BetteBack 1974: Bette Receives “Rising Star Of The Year” Award

Charleston Daily Mail
Specials Honor Performer
TV Editor Ron Hutchison
January 26, 1974

Top movie and television performers will be honored tonight in separate specials airing on Channel 8 and Channel 13.

Ed Sullivan will present the “Entertainer qf the Year Awards” at 10 p.m. on Channel 8. The awards are presented to entertainers who have worked in a “live” format during the past year. The winners are awarded a “Georgie” in honor of George M. Cohan.

Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme will host the “Golden Globe Awards” at 11:30 p.m. on Channel 13. The awards are
presented to the top performers in both movies and television.

Sullivan will present awards to Roberta Flack as the top female singer and to Sammy Davis Jr. as the top male singer. Davis will also be honored as the entertainer of the year.

Carol Burnett will receive the top female comedy award for the fourth year in a row and Redd Foxx has won the top male comedy award. Sonny and Cher will receive the top vocal act of the year award for the second straight
year.

Other winners include Roy Clark, country and western star of the year; Gunther Gebel-William», best novelty
act; Tanya the Elephant, best animal act; and Bette Midler, rising star of the year.

The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and nominated for best dramatic motion picture are Cinderella Liberty, The Day of the Jackal, The Exorcist, Last Tango in Paris, Save the Tiger, and Serpico.

The nominees for best musical or comedy movie include American g r a f f i t i , Jesus Christ Superstar, Paper
Moon, Tom Sawyer and Touch of Class.

Nominated for the top dramatic actress award are Ellen Burstyn, Marsha Mason, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor and JoAnne Woodward.

Top dramatic actor award nominees include Robert Blake, Jack Lemmon, Steve McQueen, Jack Nicholson, and Al Pacino.

The nominees for best comedy or musical motion picture actress include Yvonne Elliman, Glenda Jackson, Cloris
Leachman, Tatum O’Neal and Liv Ullmann.

Nominated as top actors* in a musical or comedy are Carl Anderson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ted Neely, Ryan O’Neal and
George Segal.

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