10 Reasons Why You Should Be A Fan Of Bette Midler
posted on Oct. 18, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
1. Sheâ€™s The Divine Miss M!
Bette Midler is an actress, singer-songwriter, comedian, film producer and entrepreneur.
2. Her Singing Is Out Of This World
She has sold over 30 million albums around the world and has also received thirteen gold albums by RIAA.
3. Sheâ€™s Starred In Peopleâ€™s Favorites
At her school, She was voted â€œMost Talkativeâ€ and â€œMost Dramatic.â€
5. Kids Are Familiar With Her
She starred in the 1993 film, Hocus Pocus, in which she played a witch named Winifred â€œWinnieâ€ Sanderson, the head of the Sanderson sisters. Of all of her films, she says Hocus Pocus was her favorite.
6. Sheâ€™s Ambitious
When Bette Midler played an extra in the 1966 film Hawaii, she used the money she earned to relocate to New York City. There, she landed her first professional onstage role in Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited.
7. Sheâ€™s Smart
In Honolulu Hawaii, she graduated high school as class valedictorian before attending the University of Hawaii.
8. Sheâ€™s Still Funny!
In 1995, Bette Midler founded the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization with the goal of regenerating disregarded neighborhood parks in economically troubled neighborhoods of New York City. (Highbridge Park, Fort Washington Park, Fort Tryon Park, Roberto Clemente State Park, and Bridge Park in the Bronx.)
In 2003, she opened Swindler Cove Park, a 5-acre public park on the Harlem River containing educational facilities, the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, and a community rowing facility. The organization offers free in-school and after-school environmental education programming to students from high-poverty Title I schools.
10. And Best of Allâ€¦Sheâ€™s Still Going Strong!
Better Midler announced plans to release an all-girl group album late this year, with plans of doing a tour. Last Month she announced sheâ€™s releasing her album Itâ€™s the Girls! on November 4. The album contains seven decades of famous girl groups, from 1930s trios The Boswell Sisters to 1990s R&B legends TLCâ€™s â€œWaterfallsâ€.