Bette Midler Biography (Wikipedia)
Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. 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".
Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in a number of hit films, which include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Ruthless People (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Big Business (1988), Beaches (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), The First Wives Club (1996), The Stepford Wives (2004), and Parental Guidance (2012). She also starred in For the Boys (1991) and Gypsy (1993), winning two additional Golden Globes for these films and receiving a second Academy Award nomination for the former. 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.
- Would Bette Midler have made it if she had started out today?https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj5pf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj5pf.jpg2016-10-23T20:00:00.000ZShe doesn't seem to think so...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cj5pr
Would Bette Midler have made it if she had started out today?
- Bette Midler is very nervous about the US Election...https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpg2016-10-23T11:30:00.000ZBette spoke candidly to Michael Ball about the lasting effect of the Presidential racehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cj4f4
Bette Midler is very nervous about the US Election...
- Bette Midler in Conversationhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cj4dm.jpg2016-10-23T11:30:00.000ZListen to Bette's full and frank interview with Michael Ball about The Divine Miss M album, her return to Broadway and the US Electionhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04clr15
Bette Midler in Conversation
- Bette Midler on seeing Adelehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cs9rk.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03cs9rk.jpg2015-12-17T17:00:00.000ZBette reflects on some of her greatest hits and how she avoided the pitfalls of fame.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03csc1l
Bette Midler on seeing Adele
- Bette Midler is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fl7qb.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01fl7qb.jpg2013-08-25T20:01:00.000ZDoris Lawrence in Weoley Castle, Birmingham nominates Bette Midler for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01fl7rg
Bette Midler is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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