Iris Rainer Dart: The Continuing Evolution Of Beaches

Serendipity has played a significant role in Iris Rainer Dart’s life and career, especially with Beaches, her 1985 blockbuster novel…

Video: Bette Midler – Stay With Me -1980

Experience the raw emotion of Bette Midler's performance in Divine Madness as she delivers a captivating rendition of "Stay With…

Rediscovering “Ruthless People”: Danny Devito’s Dark Comedy

Fans of Danny Devito might have missed Ruthless People, his dark comedy from the 1980s. Even Gen Xers who grew…

BetteBack June 2000: Things not known of Bette Midler

The latest film of actress-comedienne Bette, 55, is Isn't She Great? based on the life of Jacqueline Susann, author of…

BetteBack September 2000: An Analysis Of Bette Midler’s Prologue To ‘Hello In There’

I was walking down 42nd street one day and this amazing thing happened to me. It was July, about 89…

BetteBack May 23, 2000: ‘NOW’ DERIDES THE SORRY STATUS OF WOMEN ON TV

"We're very proud of the positive female role models we have in shows like `Judging Amy' and `Family Law,' "…

BetteBack March 2000: Top Tear Jerkers In Cinematic History (Kleenex)

RELATIONSHIPS can cause you to cry a river. But one doomed love affair has led to an ocean of tears.

BetteBack May 2000: Bette Midler’s Coming To Prime Time

Advertisers, studio execs & reporters gathered this afternoon in Carnegie Hall to hear about CBS's fall lineup--esp that new sitcom…

Photo Gallery: Bette Midler: Birthday “Cakes”

On March 8, 2024, the legendary American female singer and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager celebrated her 80th birthday! ??? And…

BetteBack: ‘DROWNING’: MIDLER, DEVITO AND SOME YUGOS

''Bette Midler's the Wicked Witch of the West, and, boy, does she let go with both barrels.''

BetteBack March 3, 2000: REVIEW; ‘DROWNING’ DEEP IN LAUGHS

Proving you don't necessarily need to whack somebody over the head with zaniness to get them giggling, the makers of…

BetteBack February 21, 2000: The Original Valley Girl

In many ways Isn't She Great? is a modest film: two main characters, only a handful of sets (principally Central…

BetteBack February 13, 2000: The Top Five Love Songs And More

Last week, Gregory Godek, founder of the Romance Research Institute in California and author of "1001 Ways To Be Romantic,"…

BetteBack Feb 11, 2000: Was Bette Midler The 1st To Record “WBMW?”

I have a disagreement with folks who think that Bette Midler was the first to sing "The Wind Beneath My…

BetteBack Feb 12, 2000: Susann Wasn’t Great And Neither Is The Movie Based On Her Life

JACQUELINE SUSANN, I can only guess, must have KNOWN that she had no talent and was literally all but illiterate.…

BetteBack January 31, 2000: Isn’t She Great Fails To Crack Top 10 Opening Weekend

competition from the Super Bowl, icy weather, and a lack of big premieres made for a lackluster weekend, according to…

BetteBack January 31, 2000: Rewriting Jackie Susann With Bette Midler

It's too early to predict the worst movie of the year 2000, but it's safe to bet things won't get…

BetteBack December 12, 1976: When Is Bette Midler Breaking Into Movies?

Mister D: If I remember correctly, the original working title of this script was called "The Tour"

BetteBack December 1, 1976: Bette Midler Decides To Work With George Balanchine Of The Ballet

The story follows two sisters, both named Anna, who embark on a seven-year journey through a fantasy version of seven…

BetteBack November 25, 1976: Rita Moreno Plays “Bette” Character in ‘The Ritz’

Richmond Times DispatchNovember 25, 1976 Bette Midler, Rita Moreno, The Ritz

BetteBack November 12, 1976: Scavullo On Beauty

Scavullo On Beauty

BetteBack November 7, 1976: Are Midler & Jagger Going To Tour Together?

Can it be true that Bette Midler and Mick Jagger are going to tour together?

BetteBack September 25, 1976: Bette Midler Names Potential Guest Stars On Her First TV Special

State Journal-RegisterSeptember 25, 1976 Bette Midler. Mae West, Liberace, Ol Red Hair Is Back, Vera Ralston

BetteBack September 17, 1976: Bette Midler Is The Highlight Of Neil Sedaka’s Special

Seattle Daily TimesSeptember 17, 1976 Bette Midler, Neil Sedaka, Love Will Keep Us Together, Do You Wanna Dance, Drinking Again,…

BetteBack August 22, 1976: Critics Hail Bette Midler Getting Her First Network Special

Morning StarAugust 22, 1976 Bette Midler, Clams On The Half Shell Revue, The Divine Miss M, Grammy Award, NBC Related…

BetteBack August 10, 1976: Bette Midler Signs Special Contract With NBC

Seattle Daily TimesAugust 10, 1976 Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, Ol Red Hair Is Back, NBC, TV, Special

BetteBack August 2, 1976: You Said Bette Midler Couldn’t Get Her Own TV Show! But She Did! What Gives?

State Times AdvocateAugust 2, 1976 Bette Midler, The Fabulous Bette Midler Show, Neil Sedaka, Home Box Office

BetteBack July 31, 1976: Why Doesn’t Bette Midler Have Her Own TV Show?

Bette Midler is too original and smart to be controlled by a television network or networks.

BetteBack June 25, 1976: Movies Are The Next Logical Step For Bette Midler

Supposedly Bette Midler signed a multi-million dollar contract with Columbia Pictures to star in movies, This comes from her manager…

BetteBack June 20, 1976: Bette Midler Tapes Longest Musical Special Made For Television

Bette Midler has completed taping a special that is probably the longest one star musical show ever made for television.