Cedar Rapids Gazette
December 2, 1979
Q. I would appreciate if you could tell how much Bette Midler was paid tor her first starring role in “The Rose.” The rumor is that she got $2.5 million. Is that puffery or the truth?â€”Hazel Rich, Marietta, Ga.
A. Bette Midler’s salary for “The Rose” was $425,000 plus a profit percentage.