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Sunday, August 13, 2017

BetteBack March 3, 1975: Bette Midler Presents Stevie Wonder With Best Album Of The Year At The Grammy’s

Kingsport Times
March 3, 1975

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Stevie Wonder and Olivia Newton-John took ho.me most of the marbles at Saturday night’s Grammy award presentations from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Wonder, the blind rock singer who had his first hit record at the age of 13, was named top male vocalist of 1974. He also won three other awards, including the Best Album of the Year honor for “Fulfillingness’ First Finale.”

Miss Newton-John, who last year was named the best female country vocalist, won the Record of the Year Award for her “I Honestly Love You.” She was also named the best female pop vocalist for 1974. Read More

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

On This Day In History: Bette Midler Was Johnny Carson’s Last Guest

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Today in TV History: Johnny Carson’s Last Guests Were Robin Williams and Bette Midler
By Joe Reid @joereid
May 21, 2016 at 11:00am

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Of all the great things about television, the greatest is that it’s on every single day. TV history is being made, day in and day out, in ways big and small. In an effort to better appreciate this history, we’re taking a look back, every day, at one particular TV milestone. 

IMPORTANT DATE IN TV HISTORY: May 21, 1992

PROGRAM ORIGINALLY AIRED ON THIS DATE: The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson Read More

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Was Bette Midler Nervous About Making Her First Film, The Rose?:

Was Bette Midler Nervous About Making Her First Film, The Rose?: “Oh this isn’t my first film. I’ve never told anybody this. I never thought I’d have any reason to. But once I was an extra. I was an extra in The Detective with Frank Sinatra. And then I was an extra in…are you ready?…Goodbye Columbus. Thirty two fifty a day to and from New Rochelle to watch Ali McGraw snap at the straps of her bathing suit. Snap those straps Ali. Snap those things. (Plain Dealer, September 17, 1978)

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Monday, April 17, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: ‘Great’ Bette for a good time

The Boston Herald
January 28, 2000 | Verniere, James

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Isn’t She Great.”

Rated R. At Copley Place and suburban theaters.

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A kooky labor of love, “Isn’t She Great” confidently sports no question mark in the title and stars the Divine Miss M as Austin Powers’ favorite writer Jacqueline Susann.

Susann, as some may remember if this film is to have any shelf life at all, was the failed actress-turned-best-selling author of the shag-a-licious novels “The Valley of the Dolls,” “The Love Machine” and “Once Is Not Enough.” While she didn’t quite change the face of American publishing with her poodle and Pucci wardrobe and her sex-crazed, pill-popping starlets eager to trade their nubile flesh for movie roles as long as the supply of uppers and downers never ran out, Jacqueline Susann was something else, all right. Read More

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

BetteBack September 30, 1974: Bette Midler To Roast Johnny Carson At Charity Dinner

Anderson Herald Bulletin
September 30, 1974

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Anybody surprised that Bob Hope will be emcee at the Friar Club charity dinner honoring Johnny Carson on October 19. The combination of the King of Emcees saluting the King of Midnight should get the festivities off to a smashing start.

Others on tap will be Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler. Don Rickles, Alan King, Red Buttons, Jan Murray, Pat Henry, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Stewart, George Sega! and who else is in town?

President of the Friars, Buddy Hackett, has the event scheduled for the grand ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Read More

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Isn’t She Great? No. Grating? Yes.

Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
January 28, 2000 | Gire, Dann

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Isn’t She Great

Written by Paul Rudnick; based on an article by Michael Korda. Produced by Mike Lobell. Directed by Andrew Bergman. A Universal Pictures release. Rated R (language). Running time: 95 minutes.

Cast:

Jacqueline Susann Bette Midler

Irving Mansfield Nathan Lane

Florence Maybelle Stockard Channing

Michael Hastings David Hyde Pierce

Henry Marcus John Cleese

Great? No.

Grating? Yes.

This cold comic look at the life and death of trash romance novelist Jacqueline Susann has ear-gouging dialogue, rude conversations with God and – something that time will eventually prove me right about – the single biggest miscasting of the new millennium. Read More

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

BetteBack January 20, 2000: Music To Die For…

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
January 20, 2000 | Houston, Simon

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A TOP funeral firm are urging teenagers to pick the music they would like to have played at their funerals.

Bosses at the Co-op want to know what will be popular in years to come – after releasing their own survey of the top 10 funeral tunes in the UK last year.

Young people can click on to the firm’s website and select their favourite song at www.funeral-services.co.uk until the end of the month.

The Co-op’s Ben Jason said: “People are increasingly choosing songs which say more about their life. Read More

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BetteBack December 7, 1973: Bette Midler – the biggest grosser in the history of the Palace

Madison Wisconsin State
December 7, 1973

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NEW YORKBette Midler will haul down about $300,000 for three weeks of doing her “ trash with flash” act at the Palace Theater
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Ias Vegas salaries have come to New York. That’s $100,000 a week. Six shows a week, $10.HOT a show. .Jimmy Nederlander, the personable proprietor of the Palace, said as we watched the unbelievable opening night lobby scene, “ Bette Midler is the biggest grosser in the history of the Palace.” Read More

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BetteBack August 16, 1973: Bette Midler Sings The Theme In Sondheim Movie

Albuquerque Journal
August 16, 1973

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STEPHEN Sondheim, Broadway.s musical comedy wunderkind “Follies,” “A Little Night Music“) wrote the script, alony with Tonv Perkins. Recently, an album in tribute to Sondheim.s accomplishments was released. The cover consisted of the names of his musicals spelled out in Scrabble tiles.

HERE, then, was your first clue to the mystery of the mystery movie that is “The Last of Sheila” There are two others in this review  one present once, one repeated several times. They will be missed just like the a b i e n c e ,(myself inc,uded) fails to recognize “The Last of Sheila clues provided by the script. That’s the enormous genius of this movie; unlike “Sleuth” there are no gimmicks. Each clue is repeated and repeated. Read More

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Bette Midler On Life And Aging:

Bette Midler On Life And Aging: “The teenagers think that life is over when a person hits 40, much less 50. The little darlings. Little do they know what’s going on. In Italy, women put on a black dress when they’re 40. In the 19th century, they locked the door on women when they got married. It was in the 20’s that everyone took off their corsets and became flappers. The idea that it all ends at 40 is a myth. In all ages, there has been sex and passion for people in their 50’s. I kind of suspect that.” (Herald-Journal, Apr 8, 1997) Read More

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