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BetteBack February 25, 1994: Judge Dismisses Martha Raye’s Lawsuit Against Bette Midler

Kokomo Tribune
February 25, 1994

Bette

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “For the Boys,” wasn’t for Martha Raye, according to a judge who dismissed the actress’ $5 million lawsuit against Bette Midler.

Miss Raye claimed Miss Midler was quite interested when she was offered a $1 million script based on her life several years ago. No contract was signed, but Miss Raye claimed the singer, 20th Century Fox and others based the 1991 movie on her life.

Miss Raye, now 77 and ailing, entertained troops in World War II, .Korea and Vietnam and brought her flamboyant, loudmouthed style to numerous films and” TV shows.

Her attorney, Richard Ferko, said he would probably appeal.

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