Bette Midler

Bette Midler

 

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Bette Midler (/bɛt/;[1] born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.[2]

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following.

Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance". In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a show titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in 2010.

Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She has since starred in a number of hit films, which include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Outrageous Fortune, Beaches, The First Wives Club, Hocus Pocus, and The Stepford Wives. She also starred in For the Boys and Gypsy, and won two additional Golden Globe Awards for these films.

In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, three Platinum, and three Multiplatinum albums by RIAA.[3][4]

Midler is currently appearing on Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly!, which began preview performances on March 15, 2017 and premiered at the Shubert Theatre on April 20, 2017.[5][6] It was her first leading role in a Broadway musical.[7] On June 11, 2017, Midler received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the title role in Hello, Dolly!

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Mandy Gonzalez Talks ‘Hamilton,’ Bette Midler + Backstage
  –  December 14, 2017
Backstage is the reason I got my first job in New York! After I was done with high school [in California] I got a job as a backup singer for Bette Midler. We came to New York and she put us up for a week in the Plaza Hotel. I didn’t have a job ...
Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler for alleged groping incident
  –  December 1, 2017
Geraldo Rivera has apologized to Bette Midler after the singer brought up again a previous accusation that the journalist groped her in the 1970s. "Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the ...
Bette Midler posts 1991 interview accusing Geraldo Rivera of groping her: “He has yet to apologize”
  –  November 30, 2017
Bette Midler has taken exception to Fox News host Geraldo Rivera ... In a tweet of her own, Midler posted a clip from a 1991 interview with Barbara Walters, in which the actress and singer accused Rivera and one of his producers of drugging her with ...
‘Murderous dictator Duterte serenaded Trump’ – Bette Midler
  –  November 14, 2017
American singer-actress Bette Midler has called President Rodrigo Duterte a “murderous dictator” after the Philippine leader serenaded United States President Donald Trump at a gala dinner in Pasay City. In a Twitter post she made on Tuesday ...
Pink confirms she threw shade at Kim Kardashian for ‘talking about Bette Midler’ – and explains why she did it
  –  October 21, 2017
Pink has revealed why she mocked Kim Kardashian’s nude selfie last year – because the reality tv star took on Bette Midler. The 38-year-old singer appeared on Watch What Happens Live as she discussed the pair’s disagreement and revealed exactly why ...
Pink reignites feud with Kim Kardashian West over Bette Midler
  –  October 21, 2017
Pink has reignited her feud with Kim Kardashian West after she traded blows on Twitter with Bette Midler during her "naked selfie" scandal. The 38-year-old singer believes the way the reality star - who attempted to break the internet with a racy nude ...

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