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BetteBack June 19, 1992: Liz Smith On Bette’s Johnny Appearance – Brilliant!

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
June 19, 1992

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By the by, this issue of TV Guide is the annual “Best and Worst” edition (you can make of it what you will regarding Perot’s significant appearance therein), and I was happy to see Bette Midler‘s guesting on Johnny Carson‘s next-to last-show rated among “The Best. “This was one of television’s great outings.

Midler is a brilliant, spontaneous performer, the genuine heir to those legends of the live stage — Sophie Tucker, AI Jolson, Judy Garland — and, as Carson’s final guest, she soared.

Bette may have missed out on Oscar recently, but I think Emmy will come knocking at her door pretty soon.

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