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Saturday, July 29, 2017

BetteBack April 23, 1975: Vito Russo Interviews Bette Midler

The Advocate
Exclusive Bette Midler Interview
April 23, 1975
By Vito Russo

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NEW YORK, NY: Don’t let all the recession-obsessed soothsayers fool you. People are still lining up to see a good show. At around midnight of the evening before tickets went on sale at the Minskoff Theatre for Bette Midler’s Clams on the Half Shell Revue, the line began to form for what turned out to be the largest single day ticket sale in Broadway history. The previous record had been set more than a year ago by Bette Midler at the Palace Theatre. Red Skelton said it when he was told that over 10,000 people had shown up at movie mogul Harry Cohen’s funeral: “Give the people something they want to see and they’ll come out for it.”At a time when people were selling apples on the street corners in Greenwich Village for $1.50 each, I’m convinced now that we do indeed need it now. Read More

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

BetteBack May 14, 1998: Bette Midler Submitted Script For Miss Mississippi

Marshall Chronicle
May 14, 1998

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The script for “Miss Mississippi” has been submitted to Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Bette Midler. The story is about a young man badly in need of scholarship funds for college, who discovers his best possibility would be to become Miss Mississippi even if that means competing with the girl he loves. The script was written by Diane Fox.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

BetteBack February 23, 1998: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award 1998

The Columbian
February 23, 1998

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David Hyde Pierce, who plays the psychiatrist brother Niles on television’s Frasier, was named funniest supporting male performer for a third straight year at the American Comedy Awards.

Carol Burnett was also a repeat winner for her work on Mad About You, earning her second consecutive award as funniest female guest appearance in a television series.

As Good As It Gets grabbed both honors in the film category, with Helen Hunt named the funniest actress in a motion picture and Jack Nicholson the funniest actor. Read More

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Bette Midler – Funny Girls – Bette Midler & Marlo Thomas – AARP – 2010 – Marlo Thomas and Bette Midler share some laughs about comedy.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager: “I knew I was going to act. I wasn’t good at anything else in school. But I was good when I stood up and spoke in front of people. I did speech festivals, drama duets, and storytelling. ” (The Milwaukee Sentinel – Jan 23, 1987

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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

BetteBack January 19, 1994: Democrat Girl (Streisand) loses to the Divine Miss M

Sandusky Register
January 19, 1994

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While Democrat Girl was earning trillions of bucks in Las Vegas New Year’s Eve. the fabulous and incomparable Bette Midler was performing in San Francisco (an interesting but vastly overrated and very expensive citv in California).

The point is: 500 of the Midler-concert tickets were sold for $500 each with proceeds from those earmarked for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. The show raised $250.000. according to the foundation. Midler said she was pleased to raise money for an organization fighting AIDS Read More

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Friday, March 4, 2016

BetteBack February 11, 1994: Have Bette Midler And Peter Riegert Worked Together Before?

Medicine Hat News
February 11, 1994

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Q. Bette Midler was terrific in her TV turn in the musical classic “Gypsy.” She and Peter Riegert, as her well-meaning boyfriend, seemed to be smooth and in synch. 1 wonder if they ever worked together before. — A.M.

A. Years back, Bette and Peter were a romantic item, a fascinating fact that was forgotten or ignored in the countless feature stories written about this version of “Gypsy.”

Bette Midler to return to Broadway in ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Read More

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Lily Tomlin On Whether There Were Feuds With Bette On The Set Of Big Business:

Lily Tomlin On Whether There Were Feuds With Bette On The Set Of Big Business: “I’m very fond of Bette and I felt that we were very cute together. I thought that if we could be to the ultimate what we both are, it could be super.” (The Victoria Advocate – Jun 13, 1988

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Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album:

Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album: “I’m mortified. I’d really like Rosemary to win that Grammy. I can’t believe I’m up against her. I’m going to look into withdrawing. I just think it’s bad form if I won. You know, she never won a Grammy.” (Rome News-Tribune – Jan 20, 2004)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Bette Midler On Aaron Russo:

Bette Midler On Aaron Russo: “Looking back I should have never left Aaron Russo because he was the only person who knew me well enough to know how to use me in movies. He wanted to use everything I had in the movies. He was the only one who ever understood that. But he was so crazy. I had to leave. If I had stayed, it would have been too hard a life.” (Beaver County Times – Apr 9, 1997)

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