Galveston Daily News
November 27, 1989
NEW YORK â€” Singer-actress BETTE MIDLER, who climbed to fame as a brash, raucous cabaret performer, gives two reasons for her avowedly sentimental role in a soon-to-be-released tear-jerker from Disney.
“My hormones are quieted down for the moment,” she says in the current issue of Fame magazine.
Besides, “I really couldn’t say no to this because (Disney studios) paid so much money for it.”
Midler stars in “Stella” as a lower-class women who gives up the daughter she loves so that the girl may have a better life. TheÂ film is a remake of the 1937 “Stella Dallas,” starring BARBARA STANWYCK.
“I couldn’t watch the first version,” she says. ‘It seemed pretty sentimental.”
“It’s new for me to have a relationship with a company,” she said.