BetteBack: Bette Obsessed With Ecology Even Then…April 23, 1973

San Mateo Times
Lyon’s Den
May 9, 1973

Bette Midler, who was honored by After Dark magazine with its Ruby Award, is obsessed with ecology.

Barry Manilow, her conductor-arranger, said: “She starts walking down a block empty-handed, but has her arms filled with the litter she’s collected by the time she reaches the end.” . . .

Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of “Fiddler on the Roof,” recalled Miss Midler’s role in the musical.

“Her style was different then, because of the songs she sang. But even then she had acting ability and potential.

They needed only to come out. And they came out.

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