BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News
April 26, 1974


Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion.

Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore.

Liza Minnelli gave us a great line: I don’t know if I’ve got a lucky star but I’ve got Fred Ebb,’ referring to her song writer.

Bette Midler in the Wilson Poll won the title of Girl Most In Need of Bra and Least Likely to Get One.

The Tony Shows are better and richer than the Oscars. Cohen has done more for the theater than anybody since that soundalike Cohan ‘George M.

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