Liz Smith: Cher is ‘Dressed to Kill‘ and eternal
Sept 4, 2014
“I’M SO the phoenix!”
That’s what the one and only and eternal Cher tells AARP magazine this month.
The star, who will return to New York with her “Dressed to Kill” concert later this month, tells writer Alanna Nash: “I’m not a confident person, and I’m really not a ‘Cher’ fan. But I want to make sure I’ll do a great job. So I go balls to the wall and try to do every single thing I can.”
As to when we can expect Cher to hang up her baubles, bangles and beads, here’s this: “I don’t intend to step aside. This is the first generation that’s said, ‘We’re not going to roll over and play dead because we’re a certain age. It’s like saying to the Rolling Stones, ‘OK, you’ve had your time in the sun. Now go put on some plaid shorts and play golf!'”
Cher — she really is so the phoenix! Long may she rise again and again.
The other day I was chatting with Bette Midler and I said to her, “You are the only person I can think of who became a big star all over again in another medium — from singer to movie star.” Bette laughed and said, “Well, what about Cher?” Bette was correct — and how often does one great star acknowledge another in that way? Any other two-career perennials out there you can think of?