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BetteBack: Bette Wins ‘Woman Of The Year’ At Mademoiselle’s 30th Annual Awards Presentation

Appleton Post Crescent
11 awards given to exceptional women
September 14, 1974

Bette Midler is a singer who slowly became a star and is quickly becoming a legend.

“Success has to do with whether you have enough drive and energy and intelligence and talent to make a career
out of it,” says Midler.

Her vocal range and taste run the gamut — rock, pop, blues, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s. Her album “The Divine Miss M,”
Atlantic, released in November 1972, has already sold over a hundred thousand copies. She has played two
Lincoln Center concerts, toured the United States, has a second successful album and had a three-week run at the New York Palace Theatre this December.

Midler began her career as an extra in the movie and did a three-year stint in the Broadway productionHawaii” of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

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