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BetteBack July 31, 1975: Bette Midler – “I hate it when they call me ugly…”

Van Nuys Valley News July 31, 1975 Inside Bette Midler, who made her reputation as the brash, tough, bigger-than-life Divine…

BetteBack July 2, 1975: Bette Midler Begins Singing Lessons

Press Telegram July 2, 1975 Bette Midler said at Stars Deli she’s taking singing lessons (Don’t go and spoil everything!)…

BetteBack June 13, 1975: The Divine Miss “M” scores personal success on Broadway

Mister D: It’s so funny to read these old articles to be reminded of how edgy and out there Miss…

BetteBack April 6, 1975: What Did Bette Midler Start Taking?

Kannapolis Daily Independent April 6, 1975 Now that she’s a star, sort of, Bette Midler decided to take singing lessons;…

BetteBack December 12, 1998: Bette And Cher Show Up At The Billboard Music Awards

Indiana Gazette December 12, 1998 Bette Midler and Cher were quite something at the Billboard Music Awards the other night.…

BetteBack October 31, 1998: Bette Midler Gets A Reunion Of Sorts

Northwest Florida Daily October 31, 1998 Roseanne orchestrated a little reunion for Bette Midler with her former piano player Barry…

BetteBack June 12, 1998: Bette Midler To Star In Jackie Susann Bio

Lowell Sun June 12, 1998 The late Jackie Susann, author of 60’s bestsellers like ‘Valley Of The Dolls‘ had a…

BetteBack May 26, 1998: Rosie O’Donnell On Bette Midler

Syracuse Herald May 26, 1998 Ever since Rosie O’Donnell was eleven years old, she’s known exactly what she wanted to…

BetteBack September 1998: Bathhouse Betty Review (Gay Today)

Gay Today CD Review By Jack Nichols September 1998 It was early autumn, 1970. Manhattan‘s Continental Baths, a luxurious house…

BetteBack January 14, 1998: Bette Midler Moving Forward With “Harlettes” TV Series

Daily News January 14, 1998 They’re moving forward on the “Harlettes” TV series pilot, being produced by Bette Midler‘s All…

Bette Midler On Singing:

Bette Midler On Singing: “I really feel I’ve improved as a singer. Plus, I took up the piano, which has…

Bette Midler On Her Character:

Bette Midler On Her Character: “I’d like to think of myself as a positive kind of person. I talk about…

Bette Midler At Hulaween 2016 (She Came As Winnie And Left As “The Rose”)

    Bette Midler as “The Rose” (Photo by Christy Labonte) Bette with guest and Darlene Love Kathy Griffin &…

Bette Midler On The Movie Business:

Bette Midler On The Movie Business: “It’s disheartening to do a film, which is very hard work and which takes…

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture:

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture: “Particularly in music, all you ever hear today is what’s current. Not…

BetteBack January 22, 1974: Bette Browses Bookstore

Morris Daily Herald January 22, 1974 J U S T A N O R D IN A R Y Greenwich…

Kathy Griffin To Host Bette Midler’s Annual Hulaween Bash

Look To The Stars Kathy Griffin To Host Bette Midler‘s Annual Hulaween Bash October 20, 2016 Bette Midler’s Annual Star-Studded…

Bette Midler About Singing 70’s Material:

Bette Midler About Singing 70’s Material: “I started in 1976 with a Cleveland HBO show. And, surprisingly, a lot of…

Bette Midler On Being Labeled Outrageous:

Bette Midler On Being Labeled Outrageous: “Yes, it can become a kind of straitjacket. I think that’s what’s happened to…

Reminder: Bette Midler To Host TCM Movies Wed/Thurs Oct 6 – 7 At 8:00 PM To 3:30 AM

Bette Midler To Host TCM Movies Wed/Thurs Oct 6 – 7 At 8:00 PM To 3:30 AM Bette Midler –…

Experience The Divine: “Finally, ultimately, I want to be, I want to do, what it is that I do, not what somebody else does. That really is what drove me back on stage.” (1993)

Bette Midler On Experience The Divine: “Finally, ultimately, I want to be, I want to do, what it is that…

Bette Midler On Stardom:

Bette Midler On Stardom: “I think when I was very young it meant a lot, because I had a rough…

Bette Midler: “Oh my God! I’m seventeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” (2015)

Bette Midler: “Oh my God! I’m seventeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” (2015) Related articles Bette Midler’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Rounds Out Its Broadway Cast Bette…

Bette Davis to Bette Midler at a party: ‘I don’t understand how you can be a superstar and go out of the house with so little glamour.’ (1987)

Bette Davis to Bette Midler at a party: ‘I don’t understand how you can be a superstar and go out…

This is an actual Bette Midler Cookie from Oh, Sugar! Events

This is an actual Bette Midler Cookie from Oh, Sugar! Events

Bette Midler: I won`t tell you how much my breasts weigh,“ says Bette Midler, “but I consulted a postage scale. It costs $87.50 to send `em to Brazil. Third class.“ (1988)

Bette Midler: I won`t tell you how much my breasts weigh,“ says Bette Midler, “but I consulted a postage scale.…

Bette Midler: “I think everything about me shocks my husband. [Laughs] Everything. I get real fat sometimes, and that always stuns him.” (1991)

Bette Midler: “I think everything about me shocks my husband. [Laughs] Everything. I get real fat sometimes, and that always…

Bette Midler On working with Shelly Long:

Bette Midler On working with Shelly Long: “I didn’t really get along very well with her. I was pregnant at…

Bette Midler On Marriage: “Marriage is a hard proposition and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and to compromise and it has to be worth it.

Bette Midler On Marriage: “Marriage is a hard proposition and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and to…

Bette Midler On Today’s New Crop Of Singers: “The chip they’re missing is charm. Oh, they have it all right; they just don’t bother using it” (2015)

Bette Midler On Today’s New Crop Of Singers: “The chip they’re missing is charm. Oh, they have it all right;…