Fergus Falls Daily Journal
January 10, 1974
FLASH ! WHO IS DISILLUSIONED BY FAME? Bette Midler, the new record and performing sensation, is reportedly so exhausted by her rise to the top that she says, “ I did 150 cities in eleven minutes,” and canceled everything after January I, including three TV spots.
She is even threatening to retire from show biz, saying wearily, “ I always said I’d quit if it stopped being fun.” Bette will take aÂ rest, but as for her threats to stop singing – well, she tries out new material each night and that doesn’t sound like quitting to us.