BetteBack June 26, 1977: Are Bette And Barry Still Friends?
June 26, 1977
Q: Are Bette Midler and Barry Manilow close friends or have the two gone their separate wavs? – W.S.. Salem, Ore.
A: Bette and Barry are not the closest of friends. Her former accompanist’s career has topped her popularity in both record sales and persona! income, thanks to all of Barry’s hit songs.
Both are highly temperamental types and fiercely competitive. Bette. of course, still hopes to make it sooner or later in the movies and now Barry has leased a Los Angeles mansion hoping that maybe Hollywood will put out the welcome mat for him. too.