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BetteBack January 9, 1980: Bette’s hoping for a rosy future

Winnipeg Free Press
January 9, 1980

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Singer-turned-actress Bette Midler hasn’t changed much since her tremendous success as the Janls Joplin like rock queen in The Rose, except these days she tells audiences between numbers: “Give me some respect! I’m a screen goddess now!”

Midler played a big role in her success — she says she turned down Goldie Hawn‘s role in Foul Play, Talia Shire‘s in Rocky, Stockard Channing‘s in The Fortune and Barbara Harris‘ in Nashville.

Because of that success, she says, “I’d like to spend the rest of my life doing only characters named Rose,” and is planning on doing a remake of Gypsy, based on the life of Gypsy Rose Lee.

She also suggests: “The Rose Kennedy Story, The Life of Rose Marie.

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