BetteBack: THE AMERICAN Guild of Variety Artists Awards Bette Midler With “Rising Star Of The Year”

Van Nuys Valley News
December 25, 1973

THE AMERICAN Guild of Variety Artists will present its annual awards here on Jan. 26. Winners include Redd Foxx, male comedy award; Sonny & Cher, best vocal act; Roberta Flack, female singer; Sammy Davis Jr., male singer and entertainer of the year; Bette Midler, rising star o[ the year, and Carol Burnett, female comedy star.

Ironically, AGVA is live stage performers. Ms. Burnett has not appeared in a club for over a year, yet she won the award.’ What happened to Totie Fields, Joan Rivers or Phyllis Diller for the prize?

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