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BetteBack February 14, 1996: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
February 14, 1996 | Associated Press

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Three actors in the film “Get Shorty” and two from the television series “Frasier” collected American Comedy Awards Sunday for performances that were named the funniest in their categories.

John Travolta, Bette Midler and Dennis Farina won for funniest actor, funniest supporting female and funniest supporting male, respectively, for roles in “Get Shorty.”

Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, who play psychiatrist brothers on “Frasier,” won for funniest male performer and funniest supporting male, respectively.

The 10th annual American Comedy Awards were presented at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast March 6 on KABC (Channel 7).

More than 4,000 producers, directors, writers, agents, bookers, executives and others nominated the performers. Final selections were made by 1,000 comedy performers.

The other winners:

Helen Hunt, funniest female performer in a television series, “Mad About You.”

Tracy Ullman, funniest female performer in a television special, “Women of the Night IV.”

Dennis Miller, funniest male performer in a television special, “Dennis Miller: State of the Union Undressed.”

Alicia Silverstone, funniest actress in a motion picture, “Clueless.”

Christine Baranski, funniest supporting female, television, “Cybill.”

Anne Bancroft and Milton Berle won lifetime achievement awards.

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