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BetteBack June 17, 1988: Midler To Star In Remake Of ‘Stella Dallas’

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June 17, 1988

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Bette Midler will play Stella in the upcoming remake of the movie “Stella Dallas,” the story of a mother who sacrifices everything for her daughter.

The movie will be co-produced and distributed via a new partnership between the Samuel Goldwyn Co. and Walt Disney Studios, Daily Variety reported Thursday.

Thefirsf versidnltf the tear-jerker waslilmed in 1925, while a remake was produced in 1937 with Barbara Stanwyck and John Boles.

Ms. Midler has appeared in a steady string of hits, including “Outrageous Fortune,” “Ruthless People,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” and the just-released comedy “Big Business

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3 thoughts on “BetteBack June 17, 1988: Midler To Star In Remake Of ‘Stella Dallas’

  1. I love “Stella”. I remember in which movie theater I watched it (which doesn’t exist anymore). I cried my eyes out. I have been meaning to see Stanwyck’s version ever since, but never came to it.

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