Cher received the ultimate show business honor Thursday when she placed her handprints and footprints in cement in the courtyard in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
The superstar spoke to the crowd saying that she decided to pursue an entertainment career when her parents took her to see Cinderella at the historic theater when she was 4 years old. At one point the singer-actress nearly toppled over into the cement but was steadied by two men in attendance. After Cher completed the commemoration with her signature, she poured gold glitter onto the cement.
Just minutes prior to Cher's appearance a tour bus carrying a group of miners who were rescued after being trapped underground in Chile last month stopped in front of the theater, and the passengers chanted Cher's name.
Cher's son Chaz; her mother, Georgia; her agent, Ron Meyer; and songwriter Diane Warren were among those in attendance to witness the honor.
Cher's next film, Burlesque, will open nationally November 24.
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