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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Bette Midler and Walter Matthau at the American Comedy Awards – 1987

Bette Midler and Walter Mattheau at the American Comedy Awards – 1987

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

BetteBack August 27, 1974: Bette Midler Makes The Who’s Who Edition

Mckinney Daily Courier August 27, 1974 1200 Ray Roberts of McKinney along with 199th District Judge Tom Ryan and Ray A. McCord of Frisco will be featured in the Thirty Eighth Edition of WHO’S WHO IN AMERICA published by Marquis Who’s Who, Inc. Sharing first time listings as biographees in the new edition are such notables as Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin (producers of the “All in the F a m ily ,” “M a u d e ,” and ^Sanford and Son” television p ro g ra m s ); p la y w rig h t (THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON) Jason Miller; Martha Mitchell; Margaret Truman, (daughter of the late President and author of HARRY S. Truman; poet Nikki Giovanni; Cicely Tyson (Emmy Award – winning actress and Oscar nominee); (Cloris Leachman (Oscar and Emmy Award-winning actress); Billy Jean King (tennis champion); and Bette Midler (popular singer), among many others. I’m a pro-Barbie feminist – and mom Bette Midler Attends Exclusive Graydon Carter Luncheon | BootLeg Betty BetteBack Review November 22, 1991: For The Boys – New York Times | BootLeg Betty Honoring Marion Dougherty, Who Made Movie Stars but Often Got No Credit | BootLeg Betty

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Monday, January 30, 2017

BetteBack March 14, 1999: Bette Midler Chairs ‘Rude Entertainment’ Benefit For Paul Rudnick

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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 maxresdefault (1) 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. The 12th annual American Comedy Awards were presented in Los Angeles Sunday and will be broadcast March 17 on Fox. Performers were nominated by more than 4,000 producers, directors, writers, agents, bookers, executives and others. Final selections were made by 1,000 comedy performers. The other winners were: * Tracey Ullman, funniest female performer in a television series (leading role) network, cable or syndication, Tracey Takes On. * Garry Shandling, funniest male performer in a television series (leading role) network, cable or syndication, The Larry Sanders Show. * =&0=& =&1=&, funniest female performer in a television special (leading or supporting) network, cable or syndication, =&0=& =&1=&: Diva Las Vegas. * George Carlin, funniest male performer in a television special (leading or supporting) network, cable or syndication, 40 Years of Comedy. * Jula Louis-Dreyfus, funniest supporting female performer in a television series, Seinfeld. * Joan Cusack, funniest supporting actress in a motion picture, In & Out. * Rupert Everett, funniest supporting actor in a motion picture, My Best Friend’s Wedding. * Jerry Stiller, funniest male guest appearance in a television series, Seinfeld. * Maryellen Hooper, funniest female stand-up comic. *Jeff Dunham, funniest male stand-up comic. * Jerry Lewis, lifetime achievement award. * Frank Oz, creative achievement award.

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    Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    Bette Midler On Finding Her Musical Identity Through Ballads:

    Bette Midler On Finding Her Musical Identity Through Ballads: “Well, it was a big shock. But it was also a great relief, in a way, because you look for a musical identity, and it was hard for me to find one that sustained. I mean, they always thought of me as a retro, Andrews Sister-type of personality, someone who could swing almost like a swing singer. Not a valid swing singer, like Ella Fitzgerald, but someone who was just an impersonator. It was thrilling, actually, to find that there was something I could do that people related to, and that was also considered musical. I like the idea of being able to move people. Sometimes I’m surprised at how big the ballads are.” (Chicago Sun Times, 1994) Image may contain: 1 person Bette Midler On Performers: Bette Midler On Her Performance: BetteBack January 8, 1995: Older Bands, High Ticket Prices Mark Record Year for Concerts Bette Midler On Madonna’s Effort To Be Entertaining: | BootLeg Betty BetteBack June 21, 1995: `The Rose’ Still Blooms for McBroom | BootLeg Betty
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    Tuesday, September 6, 2016

    BetteBack February 14, 1997: Bette Midler A Contender In American Comedy Awards Again

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph February 14, 1997 12976097_1734350166811922_780069798_n Drew Carey is one of the contenders for funniest male performer in a television series in the “American Comedy Awards” Monday, Feb. 17, on ABC. Others nom inated in this category include Tim Allen, K elsey Grammer, John Lithgow and Garry Shandling. The ceremony honors comic performers in both movies and television. Nominees in other categories this year include Jane Curtin, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Barbra Streisand: Roles She Missed That Other Actresses Made Famous | BootLeg Betty BetteBack October 1, 1996: Lowering the boomers on Hollywood wives’ tale | BootLeg Betty BetteBack November 15, 1996: How Do The ‘First Wives’ Stars Feel About Men?

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    Wednesday, August 24, 2016

    Outrage Twitter, and the end of the benefit of the doubt

    Globe & Mail Outrage Twitter, and the end of the benefit of the doubt By BRANDON AMBROSINO Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 6:00AM EDT ...  Read More

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    Friday, May 27, 2016

    BetteBack February 12, 1996: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award

    Lethbridge Herald February 12, 1996 9442317179_2dc02582f1_b LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three actors from the film Get Shorty and two from the television series Frasier collected American Comedy Awards for performances named the funniest in their categories. John Travolta, Bette Midler and Dennis Farina won for funniest actor, funniest supporting female and funniest supporting male respectively for Get Shorty. Kclscy Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, who plays his brother on Frasier, won for funnicsl male performer and funniest supporting male respectively. The 10th Annual American Comedy Awards were presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on ABC-TV on March 6. The other winners: — Helen Hunt, funniest female performer in a television series, Mad About You; Tracy Ullman, funniest female performer in a television special, Women of the Night IV; Dennis Miller, funniest male performer in a television special, Dennis Miller: Slate of the Union.Undressed; Alicia Silverstone, funniest actress in a motion picture. Clueless; Christine Baranski, funniest supporting female, television, CybillAnnc Bancroft and Milton Berle won lifetime achievement awards. James Burrows won a creative achievement award for his work on Cheers, Taxi, Frasier and Friends.
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    Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    BetteBack January 17, 1996: Bette Midler Is Nominated For American Comedy Award

    Daily Herald Suburban Chicago January 17, 1996 B7BO6hRIgAIGzJz LOS ANGELES — NBC and 20th Century Fox led the field in the annual Am erican Comedy Awards nominations as Jason Alexander, Michael Richards, Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Janeane Garofalo all picked up multiple m entions. NBC received 14 nom inations, due in large part to “Friends” and “Seinfeld,” which had four m entions each. Fox movies — notably “French Kiss” and “Nine Months picked up five mentions. Meanwhile, MGM’s “Get Shorty” is the most-nominated movie, with mentions going to John Travolta, Bette Midler, Dennis Farina and Gene Hackman. The nom inations are derived from a survey of approxim ately 1,500 working comedians and performers, who will also vote to determ ine the w inners, producer George Schlatter explained. “The show is a celebration of comedy,” Schlatter said. “It’s the one night that solidifies the comedy community and gives comedians the recognition they deserve.” NBC dom inated the m ale TV perform er categories with nine nominations — including a clean sweep in the supporting male performer category — but didn’t do as well in the fem ale categ o ries, where the bulk of its five nominations came from ensemble shows “Seinfeld” and “Friends.” HBO collected half its eight nominations in the category of female TV performer in a television special, with m entions going to Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Najimy, Rosie O’Donnell and Tracey unman. CBS is third in thfe total nominations by network with six nominations, including Candice Bergen and Fran Drescher in the leading female in a TV series category and David Letterman in the c o rre ­ sponding m ale category. Ellen DeGeneres and Roseanne picked up one nomination each for their work on ABC. Fox Broadcasting Co. received a nomination for Alexander’s hosting of the “47th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.” On the movie front, Disney, Sony and W arner Bros, each collected three nominations, although Sony also received a joint mention with Castle Rock for “The American President.” Param ount Pictures, Miramax and Orion Classics each garnered one nomination. The awards show also includes categories for best male and female stand-up comic, to be determined by an audience phone-in poll on Comedy Central, and lifetime achievement awards in comedy. The aw ards will be p resen ted Feb. l l at Los A ngeles’ Shrine Auditorium. The show will be televised on ABC at a date to be announced.  
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    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    1998 – American Comedy Awards – Diva Las Vegas – Bette Midler

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