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Jenifer Lewis, Former Harlette, Is the Mother of Black Hollywood—and Has the Stories to Prove It

Vanity Fair Jenifer Lewis Is the Mother of Black Hollywood—and Has the Stories to Prove It…

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…

BetteBack September 21, 1974: How Come We Don’t Hear More About Bette Midler Lately?

San Mateo Times September 21, 1974 I just love Bette Midler. How come we don’t read…

Bette Midler:

Bette Midler: “She (the ‘Divine Miss M’) never went anywhere. She’s just a character. That’s the…

Bette Midler On Hollywood’s Emphasis On Youth And Beauty:

Bette Midler On Hollywood’s Emphasis On Youth And Beauty: “The movies are guilty of this as…

Bette Midler On Being A Role Model:

Bette Midler On Being A Role Model: You know, a lot of people tell me I…

BetteBack December 11, 1973: It s a sick. sick sick sick world

Bradford Era December 11, 1973 It s a sick. sick. sick sick world Bette Midler s…

Bette Midler On Martin:

Bette Midler On Martin: “He was exactly what I was looking for,” said Bette. “I had…

Bette Midler On Her Mother And Family:

Bette Midler On Her Mother And Family: “I think I made her happy. I think we…

BetteBack December 8, 1999: ‘Miss Millennium’ Is Indeed Divine

The Seattle Times ‘Miss Millennium’ Is Indeed Divine By Misha Berson Wednesday, December 8, 1999 Seattle…

Bette Midler – Scenes from a Mall (1991) Trailer

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BetteBack December 18, 1999: Divine Miss Millennium San Jose

Rock Publication December 18, 1999 San Jose . Watch out Silicon Valley Bette Midler is here.…

Bette Midler On Her Father:

Bette Midler On Her Father: “My father never went to see my performances. I think he…

Bette Midler – Drinking Again – Johnny Carson – 1973

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Former Harlette Katey Sagal Has A New Book, Grace Notes, Coming Out (Pre-Order)

Gripping, singular, and gorgeously reflective, Grace Notes is a memoir told in essays by beloved actress,…

1991 – For The Boys Interview – Bette Midler – James Caan

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Bette Midler On Being In High School Plays:

Bette Midler On Being In High School Plays: “My mother really ate it up. I remember…

Bette Midler On Growing Up:

Bette Midler On Growing Up: “I was resented and teased by the other kids. It was…

Bette Midler: “I never had a friendship that lasted that long.

Bette Midler: “I never had a friendship that lasted that long. But I had a very…

Bette Midler: “I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT I was as good as the next person.

Bette Midler: “I ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT I was as good as the next person. Although I’m…

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…

Bette Midler On Revenge:

Bette Midler On Revenge: “I would love to get my revenge on the system and believe…

Bette Midler On Revenge:

Bette Midler On Revenge: “I’m too old to have an axe to grind any more. I…

Bette Midler On Life:

Bette Midler On Life: “I used to get really upset about certain things but I’m learning…

BetteBack October 30, 1973: Another Letter to The Editor From Houston On Bette’s Performance

Houston Daily Cougar October 30, 1973 To the Editor: I am always somewhat amused and annoyed…

Bette Midler On Sophie At Age 10:

Bette Midler On Sophie At Age 10: “She’s a great actress. She has a great ear.…

Bette Midler On Revenge:

Bette Midler On Revenge: “Oh, revenge is very healthy. I like it. If I didn’t believe…

New York Times: ‘Beaches’ Remake Review

The New York Times Review: They’ve, Sob, Remade ‘Beaches’ By MIKE HALEJAN. 20, 2017 “Beaches,” directed…

Bette Midler On Movies:

Bette Midler On Movies: “When it comes to making movies, nobody knows anything. That’s it,” she…

Betteback September 25, 1998: Midler Mostly Divine On Bathhouse Betty

Lowell Sun September 25, 1998 The Divine Miss M returns with a new CD that is…

We Watched the New ‘Beaches’: We Argued. We Cried. We Missed Bette. Two Gay Guys vs The New ‘Beaches’

The Daily Beast We Watched the New ‘Beaches’: We Argued. We Cried. We Missed Bette. Lifetime’s…

Bette Midler On Values She’s Teaching Sophie:

Bette Midler On Values She’s Teaching Sophie: “We make her do chores. She makes her bed.…

Bette Midler On Staying Close To Her Mother:

Bette Midler On Staying Close To Her Mother: “Oh, yes. She was fabulous. [Bette’s eyes mist.]…

Bette Midler ready to rehearse for ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Page Six Bette Midler ready to rehearse for ‘Hello, Dolly!’ By Ian Mohr January 17, 2017…

Bette Midler On What She Learned From Her Mother About Mothering:

Bette Midler On What She Learned From Her Mother About Mothering: “I thank God every day…

Idina Menzel tackles Bette Midler role in ‘Beaches’ remake

Seattle Times Idina Menzel tackles Bette Midler role in ‘Beaches’ remake Originally published January 13, 2017…

Bette Midler On Being The Queen Of Trash:

Bette Midler On Being The Queen Of Trash: “It’s become a family affair. My daughter comes…

Bette Midler On Being The Queen Of Trash:

Bette Midler On Being The Queen Of Trash: “I started with the Adopt A Highway program…

Bette Midler On Escape:

Bette Midler On Escape: “Escape is necessary sometimes, but always escape heavy. Don’t escape into bullshit,…

Bette Midler On gay liberation:

Bette Midler On gay liberation: “I dig it. Open your mouths, for Christ’s sake. Don’t you…

Bette Midler On politics:

Bette Midler On politics: “I’m what you might call a Conservative Liberal. I like peace, and…

BetteBack October 17, 1973: Bette Midler has two, three, four or more masks

Madison Capital Times October 17, 1973 You have never seen anything like Bette Midler. She was…

Bette Midler On Her Best Asset:

Bette Midler On Her Best Asset: “My smile is definitely my best feature.” (Plain Dealer, February…

BetteBack February 16, 1974: The Divine Mr. M – The Man Behind Bette Midler (Barry Manilow)

Winnipeg Free Press February 16, 1974 He has become known as the Divine Mr M because…

BetteBack January 14, 1998: Back Up Girls!

Daily Advocate January 14, 1998 Bette Midler, Harlettes, Back Up Girls Related articles American Cinematheque Awards…

BetteBack October 8, 1973: It had been a bad few days for Bette Midler

Albuquerque Journal October 8, 1973 By the time Bette Midler began the second half of her…

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager:

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager: “I was a washout at math, history, and geography. I…

Someone bungled Bette Midler’s name on ‘Hello, Dolly’ marquee

Page Six Someone bungled Bette Midler’s name on ‘Hello, Dolly’ marquee By Mara Siegler January 5,…

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager:

Bette Midler On Being A Teenager: “I knew I was going to act. I wasn’t good…

BetteBack October 4, 1973: Bette Midler – At least we ll be able to say we knew her When

Albuquerque Journal October 4, 1973 They call her Bette (rhymes with fret) Midler She calls herself…