BetteBack 1975: Bette Midler Turns Down “The Fortune” Starring Jack Nicholson & Warren Beatty

Mister D: Although this did launch Stockard Channing‘s career, the movie was a big flop. I believe Bette and Aaron were looking for a meatier role for Miss M’s introduction into the film world. This was a good turn-down….

Elyria Chronicle Telegram
Inside Showbiz
January 23, 1975

DIDYA KNOW DEPT: That Bette Midler won’t be thrilled when an actress Stockard Channing appears in the Mike Nichols* movie, “The Fortune,” and becomes a super-star. Bette’s managers turned down the Nichols’ flick for her because they didn’t think enough money was offered.

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