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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

On This Day In History: Bette On Seinfeld

On This Day In History: Bette On Seinfeld

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On Getting Rid Of Certain Songs And Characters In Her Act: “I was looking at a review of John Prine the other day and he’s singing the same songs that he sang when I first met him many years ago. I guess that’s basically what a career is…

On Getting Rid Of Certain Songs And Characters In Her Act: “I was looking at a review of John Prine the other day and he’s singing the same songs that he sang when I first met him many years ago. I guess that’s basically what a career is…you have your great songs and your great characters and you do them. But for me, at least, I’d like to say goodnight to a couple of them. It’s the millennium, you know, the perfect time to let them have their last gasp of glory in the sun.” (Toledo Blade – Oct 8, 1999) Read More

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2012 – NYRP Founder Bette Midler Honored with the 2012 Doris Freedmon Award

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BetteBack March 22, 1996: Bette Midler To Film ‘That Old Feeling’ In Toronto In April

Medicine Hat News
March 22, 1996

Bette Midler and the Bridges brothers, Beau and Jeff, are among the Hollywood stars who will be shooting films here next month.

Midler will be in town to start production of director Carl Reiner’s new feature film. That Old Feeling.

The Bridges brothers will star in Hidden in America, a movie of the week directed by Martin Bell.

Bridget Foley’s Diary: Dolly, a Dollar and a Dream Burt Reynolds Added To 2016 TCM Film Festival Lineup

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

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On Entertaining The Masses: “I’ve tried to keep it cheerful and upbeat, and not so dark, The trend over the last 9 or 10 years has been toward so much darkness…

On Entertaining The Masses: “I’ve tried to keep it cheerful and upbeat, and not so dark, The trend over the last 9 or 10 years has been toward so much darkness. I’m talking about a darkness that used to be in a tiny segment of the world or city, but now, everything is so dark and ironic and cynical. There doesn’t seem to be much joyousness. I’ve always felt that basically what I do convey is a certain amount of joy” (Toledo Blade – Oct 8, 1999)

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Bette Midler with Wynonna – The Rose/In This Life – 1997

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BetteBack March 19, 1996: Who Will Play Mame In The TV Adaption

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
March 19, 1996

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Jerry Herman is determined to see his classic, “ Marne,” as a TV spectacular. There was talk that Bette Midler might do it (she brought ratings glory to the small tube with “Gypsy”). But now I think Bette won’t.

Who might? How about the divine Liza Minnelli? No longer a gamin, Liza would perfectly fill the role of the sophisticated but wacky Marne Dennis. And just think what she could do with Herman’s famous blockbuster ballad, “If He Walked Into My Life.” Liza as Marne — we love this idea. Even if it is ours. Read More

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day! Bette Midler Sings The National Anthem (January 1, 2002

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On Trashiness In Show Biz: “Hey, wait a minute. I should talk, right? Who am I to throw stones.? I practically invented trashiness. You get to the point where you say, ‘The line has been definitely crossed now’. But I never meant to cross that line”

On Trashiness In Show Biz: “Hey, wait a minute. I should talk, right? Who am I to throw stones.? I practically invented trashiness. You get to the point where you say, ‘The line has been definitely crossed now’. But I never meant to cross that line” (Toledo Blade – Oct 8, 1999)

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2011 – Bette Midler Inducts Darlene Love Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

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