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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Midler on playing characters: “Those kinds of characters that are larger than life — driven, overbearing — those kinds of characters don’t come along very often.

Midler on playing characters: “Those kinds of characters that are larger than life — driven, overbearing — those kinds of characters don’t come along very often. Even in the theater. And since good parts are at a premium, I’m no fool — I want to play as many of them as I possibly can. Every actress who calls herself an actress wants in her heart to play Lady Macbeth. And every musical-comedy person wants to play Mama Rose.” (1993, Hartford Courant)

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How Hello Dolly! Played A Part In Ending A 20 Year Feud Between Two Top Notch Actresses

Starts At 60
Glenn Close buries the hatchet with Broadway buddy
By Starts at 60 Writers
August 14, 2017

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We’ll take the news with a grain of salt, but it seems that Glenn Close and Patti LuPone may have finally reconciled after reportedly having a falling out more than 20 years ago, according to Page Six.

 According to a rep for Close, the two Broadway veterans took a trip to see the Bette Midler production of Hello, Dolly! and had drinks afterwards at Bar Centrale, where they were observed laughing like they were old friends without a hint of resentment. Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Bette Midler Makes Number One On Worst Dressed List

Appleton Post Crescent
September 4, 1974

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Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell‘s list of the 10 worst dressed women of 1973. No. 10 is a man: rock music star David Bowie.

For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Blackwell included a man.

The designer explained, “If they want to face the public as a woman, they deserve to make the list.” He described Bowie as “a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Deitrich doing a glitter revival of ‘New Faces’.” Read More

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News
April 26, 1974

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Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion.

Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Read More

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

BetteBack May 23, 1974: Young Stars Don’t Want To Do Television

South Mississippi Sun
May 23, 1974

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Jackie Gleason was drawing laughs from stage – hands and musicians at a most unfunny hour of the morning. Watching him, Gary Smith said American television needed other stars to treat it with the respect the Great One brings to the medium.

Gleason flew the Atlantic for the first time to guest star in a Julie Andrews Special. It was his first guest appearance in a generation of television.

It was also his first time on a Smith and Hemion show. Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion, honored with Emmy s and othe r awards, have attracted stars to Britain since they were lured from the United State s by Sir Lew Grade of ATV to head his Specials program. Read More

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

BetteBack April 21, 1974: Bette Midler To Receive A Special Tony Award

Bakersfield Californian
April 21, 1974

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A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Candide.” Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli have been chosen to receive special Tony Awards. The presentations will be made at the 28th Annual Tony Awards ceremonies, airing on ABC. Sunday at 9PM. The special Tonys, presented by the League of New York Theatres and Producers, were voted by the Tony Administration Com mittee in recognition of outstanding theatrical achievements which were not eligible for the regular American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards competition. Read More

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

BetteBack April 14, 1974: Rock stars easily refuse big Las Vegas offers

Salina Journal
April 14, 1974

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Alice Cooper dropped in to see Liza Minnelli perform at the Riviera and while he was there he discussed the possibility of bringing his group and his snake to do a gig there.

A few days earlier, Neil Diamond visited the glittering desert oasis to see Frank Sinatra do his dramatic comeback, and as long as he was there anyway, he,gave a polite ear to those who showered him with offers.

The Tropicana Hotel, which recently adopted a big-name policy, reportedly offered Bette Midler $250,000 a week to play their theater-nightclub, and Miss M divinely rejected it. She would like ?1 million a week for her appearances and doesn’t seem embarrassed about asking for it. At that price, there are few takers. Read More

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

BetteBack August 28, 1973: What Is Bette Midler Doing Now?

Daily Journal
August 28, 1973

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Q: Where’s that divine Bette Midler these days? I saw her on TV a few times, but nothing new lately.—P.W., Savannah

A: The divine Miss M. sings the theme song “Friends” in the new hit film, “The Last of Sheila.” She is busy now making an album with material ranging from “Higher to Higher” to “Chattanooga Choo Choo.”

Three ABCTV specials are scheduled beginning next March. Midler is also preparing for u 30-stop tour opening at the Mississippi River Festival in Edwardsville, III., on August 28 amd ending in Philadelphia on Nov. 28. Read More

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

BetteBackJuly 28, 1973: Bette Midler Has A Major Fan

Mt Vernon Register News
July 28, 1973

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Dear Bette Midler fans, you have exalted company, Bing Crosby, who says he has never met the lady in person, thinks she is a major vocal talent. P.S. ABC will star her in a special next winter.

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Accentuate The Positive – Bette Midler & Bing Crosby – From “The Bing Crosby Special” March 20, 1977 | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Friday, December 9, 2016

BetteBack June 20, 1973: Bette Midler Signs On For TV Special

Star News
June 20, 1973

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Up, up and away: Bette Midler, the former underground star who’s been setting mainline audiences on their collective ears, has signed with ABC for a one-hour special to he filmed next March.

Bette, whose wow! performances have critics’ comparing her with everyone from Mae West to Barbra Streisand, sets out on her second concert tour this September.

Barbra Streisand’s year of singing dangerously

“The Funny Girl” brings the fury: Barbra Streisand bashes Trump, backs Clinton at L.A. concert Read More

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