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On This Day In History: Bette On Seinfeld

On This Day In History: Bette On Seinfeld

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…

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…

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,…

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 Jerry Herman is determined to see his classic, “…

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…

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

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BetteBack March 12, 1996: First Wive’s Club Stars Vocalize Last Day Of Shooting

Santa Ana Orange County Register March 12, 1996 Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn will…

On The Paparazzi: “The paparazzi haven’t been too much of a problem. You expect them at premieres and things. That’s your job. Let’s face it. But the other day my husband and I were having lunch at an outside cafe in New York.

On The Paparazzi: “The paparazzi haven’t been too much of a problem. You expect them at…

Bette Midler – Birds – Live At Last – 1976

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BetteBack February 26, 1996: Oprah Takes Us Behind The Scenes

Galveston Daily News February 26, 1996 CHICAGO, H — Oprah Winfrey wears a hidden camera to…

2010 – Bette Midler presents Pink with HRC’s Ally for Equality

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BetteBack February 28, 1996: Bette Midler Would Be The Perfect Host For The Grammys

Elyria Chronicle Telegram February 28, 1996 The night may belong to those in the music world,…

On ‘Over The Top’ Diva Roles: “I mean we have Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep and a lot of others too numerous to mention. They’re all getting good roles. They’re stars. The starlets can wait awhile.”

On ‘Over The Top’ Diva Roles: “I mean we have Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep and…

Bette Midler – Every Road Leads Back – Johnny Carson Show – 1991

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Miss M’s Cultural Corner: INDIAN SUMMER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE END OF AN EMPIRE

INDIAN SUMMER: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE END OF AN EMPIRE by Alex Von Tunzelmann September…

On Life And Aging: “The teenagers think that life is over when a person hits 40, much less 50. The little darlings. Little do they know what’s going on…

On Life And Aging: “The teenagers think that life is over when a person hits 40,…

Everything’s Coming Up Roses – Gypsy – Bette Midler

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BetteBack February 23, 1996: Bette Midler Joins Wynonna On TV Special

Syracuse Herald Journal February 23, 1996 NEW YORK — Just in time to coincide with the…

On That Old Feeling: “I’ve got bills to pay and a family to feed, after all, and making movies is nothing to touring. I mean, this woman before you has been frazzled, at times…

On That Old Feeling: “I’ve got bills to pay and a family to feed, after all,…

Bette Midler – Bang Your Dead – Live At The Roxy – 1977

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BetteBack February 15, 1996: U.S. troops in Bosnia didn’t get their celebrity Valentines

Santa Ana Orange County Register February 15, 1996 U.S. troops in Bosnia didn’t get their celebrity…

On First Wive’s Club: Yes. Yes. I will admit it. It was a big hit. I’ve had the depths and then I’ve had ‘First Wive’s Club. I knew it was a natural. There are a lot of angry women around and they were rooting for us. I’ve been saying for years, “What are we girls, but the waitresses for the banquet of life?’

On First Wive’s Club: Yes. Yes. I will admit it. It was a big hit. I’ve…

2010 – Bette Midler Presents Elton John with Breast Cancer Foundation Award

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On That Old Feeling: “This movie fulfills my desire to do something broad. I like characters who are way over the top. She doesn’t hold anything back, And it’s nice to be back in high heels, too. This woman wears some nice threads. It’s the type movie I think is right for me to do right now.”

On That Old Feeling: “This movie fulfills my desire to do something broad. I like characters…

Beast Of Burden – Johnny Carson Show – Bette Midler – 1982

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BetteBack February 12, 1996: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award

Lethbridge Herald February 12, 1996 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three actors from the film Get Shorty…

BetteBack February 1, 1996: Bette Midler To Play Texas Guinan

Doylestown Intelligencer February 1, 1996 Bette Midler will play the title role in “Texas Guinan,” a…

2008 Rachel Carson Award Honoree Bette Midler acceptance speech

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BetteBack January 21, 1996: Who Was Texas Guinan? Bette Was To Play Her In A Movie

Orange Leader January 21, 1996 DALLAS (AP) — The announcement late last month tHat Bette Midler…

Bette Midler On OutLook: “I used to be interested only in the showbiz things that made my own world go round…

Bette Midler On OutLook: “I used to be interested only in the showbiz things that made…

All I Need To Know – Bette Midler – Art Or Bust 1984

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Bette Midler To Perform With Nile Rodgers And Chic

Noise11 Bette Midler To Perform With Nile Rodgers And Chic by PAUL CASHMERE on MAY 26,…

Bette Midler On Anger: “I used to get really upset about certain things but I’m learning to let go. Life really is too short…

Bette Midler On Anger: “I used to get really upset about certain things but I’m learning…

Bette Midler ~ People’s Choice Awards ~ Favorite Female Television

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BetteBack January 17, 1996: Bette Midler Is Nominated For American Comedy Award

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago January 17, 1996 LOS ANGELES — NBC and 20th Century Fox led…

Bette Midler On Turning 50: “Inside I feel much younger,” says Bette. “Someone once said to me that you reach an age and then you never get any older inside, so I guess I’m about 22…

Bette Midler On Turning 50: “Inside I feel much younger,” says Bette. “Someone once said to…

Accentuate The Positive – Bette Midler & Bing Crosby

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Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills stars are HAPPY when Bette Midler calls them ‘spoiled’ on Twitter

Daily Mail ‘Shut the f*** up! This is epic!’: Rich Kids Of Beverly Hills stars are…

Bette Midler On Sophie: “She’s a great actress. She has a great ear. She can do all the personalities I’ve done on stage. Any of them. Probably better than me.”

Bette Midler On Sophie: “She’s a great actress. She has a great ear. She can do…

2001 – BETTE MIDLER & Stevie Wonder – Grammy Award 2001

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Bette Midler On Martin: “My husband’s a great guy. He has an artist’s soul, ability and drive. He’s working on his first feature film, and yes, I could have a part in it but I don’t know if I want it. He accepts my help when I give it to him, but he doesn’t expect it.”

Bette Midler On Martin: “My husband’s a great guy. He has an artist’s soul, ability and…

Be My Baby – One Night Only – Bette Midler – 2014

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BetteBack January 13, 1996: Bette Midler Signs On To ‘That Old Feeling’

Indiana Gazette January 13, 1996 Bette Midler just signed on to star in the romantic farce…

Bette Midler On Her Family: “We both very much wanted to get married,” she says. “My career has had its ups and downs but nothing compares to my family…

Bette Midler On Her Family: “We both very much wanted to get married,” she says. “My…

2000 – TV Guide Awards – Bette Midler

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