May 22, 1993
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) â€” Bette Midler launched her film career playing a character a little like her real self: a beloved, concert-weary singer. Now, she’s taking a break from films to go back on the road.
“I’ve always loved the thrill of appearing live,” Midler said Thursday.
“After 10 years of making movies, I wanted to get back to my performing roots.”
Midler gained film stardom in “The Rose,” the 1979 saga of a troubled rock star.