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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…

BetteBack April 30, 1975: Bette Midler Is Back Rashy And Gimmicky (‘Clams’)

Lawton Constitiution April 30, 1975 NEW YORK (AP ) — A strenuous comeback bid is being…

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…

Bette Midler with Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys circa 2002

Bette Midler with Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys circa 2002

BetteBack February 6, 1975: Critics Get A Preview Of The Cher Special

San Mateo Times February 6, 1975 There is no question that when Sonny Bono started his…

1997 – That Old Feeling Interview -The Movie Show – Bette Midler

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BetteBack February 16, 1976: Bette Midler’s Crew Arrested In Drug Charges

Lompoc Record February 16, 1976 Seven members of singer Bette Midler‘s touring company made it to her…

BetteBack April 1, 1974: The Divine Mr. J

Phoenix Arizona Republic April 1, 1974 For Bette Midler fans, don’t get too excited when you…

BetteBack December 23, 1973: Bette Midler makes for good all around listening

Hattiesburg American December 23, 1973 Bette Midler‘s flexible and interestingly toned voice would alone have been…

BetteBack December 16, 1973: Bette Midler Hits The Top Ten Singles Chart Again

Hattiesburg American December 16, 1973 SINGLES 1. TOP OF THE WORLD, Carpenters ( 2 ) 2.…

BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler’s Second Album As Good As The First

Daily Review December 14, 1973 BETTE MIDLER – By Rette Midler on Atlantic. Bette’s first album…

BetteBack October 21, 1973: Bette Borrows Bugle Boy From Andrews Sisters

Hattiesburg American October 21, 1973 Q: My mother tells me that “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” by…

BetteBack September 13, 1998: What’s Bette Midler Doing Next After Murphy Brown Cameo?

Hutchinson News September 13, 1998 Q: Bette Midler was hilarious as Candace Bergen‘s last secretary in…

BetteBack October 9, 1973: Midler is one of the most powerful singers around

Houston Daily Cougar October 9, 1973 “ All the freaks in one place, Bette Midler nodded…

How Tracey Cunningham Went From Bette Midler’s Nanny to Hollywood’s Hair Guru

CBS8 EXCLUSIVE: How Tracey Cunningham Went From Bette Midler‘s Nanny to Hollywood’s Hair Guru Updated: Dec…

BetteBack October 1, 1973: Flashy, Trashy and Infectious Miss M.

San Mateo Times October 1, 1973 In this crazy rock ‘n roll world where superstars streak…

BetteBack June 24, 1998: Bette Midler Won’t Make It To Small Screen Soon

Lowell Sun June 24, 1998 Looks like Bette Midler won’t be making the trip to the…

BetteBack August 28, 1973: What Is Bette Midler Doing Now?

Daily Journal August 28, 1973 Q: Where’s that divine Bette Midler these days? I saw her…

BetteBack February 16, 1973: Bette Midler Excites The Music Scene

Brownsville Herald February 16, 1973   During ‘71 72 and now 73, female stars poured out…

BetteBack September 15, 1997: Quotes Behind The Scenes At The Emmys

Santa Ana Orange County September 15, 1997 Bette Midler, who won for her HBO special, said…

Bette Midler On Her Brother:

Bette Midler On Her Brother: “But we had a very rough time. I have a retarded…

What Does Bette Midler Have To Have In Her Kitchen:

What Does Bette Midler Have To Have In Her Kitchen: “Greek olives. And we have to…

Bette Midler On Sophie And Their Connection:

Bette Midler On Sophie And Their Connection: “Sophie is very bright and independent. She does shows…

Bette Midler On Singing:

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

Bette Midler On Trying To Keep Up With New Music:

Bette Midler On Trying To Keep Up With New Music: “I have a friend who tries…

Bette Midler On Spectacle And Her Shows:

Bette Midler On Spectacle And Her Shows: “Not all performers are like that (all spectacle), of…

Bette Midler On The Box Office Failure Of For The Boys:

Bette Midler On The Box Office Failure Of For The Boys: “The public was completely ready…

Bette Midler Compares Blake Shelton To John Wayne

Boston Globe Bette Midler Compares Blake Shelton To John Wayne OCTOBER 29, 2016 Bette Midler certainly…

Bette Midler On Singing And Performing:

Bette Midler On Singing And Performing: “I don’t like to scream anymore. And now I’m much…

Bette Midler On The Movie Business:

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

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture:

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture: “Particularly in music, all you ever hear today…

BetteBack January 18, 1974: 1974 Grammy Nominations Announced – Bette Up For Three

Delaware County Daily Times January 18, 1974 LOS ANGELES (AP) —Singer and composer Stevie Wonder has…

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…

BetteBack January 12, 1973: Divine Miss M Album Review

Van Nuys Valley News January 12, 1973 Every once in a great while there comes along…

BetteBack January 12, 1973: The Divine Miss M

Roselle Herald January 12, 1973 Another singer relatively new to records, “The Divine Miss M” (Atlantic…

Bette Midler On Being A Transplanted New Yorker:

Bette Midler On Being A Transplanted New Yorker: We had a lot of earthquake damage (in…

Bette Midler About Singing 70’s Material:

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

BetteBack January 11, 1974: Bette Midler Receives The “Miles” Reward

Newport Daily News January 11, 1974 Bette Midler, native of Hawaii, is a singer who is…

Bette Midler ditched her grey hair for a bold new colour

Starts At 60 Bette Midler ditched her grey hair for a bold new colour October 5,…

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,…

Bette Midler On Stardom:

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

Bette Midler’s Dates To Be On “The Voice”

Bette will appear on “The Voice” October 10, 11, 17 & 18 Related articles Blake Loves Bette:…

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…

Bette Midler On working with Shelly Long:

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

Bette Midler On working with Lily Tomlin:

Bette Midler On working with Lily Tomlin: “Well, Lily is really a perfectionist. I kept saying,…

Bette Midler: On Mae West’s Beauty Secret:

Bette Midler: On Mae West’s Beauty Secret: “ Enemas. Yeah, I heard that. Well, she didn’t…

Bette Midler: ‘I don’t like the extremes we’ve gone to with sexual exploitation. It’s like women are taking part in thdegradeir own ation.’ (2014)

Bette Midler: ‘I don’t like the extremes we’ve gone to with sexual exploitation. It’s like women…

Bette Midler: ‘It’s hard to get a job in movies over 40.

Bette Midler: ‘It’s hard to get a job in movies over 40. Glenn Close put it…

Bette Midler: “Women now, they [have to] pose. They don’t want those ugly pictures of them on the internet, and I don’t blame them. It’s like a war! It’s poisonous, totally toxic If you get on that red carpet, you better be prepared for the results, truly.” (2014)

Bette Midler: “Women now, they [have to] pose. They don’t want those ugly pictures of them…

“I made up my mind a long time ago–if you’re gonna read the good you gotta read the bad, too. And since I had no tolerance at all for even one bad word, even a suggestion, it became impossible for me to read not only reviews, but also any interview that I had ever given

Bette Midler: “I made up my mind a long time ago–if you’re gonna read the good…