Syracuse Herald Journal
March 21, 1988
Another B for Bette – baby! Brash, bouncy, busty Bette Midler will ,” soon fit another B-word, and it will make ”¢Â her quite blousy.
You guessed it: Midler, 42, is expecting a baby, her second. And she is one busy bombshell.
Midler’s making a movie, “Beaches” (alsostarring Barbara Hershey), finishing an HBO special called “The Mondo Beyondo Show,” and perfecting her singing in the Beverly Hills home she shares with her husband and 16-month-old, Sophie. The Disney comedy “Big Business,” starring Bette and Lily Tomlin, should arrive in June. The baby is due in October.
Midler knows what it’s like to make a film ”¢ while .with babe. She was also pregnant during the making of Outrageous Fortune.” “The first one we’re bringing up strictly ”¢ on brown rice, no TV and classical music – -,Â the second one on Big Macs, mayonnaise, – – Diet Cokes and Michael Jackson,” quipped > husband Martin von Haselberg, a performance artist and commodities trader , – (the jobs don’t appear related, though both “. require good moves on the floor). “We’ll see who grows up the least neurotic,” he said.