Sonny Bono

Sonny Bono REPRepublican

American entertainer, musician and politician (1935-1998)

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Sonny BonoREPRepublican American entertainer, musician and politician (1935-1998)
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Age at Death1935-1998
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Salvatore Phillip "Sonny" Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998) was an American singer, 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 serving from 1995 until his death in 1998. The United States Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998, which extended the term of copyright by 20 years, was named in honor of Bono when it was passed by Congress nine months after his death. Mary Bono (Sonny's widow) had been one of the original sponsors of the legislation, commonly known as the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
Inglewood High School
Graduate
1953
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Mayor of Palm Springs
1988 - 1992
Sought Republican Nomination for US Senate
1992
Representative
United States House of Representatives
Experience
US House of Representatives
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Entertainer
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restaurant owner
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television producer
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Song writer