Georgia Holt, Singer and Mother of Cher, Dies at 96

By Aashirwad

December, 11

Was Georgia Holt on I Love Lucy? That’s right – Cher’s mother, Georgia Holt, makes a small appearance in the Lucy episode “Lucy Gets a Paris Gown.”

Cher broke the news on Twitter Saturday evening, writing “mom is gone.” No other details, including a cause or exact date of death, are available at this time. 

In September, Holt had been admitted to a hospital with pneumonia after facing some recurring health struggles.

“Sorry I’ve been Mia. Mom’s Been Sick Off & On. She Just Got Out Of Hosp. She Had Pneumonia. She’s Getting Better,” Cher shared on Sept. 9. 

Holt was a singer-songwriter, actor and model best known for her roles in “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet,” “I Love Lucy” and “Jane Wyman Presents the Fireside Theater.” 

She also appeared in several films including “A Life of Her Own,” “Watch the Birdie,” “Grounds for Marriage” and “Father’s Little Dividend.”  

In the 1980s, Holt recorded her country album “Honky Tonk Woman,” which was later released in 2013 and featured a duet with Cher titled “I’m Just Your Yesterday.” 

Holt is survived by her two daughters, Cher and Georganne LaPiere; her partner, Spencer; and her grandchildren, Chaz Bono and P. Exeter Blue I.