Salina Journal April 29, 1982 Q. We were delighted to see Bette Midler at the Oscar ceremonies. But what’s happened to her movie acting career? â€” N.V. A. One reason Bette put in an appearance at the Academy Awards â€” besides the fact that she was nominated as best actress in the 1979 competition for her role in “The Rose” â€”was to remind the movie going publicÂ the Divine Miss M is still around. The reminding is called for since, besides a largely unsuccessful concert movie a year or so ago, Bette hasn’t been that active. She completed a film some time ago after some off-camera skirmishing with the director and crew members. The movie, appropriately titled “The Jinx,” has been sitting on the shelf awaiting a firm release date this summer. So, in all, Bette’s Silver screen career is distinctly on hold.