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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Celebrating singer & actress Bette Midler – Some Leftover Birthday Celebration

Egypt Today
Celebrating singer & actress Bette Midler
By: Nizar Ahmed Fri, Dec. 1, 2017

CAIRO – 1 December 2017: December 1 is the birthday of the enchanting singer and actress Bette Midler, whose Grammy-award winning music has sold nearly 30 million copies worldwide, while her film roles have earned her Oscar nominations.

Born in Hawaii on 1945, Midler grew up poor alongside three other siblings, and found joy in the nature around her. Midler studied drama at the University of Hawaii, and got her very first start in movies as an extra on 1965’s “Hawaii”. Soon after, she moved to New York City to get her start in show business, with her earliest stints being a singer at a nightclub. She also had a role on Broadway’s popular “Fiddler on the Roof”. Read More

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BetteBack March 27, 1975: What Did Bette Mean By Her Cher Joke At The Grammy’s?

Charleston Gazette
March 27, 1975

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Q. ”On the recent Grammy Awards, what did Bette Midler mean when she said Cher gave her the dress she was wearing? ”R.R., Paterson, N.J.

A. Bette was making a small joke .. . she said Cher gave her the dress instead of a solo (Higher And Higher) on Cher’s recent special.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first.

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first. But now, she’s like this national monument. She should be up on Mount Rushmore.” (1991, Los Angeles Times)

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  • Bette Midler On Movies: (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Bette Midler Takes on Carol Channing’s Role in Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (bootlegbetty.com)
  • The Rose (slantmagazine.com)
  • How Tracey Cunningham Went From Bette Midler’s Nanny to Hollywood’s Hair Guru (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Jerry Herman On Bette Midler Doing Hello Dolly: (bootlegbetty.com)
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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, July 17, 2017

    BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

    San Mateo Times
    February 6, 1975

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    There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his “Sonny Comedy Hour” he missed Cher.

    The absence of Cher was one of the real reasons for the show failing to make it through the season.

    Not only did Sonny’s show lack writing, it lacked comedy.

    Next Wednesday night, Cher will try it on her own. This show, a special designed to kick off her new series, came off much better than did Sonny’s solo venture in television.

    It was the presence of Cher that made the old “Sonny and Cher Show” a success. The girl can wear clothes like a high fashion model. Read More

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    Sunday, July 2, 2017

    BetteBack January 19, 1975: What Happened After The Cher Special Taping?

    Lubbock Avalanche Journal
    January 19, 1975

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    When Cher Bono wrapped up taping her first CBS-TV special, she with her steady, David Geffen (and don’t let anyone tell you differently) took off with the likes of none other than her first show guests, Elton John (In kilts and ruffles and of course, with his famous white framed glasses), Bette Midler in drab, and Richard Chamberlain along with a party of “intimates” and entourage to such a port of entertainment as Studio One in West Hollywood. They all danced together and then caught impressionist Lynn Carter
    on stage in the Back Lot. What made it amazing was that many of the people crowding the big place didn’t recognize the stars. The put down was when a few did, they were rather sneered at by the Divine Miss M (whom they all apparently adored) and ignored by EJ (Mr. Music Super Star). Happily most were charmed by Chamberlain’s shyness and won over by Cher’s smiles and David’s congeniality. Read More

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    Thursday, April 13, 2017

    BetteBack September 21, 1974: How Come We Don’t Hear More About Bette Midler Lately?

    San Mateo Times
    September 21, 1974

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    I just love Bette Midler. How come we don’t read more about her lately?-K. O., Alexandria, Va.

    Miss Midler, one of this country’s fastest rising and most talented singers, won’t cooperate with the press, who are anxious to include her in stories and articles. She says that unless the story is about.her, and her alone, she doesn t want to be in it, because she doesn’t like the idea of being lumped together with similar celebrities. Last year she won “After Dark” magazine’s Entertainer of the Year award, and this year she won a Grammy Award for the Best New Artist. Incidentally, another star who thinks the same way is Barbra Streisand. Read More

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    Thursday, April 6, 2017

    BetteBack August 27, 1974: Bette Midler Makes The Who’s Who Edition

    Mckinney Daily Courier
    August 27, 1974

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    Ray Roberts of McKinney along with 199th District Judge Tom Ryan and Ray A. McCord of Frisco will be featured in the Thirty Eighth Edition of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA published by Marquis Who’s Who, Inc.

    Sharing first time listings as biographees in the new edition are such notables as Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (producers of the “All in the F a m ily ,” “M a u d e ,” and ^Sanford and Son” television p ro g ra m s ); p la y w rig h t (THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) Jason Miller; Martha Mitchell; Margaret Truman, (daughter of the late President and author of HARRY S. Truman; poet Nikki Giovanni; Cicely Tyson (Emmy Award – winning actress and Oscar nominee); (Cloris Leachman (Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress); Billy Jean King (tennis champion); and Bette Midler (popular singer), among many others. Read More

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    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    BetteBack May 4, 1974: The Greatest Story Overtold

    Bradford Era
    May 4, 1974

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    P a tric ia L a n ig a n of E Meadow. N Y., askes if Bette Midler has a “religious” flick due; yes, more irreligious, however: it s a cheapie ($30,000) in more ways than money: it s an meptie. too — titled originally “The Greatest Story Ever Overtold.” a candidly sacrilegious story of Jesus and Mary, so bad it wasn t released, nor even escaped since it was slapped onto celluloid three years ago.

    Meanwhile, back at the footlights. Bette Midler’s campy nonsense got hot which makes the cheapie a fiscally viable property The name’s now changed to “The Divine Mr. J.,” a takeoff on the already campy Bette-billing and with her neostardom all the way from the homo-baths to the Palace Theater. La Midler now wants to keep it buried No way. Read More

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    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    BetteBack March 8, 1974: Please tell me a bit about Bette Midler

    Wheeling Herald
    March 8, 1974

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    Please tell me a bit about Bette Midler. B.T., Des Plaines

    Bette’s approach lo music has been called a mixture of the Andrew Sisters and Charlie Chaplin On the basis of David Frost‘s talent coordinator’s judgement. Bette was signed for the Frost show. So great was her ovation that she was promptly signed to do an additional 5 shows.

    Hawaii is Bette’s birthplace. There she got some work as a movie extra, which paid quite well. The money helped convince her parents that maybe show business wasn’t such a bad business and as a result Bette flew to New York. Read More

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