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BetteBack June 5, 1988: Midler and Tomlin in Twin Act

Kokomo Tribune
June 5, 1988

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Ever feel you were borm into the wrong family? In Big Business, Bette Midler has a dual role as rich twins mismatched at birth with poor twins, played by Lily Tomlin. “Sisters” Midler and Tomlin run a New York conglomerate
while, unknown to them, their real identical twins struggle in rural West Virginia—a perfect setup for a very
funny and fast-paced modern-day Comedy of Errors. In the movie, each Midler character is, coincidentally, named Sadie; their “sisters” are both named Rose. As it happens, there are a real Sadie and Rose—fraternal twins in their 70s who are the mother and aunt, respectively, of Marc Rubel and Don Pierson, a couple of savvy screenwriters with the zany imagination to put one and one together and get four.

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