Santa Ana Orange County
August 3, 1997
A: lt has not always been easy for Bette Midler, 51, to find the right theatrical fit for her over-the-top brand of talent ForÂ every “First Wives Club” there have been clunkers like her most recent film, “That Old Feeling.”
The Divine Miss M currently is developing several big-screen projects, including one based on the Iris Rainer Dart novel “ShowÂ Business Kills,” another about the 1960s singing group The Shirelles, and a third on Texas Guinan, the lusty character who ran speakeasies in the Roaring ’20s.
She also is planning a TV sitcom called “The Harlettes,” in which she will play the leader of a singing group. But her next project will be film version of the 1965-71 TV sitcom “Green Acres,” with Bette in the Eva Gabor role.