Midler Plays Serious Role
Saturday, June 18, 1988
LOS ANGELES – Actress Bette Midler will play Stella in the upcoming remake of the movie “Stella Dallas,” the story of a mother who sacrifices everything for her daughter.
The movie will be co-produced and distributed via a new partnership between the Samuel Goldwyn Co. and Walt Disney Studios, Daily Variety reported Thursday.
The first version of the tear-jerker was filmed in 1925, while a remake was produced in 1937 with Barbara Stanwyck and John Boles.
Ms. Midler has appeared in a steady string of hits, including “Outrageous Fortune,” “Ruthless People,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and the just-released comedy “Big Business.”