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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Bette Midler calls ‘Hello, Dolly’ the role of a lifetime

The show-stopping actress and legend reflect with ABC News’ Robin Roberts on her divine career, from “Beaches” and “Hocus Pocus” to Broadway.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BetteBack July 1, 1975: ‘Clams’ Breaks Broadway’s Box Office Record

Stroudsburg Pocono Record
July 1, 1975

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All we can conscientiously say about Bette Midler is you can have her, but her ten-week Broadway vulgarity grossed 51,700.00 to become the Main Stem’s all time box office champ.

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Bette Midler – Lullaby Of Broadway-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy-Johnny Carson-1973 | BootLeg Betty Read More

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BetteBack June 3, 1975: Bette Midler To Record Gospel Song

Arkansas City Traveler
June 3, 1975

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The gospel song Bette Midler sings in her Broadway show was written by Paul Simon and will be on her next album, which is being cut in N.Y. and is, according to a couple of snipers,”already the world’s” most expensive album.

Bette Midler Mistook Harry Hamlin For Drunk Man During Broadway Show BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler Hits Sophomore Slump

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

BetteBack April 20, 1975: Bette Midler’s ‘Clams’ Will Be A Rave

Colorado Springs Gazette
April 20, 1975

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Will the divine Miss M — Bette Midler, succeed or fail in her big Broadway comeback at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre? We’re betting she’ll be a rave despite all the dire predictions that she ruined her career lying around out of sight for a whole year. Tickets
to this campy event are hard to come by and the powers-that-be made it a policy not to invite any press for Bette’s opening if the press in question had ever said a word against her in the past. Read More

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BetteBack March 27, 1975: What Did Bette Mean By Her Cher Joke At The Grammy’s?

Charleston Gazette
March 27, 1975

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Q. ”On the recent Grammy Awards, what did Bette Midler mean when she said Cher gave her the dress she was wearing? ”R.R., Paterson, N.J.

A. Bette was making a small joke .. . she said Cher gave her the dress instead of a solo (Higher And Higher) on Cher’s recent special.

BetteBack January 21, 1990: Bette Midler And Cher To Star In ‘Angry Housewives’ (This Would’ve Been A Hit!)

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

BetteBack March 8, 1975: Was Bette Midler In A Broadway Show?

Alton Telegraph
March 8, 1975

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Q. – Bette Midler was in the musical on Broadway. “Fiddler on the Roof,” playing one of the daughters, right? I can’t convince my boyfriend. L.W., Perth Amboy. N J

A. – Bette Midler was indeed in the Broadway company of Fiddler on the Roof However, it did virtually nothing for her career. She didn t start to make it big until she adopted her own approach to singing.

Bette Midler Reveals How She Got Her Nickname with Release of Deluxe Edition of ‘The Divine Miss M’ Read More

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Friday, July 21, 2017

I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’! The nerve!

I love Barbara Hershey and Lainie Kazan. I had no idea “Beaches” was an ‘uberweepie’! The nerve! It wasn’t so bad. I co-produced it. It was a pretty damned good screenplay. I thought it was just another movie. I didn’t think of it as a women’s picture. I was so excited to be able to sing again and have a soundtrack.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

BetteBack December 25, 1974: Is the Bette Midler movie, “The Divine Mr. J,” going to play on TV?

News Journal Mansfield
December 25, 1974

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Q.  Is the Bette Midler movie, “The Divine Mr. J,” going to play on TV? J.B.,- Easton, Conn

A. Bette Midler had a very small role in the film, which falls into the category of ridiculous, dirty – mouthed camp, according to those who reviewed the low – budget film. It seems unlikely it will be shown on TV.

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BetteBack February 9, 1997: Bette Midler To Make “Green Acres” Movie? Read More

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

BetteBack January 30, 2000: Susann’s success a great filmgoing treat

The Boston Herald
January 30, 2000 | Schaefer, Stephen

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It’s easy to be dismissive of the writing of Jacqueline Susann. Easy and, well, probably called for.

But the “Valley of the Dolls” author’s impact on the entertainment industry is not so easily dismissed. In some ways, she changed the way entertainment product – from books to films – is sold to the public.

Isn’t She Great,” a new film featuring Bette Midler as Susann, initially presents her as glamorous but unfulfilled. As the film begins, she is a woman undaunted by her life of continual failure – as a playwright, actress, quiz-show panelist and product demonstrator. She remains determined, despite the odds, to become famous. Read More

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Friday, June 23, 2017

BetteBack January 28, 2000: Great? Not by a Long Shot

The Washington Post
January 28, 2000 | Desson Howe

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I SLOGGED my way through a blizzard to watch this?

Isn’t She Great,” a woefully ungreat biopic about trash-writing queen Jacqueline Susann, is definitely not worth braving any weather for.

Although Bette Midler, who plays “Valley of the Dolls” author Jackie-S, proves to be an amusing live wire at times, and although screenwriter Paul Rudnick (who co-wrote “AddamsFamily Values”) has a wicked talent for drag-queen-culture one-liners, this movie slumps endlessly through the Valley of the Dulls. Read More

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