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What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Album, Bette?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Album, Bette? That’s How Heartaches Are…

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and decided I wouldn’t let them tell me what personality to have…

“I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and…

Bette Midler – Pretty Legs – It’s Hot In Here – Soph Jokes – The Showgirl Must Go On – 2008

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BetteBack July 16, 1995: The Two Sides Of Bette Midler – Bette Of Roses

Pacific Stars And Stripes July 16, 1995 Bette Midler‘s face breaks into an incandescent grin as…

It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself. It’s better not to need a limousine for your head. Although people think I’m just ‘divine,’ I have my share of worries…

“It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself. It’s better not to need a limousine…

Bette Midler – The Rose – No Frills Special – October 20, 1983

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Becky With The Good Hair finally reveals herself to Beyonce

Daily Mirror Becky With The Good Hair finally reveals herself to Beyonce 15:17, 29 APR 2016…

A lot of people say that my life is wasted on me because I could be a bigger asshole than I am, but I’ve chosen not to be…

“A lot of people say that my life is wasted on me because I could be…

Bette Midler – Big Noise From Winnetka – The Showgirl Must Go On – 2008

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Hall of Fame overlooks women who rock

Detroit Free Press Hall of Fame overlooks women who rock April 28, 2016 One of this…

I’d make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I’ll wear a pair of platform shoes or something…

“I’d make a wonderful Lady Macbeth. I’ll wear a pair of platform shoes or something.” ―Bette…

Hawaiian War Chant -Vicki Eydie – 1976

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A purr-fect collection of favorite movie cats

Tulsa World A purr-fect collection of favorite movie cats By MICHAEL SMITH April 29, 2016 ...  Read…

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Bette Of Roses Album?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Bette Of Roses Album? I Know…

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to – or can’t – join the Big Parade.

“Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards…

2009 – Bette Midler – WBMW – Royal Variety Performance

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If Trump Wins, These Celebrities Might Flee The U.S.

WWL If Trump Wins, These Celebrities Might Flee The U.S. by Mike Draup posted Apr 27…

The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable…

“The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable.”…

In My Life – Bette Midler – Johnny Carson – 1991

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Bette Midler: Don’t Bother Me When I’m Dead And Gone

Gay UK Bette Midler Doesn’t Want The Fuss When She Dies AUTHOR Newsdesk DATE 27th April…

Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction…

[observation, 2015] “Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction.”

Bette Midler Does A Little Hocus Pocus For David Letterman 2006

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Miss M’s Cultural Corner: They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir By Carole Bayer Sager (Oct. 18th)

They’re Playing Our Song: A Memoir Hardcover – October 18, 2016 by Carole Bayer Sager (Author)…

If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to do it…

“If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to…

Bette Midler – Up The Ladder To The Roof – Live At Last – 1976

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Putting Bette Midler As ‘Dolly’ On The Ten Dollar Bill

WWD Bridget Foley’s Diary: Dolly, a Dollar and a Dream 04/27/2016 By Bridget Foley Tom Ford…

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Album For The Boys?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Album For The Boys? Billy-A-Dick Stuff…

[on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] “The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they were completely and utterly wholesome and whimsical…”

[on the ‘girl bands’ of her youth] “The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Marvelettes, The Crystals.. they…

Bette Midler – New York, New York – Diva Las Vegas -1997

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BetteBack July 14, 1995: How Can I Write Bette Midler?

Lethbridge Herald July 14, 1995 HEDGE YOUR BETTE – I have written to fan clubs in…

[on what she perceives as the ‘pornification’ of pop music] “Well, whatever strictures there were have fallen apart…”

[on what she perceives as the ‘pornification’ of pop music] “Well, whatever strictures there were have…

Bette Midler – Fiesta In Rio -1976

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Miss M’s Cultural Corner: THE SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, ONE NIGHT AT A TIME

THE SLEEP REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE, ONE NIGHT AT A TIME by Arianna Huffington “After years…

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Greatest Hits, Experience The Divine Album?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Greatest Hits, Experience The Divine Album?…

I think I’ve been really lucky because my gay crowd had followed me to the limit and the fact that they are so vocal and so full of joy each time they see me, I think that’s a very infectious energy in the audience at my shows.

“I think I’ve been really lucky because my gay crowd had followed me to the limit…

Bette Midler & Barry Manilow – Friends – Roseanne Talk Show

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Miss M’s Cultural Corner: I Hate The Internet (Book)

Miss M’s Cultural Corner supplies you with information on what Bette Midler is reading and viewing.…

The glass ceiling still exists. It’s getting a little better for women, but past a certain age, certainly not.

“The glass ceiling still exists. It’s getting a little better for women, but past a certain…

Bette Midler – Beast Of Burden – De Tour

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Irrational Man film review (with Sophie Von Haselberg)

IOL 4 stars: Irrational Man film review 21 April 2016 at 16:34pm By: David Rooney IRRATIONAL…

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Some People’s Lives Album?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Some People’s Lives Album? One More…

[on “Beaches”] “No one was more surprised than me at how it took off and has such a place in the hearts of so many generations.”

[on “Beaches”] “No one was more surprised than me at how it took off and has…

Bette Midler – Miss Otis Regrets – Johnny Carson – 1992

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Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape

Japan Today Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape by Deborah Marton APR. 24, 2016 Americans’…

Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become a singer when I was 19…

“Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become…

Bette Midler – Soph: Tits And Bras

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Charotte Church brands Kim Kardashian a tit for insulting Bette Midler

York Region Charotte Church brands Kim Kardashian a t*t for insulting Bette Midler April 24, 2016…

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler’s Album Beaches?

What Are Your Top 3 Favorite Songs From Bette Midler‘s Album Beaches? Under The Boardwalk Wind…

My father loved me, but until the day he died he thought it was a total waste of time and that I should have been a teacher or a nurse…

“My father loved me, but until the day he died he thought it was a total…

Bette Midler – Have You Seen Her – Bette Midler in Chicago – Bette and Martin’s song.

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BetteBack June 22, 1995: VH-1 Honors Aims To Be An Event

Burlington Times News June 22, 1995 If you want to do music live on TV, you…

Charm is something a lot of today’s young artists could do with…

“Charm is something a lot of today’s young artists could do with. Maybe I’ll start a…

Bette Midler – Sold My Soul To Rock N Roll – Majestic Theater -1976

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BetteBack June 13, 1995: From ‘Beaches’ To The Riverfront

Orange Leader June 13, 1995 Bette Midler has migrated from Beaches to the riverfront. The Divine…

Happy Earth Day!!!

Bette Midler – Divine Intervention – Philly – Betcha By Golly Wow

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When I first heard “Wind Beneath My Wings”, I thought: “I’m not singing that…

“When I first heard “Wind Beneath My Wings”, I thought: “I’m not singing that.” [Longtime friend…

Bette Midler – Earth Day Special Clip – Happy Earth Day!

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I’m incapable of doing anything other than entertaining. I can barely add and I’ve never been able to do my own taxes. It’s a good thing I’ve been blessed with this fantastic will to go forward, even when I hit the skids.

“I’m incapable of doing anything other than entertaining. I can barely add and I’ve never been…

Seven Artists Who Might Be the Jewish Beyonce

Forward 7 Artists Who Might Be the Jewish Beyonce April 21, 2016 by Caila Litman Who…

2009 – Bette Midler On Titchmarsh Part Three

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Bette Has New Stuff In Her Store!

Bette has new stuff in her store and it looks like a special someone is running…

Bette Midler has cheeky response to woman on the $20 bill

CBS News Bette Midler has cheeky response to woman on the $20 bill April 20, 2016…

Sue Mengers was way tougher than I am. You go through your life, you’re a certain age, a lot of things have happened to me, but I needed to put those aside and let the audience affect me in a simple way…

[her reaction of Broadway audiences] “I learned to accept the audience’s happiness for me, which is…

2009 – Bette Midler On Alan Titchmarsh Part Two

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How to Compose a Reading Reply Composition with Trial Reports

Inside the addiction classification we have eight fellowships – NA (Narcotics Anonymous), AAA (All Habits Confidential),…

Tina Fey Says Hocus Pocus Script In Development But It’s Not A Remake (More Of A Re-Imagining

Mister D: And, no, I wouldn’t look for any of the original stars. Comic Book Tina…

BetteBack May 18, 1995: Bette Midler Guests On Seinfeld

Syracuse Herald Journal May 18, 1995 NEW YORK — All the series on NBC’s popular Thursday-night…

Bette Midler on David Letterman 1994 as Delores Delago the Mermaid

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[on “Misery”] “I turned that down because I didn’t want to saw off someone’s foot, even though the role won an Oscar [for Kathy Bates].

[on “Misery”] “I turned that down because I didn’t want to saw off someone’s foot, even…

2009 – Bette Midler On Alan Titchmarsh Part One

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Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape

Reuters Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape By Deborah Marton April 20, 2016 Americans’ personal…

Bette Midler – Big Noise From Winnetka – The Showgirl Must Go On – 2008

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Sue even had a friend blowing marijuana smoke into her face as she passed away. She was high until the bitter end…

[on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway] “Sue even had a friend blowing marijuana smoke…

BetteBack May 7, 1995: Bette Midler Makes Appearance In “Hollywood Stars: A Century Of Cinema.”

Gastonia Gaston Gazette May 7, 1995 Favorite films: Directors (including Norman Jewison, Spike Lee and Steven…

Bette Midler – Becoming Vickie Eydie – Around The World-Istanbul-Fiesta In Rio

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As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light. By the ’90s, I wasn’t really an actor anymore…

“As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to…

2009 – Bette Midler – Parkinson

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Doris Roberts (The Rose, Everybody Loves Raymond) Dies At 90

BBC News Doris Roberts: Everybody Loves Raymond star dies at 90 April 19, 2016 Doris Roberts,…

[on Susan Boyle] “She is an act whose time has come. People love that voice…

[on Susan Boyle] “She is an act whose time has come. People love that voice. She…

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings – Divine Intervention – 2015

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BetteBack March 26, 1996: Is that an outfit for a Bette?

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) March 26, 1996   The overall impression is that Bette Midler left…

Bette Midler – Lullaby In Blue – David Letterman 1999

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As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”

“As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”.”

2008 – Bette on The View Part 2 (HQ)

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BetteBack March 15, 1996: Bette Midler’s Lesbian Affair Nixed in ‘First Wive’s Club’

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) March 15, 1996 | Marilyn Beck & Stacy Jenel Smith The…

2008 – Bette on The View Part 1 (HQ)

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Bette Midler – The Rose – Divine Intervention – 2015

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[Accusing Lady Gaga of stealing her Dolores DeLago routine humorously] I’ve been doing singing mermaid since 1980. You can keep the meat dress and the firecracker boobs. Mermaid’s mine.

[Accusing Lady Gaga of stealing her Dolores DeLago routine humorously] I’ve been doing singing mermaid since…

BetteBack March 13, 1996: Ivana Trump To Make Cameo In ‘First Wive’s Club’

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) March 13, 1996 | Susan Bickelhaupt and Maureen Dezell, Globe Staff…

Paradise – Live At The Majestic Theater – 1979

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I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for the self-righteous, I always say.

“I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for…

Chris Cornell Releases ‘Stay With Me Baby’ For Vinyl

RTT News Chris Cornell Releases ‘Stay With Me Baby’ For Vinyl 4/16/2016 3:00 PM ET Chris…

Mambo Bette

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2007 – Bette Midler and Wicked New York Restoration Project

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I’m not just vain, I’m ignorant. I’m vignorant!…

“I’m not just vain, I’m ignorant. I’m vignorant!”

Bette Midler – Miss Otis Regrets – Divine Intervention – 2015

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On desire: If somebody makes me laugh, I’m his slave for life…

On desire: If somebody makes me laugh, I’m his slave for life.

Bette Midler – Baby It’s You – One Night Only – 2014

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BetteBack March 12, 1996: There Will Be Singing In ‘The First Wive’s Club’

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) March 12, 1996 Triple threat: Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie…

BetteBack March 6, 1996: Dennis Farina Gets His First Co-Starring Role In That Old Feeling

Chicago Sun-Times March 6, 1996 | Irv Kupcinet DENNIS FARINA, a onetime Chicago cop, is on…

Bette Midler – A Bird in the Hand – Soph Jokes – Divine Intervention

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I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore…

“I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore. I didn’t know…

BetteBack March 1, 1996: Don’t Mess With Bette! Queen Of Trash!

Good Housekeeping March 1, 1996 | Hanover, Donna Bette Midler, in jeans and a brown jacket,…

Bette Midler Delores De Lago Disco Medley 1983

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We were very poor, it was a hard-scrabble childhood, not particularly happy…

[on growing up in Hawaii]: We were very poor, it was a hard-scrabble childhood, not particularly…

My parents (mother Ruth a seamstress, father Fred a painter) were not encouraging.

My parents (mother Ruth a seamstress, father Fred a painter) were not encouraging. My father put…

2007 – 1 Million Trees – Bette Midler

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Bette Midler Disses The Kardashians Again: Rob’s Sharing A Stepchild With Kylie Jenner?

Hollywood Life Bette Midler Disses The Kardashians Again: Rob’s Sharing A Stepchild With Kylie Jenner? Thu,…

Notes From Bette’s Talk On SandyLand Today With Sandra Bernhard

  Favorite Tree: European Birch Trump is like an addiction. You can’t turn him off. She…

BetteBack February 25, 1996: Women Make Strides At The Grammys

Chicago Sun-Times February 25, 1996 | LLOYD SACHS Of all the award categories devised by the…

I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse than the baths…

“I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse…

2006 – Bette Midler – Interview on Conan

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Who Cares Department: Now Khloe Kardashian Claims She Helped With Twitter Attack On Bette Midler

Hollywood Life Khloe Kardashian Admits She Helped Kim Attack Bette Midler In Nude Selfie War —…

Bette Midler To Be On Sandra BernHard’s Radio Show Today

Bette Midler will be on Sandra Bernhard‘s radio show, SandyLand, today. It’s on SiriusXM, channel 102. It…

Bette Midler – Doctor LongJohn – 1976

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I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that…

“I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I…

BetteBack February 23, 1996: Bette Midler Guests On Wynonna’s Revelations

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) February 23, 1996 | Bream, Jon Wynonna has a tendency to let…

Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what did happen. Good for them and good for me.

“Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened but I know what…

Bette Midler – David Letterman Part 2 2003

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BetteBack February 20, 1996: Celebrity Doodles For Charity

The Capital Times February 20, 1996 If you want a dandy doodle, make sure you catch…

Bette Midler – Teach Me Tonight – Divine Intervention – 2015

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I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’!

I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’! The…

2004 – Regis and Kelly – Bette Midler

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Give up on ‘Gypsy’, Barbra Streisand

New York Post Give up on ‘Gypsy’, Barbra Streisand By Johnny Oleksinski April 12, 2016 |…