As one of the world’s most beloved entertainers, Bette Midler has garnered accolades across all facets of show business. Midler’s expansive body of work has spanned nearly six decades across different genres, eras, and media. She has been recognized with four Grammy Awards®, two Academy Award® nominations, three Emmy Awards®, two Tony Awards®, three Golden Globe Awards, and nine American Comedy Awards. One of the best-selling female singers, her albums have sold over 30 million copies worldwide.
In addition to her career as a performer, Midler is active in various social causes and in 1995 founded the New York Restoration Project, an open space Conservancy and New York City’s largest private land trust. NYRP is dedicated to protecting and preserving community gardens and other green spaces throughout all five boroughs, and in collaboration with the New York City Parks Department, has planted over 1,000,000 trees in New York City.
With her fresh and audacious perspective, Bette Midler is a living legend. Originally from Hawaii, Midler currently resides in New York City.
Recent Kennedy Center history: Bette Midler performed in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on March 11, 1973, as part of The Divine Miss M Tour. Additionally, she was among the guest cast appearing in a video tribute for 43rd Kennedy Center Honoree, Midori.
Adele narrating a film clip made for Bette Midler’s Kennedy Center Honors.— Adele Now (@AdeleNowuk) December 23, 2021