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BetteBack August 1, 1992: Martha Raye Sues Bette Over “For The Boys”

The Valley Independent
Raye: Midler stole my life story
August 1, 1992

LOS A N G E L ES ( A P) – Singer-actress Martha Raye claims Bette Midler ripped off her life story to make the film ” For the Boys.”

Miss Raye sued Miss Midler, 20th Century Fox and the movie’s director and producer Friday, claiming breach of contract and fraud. The lawsuit seeks a total of $5 million.

The Superior Court lawsuit claims Miss Raye offered to sell her life story to Miss Midler several years ago for one million dollars.

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