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BetteBack December 2, 1979: What Was Bette’s Salary For ‘The Rose?’

Cedar Rapids Gazette
December 2, 1979

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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?—Hazel Rich, Marietta, Ga.

A. Bette Midler’s salary for “The Rose” was $425,000 plus a profit percentage.

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