BetteBack August 22, 1982: Was Barry Manilow Ever Bette’s Boyfriend?

Madison Wisconsin State Journal
August 22, 1982


Q. How old is singer-composer Barry Manilow? Was he ever the house pianist in the famous Turkish baths where Bette Midler got her start? Was he ever Midler’s boyfriend?—Louise Stein, Detroit, Mich.

A. Barry Manilow, 36, played piano in the wellpublicized Continental Baths in Manhattan, a reportedly gay bathhouse in the Ansonia Hotel where Bette Midler entertained as a singer. Midler and Manilow were never an item.

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August 30, 2013 7:47 pm

Was Barry Manilow ever Midler’s boyfriend? Please notice that was asked more than 30 years ago and published by the Madison, Wisconsin State Journal.
Makes me laugh! I love them both – but Bette more!