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BetteBack December 11, 1973: Gosh, it’s Little Orphan Annie! Just when we need her!

New York Times December 11, 1973 The nation was in sore need of comic relief last…

Bette Midler: “Aren’t my girls wonderful? They used to be fact-checkers at FOX News. Then I snatched them up, and nobody knew they were gone!” (Divine Intervention, 2015)

Bette Midler: “Aren’t my girls wonderful? They used to be fact-checkers at FOX News. Then I…

BetteBack November 27, 1973: Bette Midler Gets A Standing Ovation

Philadelphia Inquirer November 27, 1973   The best assortment of garbage in town . . .…

BetteBack March 2, 1997: Bette Midler Set To Appear At Oscars 1997

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph March 2, 1997 HOLLYWOOD — How do you generate interest in an…

BetteBack November 19, 1973: Bette Midler: A Mellowed Outrage

The Boston Globe November 19, 1973 One attends a Bette Midler concert partly to be seen.…

BetteBack November 14, 1973: Bette: Acetylene Torch Singer

Pittsburgh Post Gazette – November 14, 1973 An extremely keyed-up Midler-of-the-road crowed turned out Sunday night…

New Broadway Season Brings Hollywood Stars to Broadway

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You need to see what Dani, Allison and Max from ‘Hocus Pocus’ look like today

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BetteBack January 18, 1997: It’s A Fabulous Body. I Don’t Want To See It Disintegrate

Indiana Gazette January 18, 1997 “There is no square inch of my body that doesn’t require…

BetteBack November 15, 1973: Divine Miss M. Rocks Ithaca

The Ithacan November 15, 1973 It is indeed a rarity when a performer lives up to…

Bette Midler and Carole Bayer Sager Set for 92Y Talk

Playbill Bette Midler and Carole Bayer Sager Set for 92Y Talk BY ADAM HETRICK AUG 30,…

BetteBack September 12, 1973: Bette Midler on a New Tack

Los Angeles Times September 12, 1973 Pardon me, I know you’re probably in a rush this…

BetteBack August 27, 1973: Superstar Midler – Larger Than Life

Washington Star News August 27, 1973 Standing on the Merriweather Post Pavilion stage in rehearsal before…

BetteBack October 24, 1996: ‘First Wives’ review revealed male bias

South Holland Star October 24, 1996 To the Editor: I don’t often write letters to editors.…

BetteBack October 24, 1996: Marc Shaiman Writes Special Lyrics For Bette Midler For Fire And Ice Ball

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago October 24, 1996 “I hope this isn’t presumptuous of me … I’ve…

BetteBack March, 26, 1973: Self-Styled Bette In ‘Divine’ Impact

Dallas Morning News March, 26, 1973 The whole tone of Bette Midler‘s weekend performance at the…

BetteBack April 13, 1973: The Divine Miss M Warbles Her Way To A Million

The Herald April 13, 1973 She flounces and minces, coos and shrieks. She is ludicrous and…

Bette Midler Classic ‘Beaches’ Is Being Remade: How should we feel about all of this?

Tablet Bette Midler Classic ‘Beaches’ Is Being Remade: Who but The Divine Miss M can play…

From An Intimate Evening With Bette:

From An Intimate Evening With Bette: “Did you like the TV special?” I did…I was real…

Bette Midler Joins Blake Shelton’s Team as ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Mentor

Extra Bette Midler Joins Blake Shelton’s Team as ‘The Voice’ Season 11 Mentor July 28, 2016…

BetteBack March 17, 1973: Twice More With A Feeling

Los Angeles Times March 17, 1973 Instagram: @bettebae By the time Bette Midler made her local…

BetteBack September 20, 1972: Bette Midler On Shortlist To Star In “Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York”

Bucks County Courier Times September 20, 1972 Lucille Ball is identified as “Luci Arnaz’ mother” in…

Trendsetters at Work: Heretic Parfum

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9 films we watched when we were too young – and then wished we hadn’t

Radio Times 9 films we watched when we were too young – and then wished we…

BetteBack June 1973: Cookin’ With Bette Midler

Modern Hi-Fi & Stereo Guide June 1973 Bette Midler struts around the stage in her spike…

Critic’s Notebook: Are We Heading Into a Year of #BroadwaySoWhite?

Hollywood Reporter Critic’s Notebook: Are We Heading Into a Year of #BroadwaySoWhite? 6/30/2016 by David Rooney…

BetteBack September 13, 1972: Bette Midler’s Star Rises Fast

Oakland Tribune September 13, 1972 Bette Midler may be the fastest-rising star to emerge this year.…

BetteBack August 6, 1972: Bette Midler has an eager cult following

Salina Journal August 6, 1972 Bette Midler, who rose to fame on the Johnny Carson show…

BetteBack July 3, 1972: Clothes Make Bette Midler (interview)

Derrick July 3, 1972 I guess you could call Bette Midler a clothes horse.. .but honey,…

BetteBack December 18, 1973: Earl Wilson Declares Bette Midler ‘New Star Of The Year’

Columbus Telegram December 18, 1973 Mark Twain said every man was entitled to his favorite brand…

On Her End Goal Starting Out: “When Aaron Russo and I made up our grand plan movies seemed the natural place to go next. Movies were the top of the line; it was as far as someone could go…

On Her End Goal Starting Out: “When Aaron Russo and I made up our grand plan…

BetteBack September 12, 1996: ‘First Wive’s Club Set For September 20, 1996 Release

Winnipeg Free Press September 12, 1996 Winter is traditionally a time for smaller, quirky films to…

BetteBack July 5, 1996: Bette Midler will be the honorary chairwoman of the seventh annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin

Madison Capital Times July 5, 1996 Bette Midler will be the honorary chairwoman of the seventh…

BetteBack May 17, 1996: Is Goldie Hawn Playing Old Parts Cause She’s Heavy And…Older?

Medicine Hat News May 17, 1996 Q: Is G o 1 d i e H a…

There’s Going To Be A ‘First Wives Club’ Reboot & It’s Probably Going To Be Terrible

The Frisky There’s Going To Be A ‘First Wives Club’ Reboot & It’s Probably Going To…

BetteBack February 28, 1996: Bette Midler Would Be The Perfect Host For The Grammys

Elyria Chronicle Telegram February 28, 1996 The night may belong to those in the music world,…

BetteBack January 7, 1996: Jon Stewart Joins Cast Of “The First Wive’s Club”

Burlington Times News January 7, 1996 I was really surprised when they canceled Jon Stewart‘s TV…

BetteBack November 3, 1996: BETTE MIDLER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO GET EVEN WITH A CHEATING MAN . . BUT TELLS PAULINE McLEOD WHY SHE’LL NEVER JOIN THE FIRST WIVES CLUB

Sunday Mirror (London, England) BETTE: MY FIRST FOR REVENGE; BETTE MIDLER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO GET…

BetteBack December 21, 1995: Bette Midler To Make Texas Guinan

Santa Ana Orange County Register December 21, 1995 At long last, Bette Midler has set up…

The Hollywood Gender Pay Gap And Can Women Be Funny?

Entertainment Weekly Seth Rogen jokes ‘our Sony hacking’ led to wage gap discussion BY DEVAN COGGAN…

BetteBack October 21, 1995: Bette Midler Makes Memorable Cameo in ‘Get Shorty’

Indiana Gazette October 21, 1995 And now, a few words for MGM’s sure-fire smash, “Get Shorty,”…

Is 2016 the year of Laverne Cox?

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1977’s Rolling Stone…The 10th Anniversary was an unmitigated disaster (except for Bette!)

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Secrets of Sardi’s: The hall of fame of Broadway

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Greenwich International Film Festival: Bette Midler’s ‘Freak Show’ Gets Fall Release

Greenwich Time Tickets on sale for Greenwich International Film Festival By Ken Borsuk Published 12:00 am,…

BetteBack September 23, 1995: Bette Midler In Talks To Play Author Jacqueline Susann

Indiana Gazette September 23, 1995 Love-love-love the idea of Bette Midler playing Jacqueline Susann — or…

(Has Martin ever shocked you) “I was shocked when I saw tapes of his performances. I was pretty stunned. But in real life, now, he’s at film school, at AFI, directing.”

(Has Martin ever shocked you) “I was shocked when I saw tapes of his performances. I…

(On Mark Rydell calling her obsessive and compulsive about making things better) “He called me obsessive and compulsive? I’m not obsessive or compulsive…

(On Mark Rydell calling her obsessive and compulsive about making things better) “He called me obsessive…

(On working with two funny women– Lily Tomlin in Big Business and Shelley Long in Outrageous Fortune.) “Well, Lily is really a perfectionist…

(On working with two funny women– Lily Tomlin in Big Business and Shelley Long in Outrageous…

All Music’s Review Of Bette Midler’s A Gift Of Love

All Music Review A Gift Of Love AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger  [-] 2016 2008’s…