 Home Improvement (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chicago Hope (1995) ... (writer: "I've Got You Babe")
 1994 The Nanny (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I've Got a Secret (1994) ... (writer: "BANG BANG")
 1993 Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Shot in the Dark (1993) ... (writer: "The Beat Goes On" - uncredited)
 1993 Groundhog Day (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1992 Shindig! Presents British Invasion Vol. 1 (Video short) (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1992 Absolutely Fabulous (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birthday (1992) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Life in the 90's (1990) ... ("Gotta Go Now", uncredited)
 1990 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An Illegitimate Concern (1990) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1989 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Frisky Business (1989) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb? (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1988 Buster (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1988 Mr. Belvedere (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Trip: Part 2 (1988) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1988 Rockin' the Night Away (TV Movie) (performer: "I Got You Babe", "Laugh at Me") / (writer: "I Got You Babe", "Laugh at Me")
 1987 Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "THE BEAT GOES ON")
 1986 Lovedolls Superstar (writer: "Baby Don't Go" - as S. Bono)
 1986 First Among Equals (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins" - uncredited)
 1985 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.80 (1985) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
 1977-1985 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 29 August 1985 (1985) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" video)
- Episode dated 3 November 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode dated 20 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode dated 6 October 1977 (1977) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
 1981 Charlie's Angels (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hula Angels (1981) ... (writer: "The Beat Goes On")
 1981 John Wilson's Mini-Musicals (Video) (performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "Sweet Gypsy Rose", "The Candy Man", "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done", "Black & White", "Higher Ground", "Love Story") / (writer: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done")
 1979 Kottan ermittelt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Drohbriefe (1979) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1979 Escape to Athena ("Vesti la giubba" (On with the motley) from "Pagliacci")
 1977 Good Times (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Evans Get Involved: Part 2 (1977) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe" - uncredited)
  The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (performer - 32 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (writer - 15 episodes, 1976 - 1977)
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... (performer: "Teach Me Tonight") / (writer: "The Beat Goes On")
- Episode #2.21 (1977) ... (performer: "You Are the Sunshine Of My Life", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
- Episode #2.20 (1977) ... (performer: "Swearin' To God", "You're Not Right For Me")
- Episode #2.19 (1977) ... (performer: "Ain't That Peculiar", "It Takes Two / Where Is the Love / You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling / Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", "I Got You Babe") / (writer: "I Got You Babe")
- Episode #2.18 (1977) ... (performer: "For Once In My Life", "Just You", "I Got You Babe") / (writer: "Just You", "I Got You Babe")
 1975 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lily Tomlin (1975) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe")
 1975 The Six Million Dollar Man (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Song and Dance Spy (1975) ... (performer: "Can't Take My Eyes Off You", "Know your up side from your down" - uncredited)
 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 March 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "You've Got a Friend")
  The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1971 - 1974) (performer - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1973)
- Episode #4.16 (1974) ... (writer: "I Got You Babe", "The Beat Goes On")
- Episode #4.1 (1973) ... (performer: "Little Darling") / (writer: "The Beat Goes On")
- Episode #3.1 (1972) ... (performer: "At The Opera: Return to the Son of Commercialis Americanis Revisited") / (writer: "I Got You Babe")
- Episode #2.13 (1972) ... (performer: "She Was A Vamp (Bonnie/Theda Bara/Sadie Thompson)", "For Once In My Life") / (writer: "A Cowboys Work is Never Done")
- Episode #2.8 (1972) ... (performer: "She Was A Vamp (Eve/Calamity Jane/Blanche Dubois)", "Headlights in the Papers") / (writer: "I Got You Babe", "The Beat Goes On")
 1973 Teenage Cowgirls (writer: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" - uncredited)
 1973 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown (Short) (performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown")
 1973 Higher Ground (Short) (performer: "Higher Ground")
 1973 Sweet Gypsy Rose (Short) (performer: "Sweet Gypsy Rose")
 1972 A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done (Short) (performer: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done") / (writer: "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done")
 1972 Black & White (Short) (performer: "Black & White")
 1972 The Candy Man (Short) (performer: "The Candy Man")
 1970 Groupies (Documentary) (writer: "BANG BANG")
 1968 You Are What You Eat (Documentary) (writer: "I Got You Babe')
 1964-1968 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.27 (1968) ... (writer: "You Better Sit Down Kids")
- Episode #17.27 (1964) ... (writer: "Needles And Pins")
 1968 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.18 (1968) ... (writer: "You Better Sit Down Kids")
 1967 Bang Bang (writer: "Bang Bang")
 1967 Good Times (writer: "It's the Little Things", "I Got You Babe", "Don't Talk to Strangers", "Trust Me", "Good Times", "Just a Name")
 1966 30 pinnar muck (music: "Lille Man")
 1966 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (TV Special) (writer: "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" - uncredited)
 1966 The Go!! Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.117 (1966) ... (writer: "Koko Joe" - as S. Christy)
- Episode #1.107 (1966) ... (writer: "Koko Joe" - as S. Christy)
 1966 Alfie (producer: "Alfie" - as Sonny)
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (performer - 2 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #2.22 (1965) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (writer: "Needles and Pins")
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (performer: "Laugh at Me") / (writer: "I Got You Babe", "Laugh at Me")
- Episode #1.43 (1965) ... (performer: "Hello Josephine") / (writer: "It's Gonna Rain", "I Got You Babe")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (writer: "Baby Don't Go")
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1965) ... (writer: "Baby Don't Go")
 1965 Wild on the Beach (performer: "It's Gonna Rain") / (writer: "It's Gonna Rain")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah")
- Episode #1.15 (1965) ... (writer: "Just You", "Baby Don't Go")
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Other Works:

Album (w/Cher): "Look at Us" (Atco). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sonny & Cher | Sonny and Cher | Sonny

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Personal Quote:

You're just borrowing (fame). It's like money. You're going to die, and somebody else is going to get it.

Trivia:

Interred at Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, USA, section B-35, #294. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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