Mister D: A very confusing answer, at least to me!
August 6, 1985
Q. – How did Bette Midler get istarted? â€” G.B.
â€¢ A. â€” The Divine Miss M, currently lensing “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” â€” something she’ll never be now â€” came to New York from Hawaii, where she worked in a pineapple processing plant. She got her first paying job (after her now-famous stint at the Continental Baths as a singer) at a resort in the Catskills. Bette got a big $150 for the gig, part of which she had to pay her piano player â€” some unknown named Barry Manilow