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Lifetime to Premiere 'Dear Mom, Love Cher,' Documentary on Cher's Mom Georgia Holt

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood April 2, 2013 at 1:05PM

For Mother's Day, Lifetime will premiere documentary "Dear Mom, Love Cher," centering on the life of story of -- you guessed it -- Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, who grew up in rural Arkansas and went on to weather the storm of six tumultuous marriages while pursuing a career in Hollywood as a singer and actress.
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Cher and Georgia Holt
Cher and Georgia Holt

For Mother's Day, Lifetime will premiere documentary "Dear Mom, Love Cher," centering on the life of story of -- you guessed it -- Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, who grew up in rural Arkansas and went on to weather the storm of six tumultuous marriages while pursuing a career in Hollywood as a singer and actress.

Holt also raised two daughters, Georganne and Cherilyn, with the latter of course going on to live out the dream that Holt never herself fulfilled. The doc features an exclusive duet between Cher and her mother, and long-lost recordings Holt taped more than three decades ago.

Cher states of the film and her mom: "This project started as a gift for my mom’s 86th birthday.  Like most things in my family, it was initiated by my sister Georganne, who asked me if I could update mom’s album.  So I went BIG (I’m known in the family for doing that)... My mom is EXACTLY like ‘Rocky.’  She NEVER gives up!"

The hour-long film, directed by P. David Ebersole, premieres on Lifetime on May 6.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.