BootLeg Betty

We don’t care about our children at all. We let them run around with no discipline. We let them park their carcasses in front of the television. We don’t teach them to read. Well that’s not what I want for my child.

We don’t care about our children at all. We let them run around with no discipline.…

BetteBack February 18, 1975: Paul Simon Backs Out Of Duet With Bette Midler

Gastonia Gazette February 18, 1975 Paul Simon., went to the studios in New York to help…

Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become a singer when I was 19.

Fame and money was partly what drove me to leave Hawaii for New York to become…

Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway

[Bette Midler on Sue Mengers who she played on Broadway] Sue even had a friend blowing…

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to see you in a different light.

As an actor you’re supposed to take jobs that will challenge you or force fans to…

In Depth: Ticket troubles

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Hello, Broadway! Hartung debuts in ‘Hello, Dolly!’

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I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern architecture.

“I’m an open-space person. I’m not a believer in sprawl. I don’t particularly care for postmodern…

HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut At Wednesday’s Matinee

Broadway World HELLO, DOLLY! Understudy Linda Mugleston Made Her Dolly Gallagher Levi Debut Yesterday!\ by BWW…

BetteBack February 11, 1975: Bette Midler Slated For Big Broadway Return

Anderson Herald Bulletin February 11, 1975 20-20 News: Bette Midler is set for a “big Broadway…

BetteBack February 8, 1975: What To Expect On The Cher Special

Hillsdale Daily News February 8, 1975 Music: Elton John sings hit version of the Beatle’s song…

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…

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been toward those two things, with romance and family and friends and all other human contact simply tributaries of what is the great stream of my life: my work.” – Bette Midler

“I like art and I like work. And the whole thrust of my life has been…

BetteBack February 4, 1975: Continental Baths Catch On Fire

Gastonia Gazette February 4, 1975 Frozen Fruits – Hundreds of towel clutching gay men fled into…

When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star

New York Times When You Switch Up on a (Broadway) Star By BEN BRANTLEY and JESSE…

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall” – Bette Midler

“I’m pretty gutsy, but I’m intimidated by tremendous accomplishment… and by people who are very tall”…

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram January 24, 1975 Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot…

“Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some Ideas for the Tony Awards

HuffPost “Shut That Crap Off!”: Why Awards Show Acceptance Speeches Suck . . . and Some…

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler

“I’m as confident as Cleopatra’s pussy.” — Bette Midler

“Me, I’m just a hack. I’m just a schlepper. I just do what I can do.” –Bette Midler

“Me, I’m just a hack. I’m just a schlepper. I just do what I can do.”…

Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office

Deadline Hollywood Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office by…

Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win

NewNowNext Carol Channing, The Original “Dolly,” Praises Bette Midler’s Tony Win “She has done us all…

Bette Midler and Her Husband Martin Von Haselberg Almost Called It Quits — Find out What Saved Their Marriage!

Closer Bette Midler and Her Husband Martin Von Haselberg Almost Called It Quits — Find out…

Bette Midler Hosts the New York Restoration Project’s 16th Annual Spring Picnic

Vogue Bette Midler Hosts the New York Restoration Project’s 16th Annual Spring Picnic Maria Ward’s picture…

Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office

Deadline Oh, Donna! ‘Dolly’s Double Divas Drive 8-Show Week To $2.3M: Broadway Box Office by Jeremy…

Goodbye, Dolly: Tony Winner Bette Midler Taking Her First Two Week Vacation

Showbiz 411 Goodbye, Dolly: Tony Winner Bette Midler Taking Her First Two Week Vacation by Roger…

It’s dangerous to read reviews – the good ones or the bad ones.

It’s dangerous to read reviews – the good ones or the bad ones. I was crippled…

HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History

Broadway World HELLO, DOLLY! Beats Its Own Record For Highest Gross In Shubert Organization History by…

I think that people should never stop working no matter how old they are. I think there should be no such thing as retirement.

I think that people should never stop working no matter how old they are. I think…

Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus Memes

W Bette Midler Has the Best Twitter, Complete with Trump Jokes, Kardashian Jabs and Hocus Pocus…

People have said nice things about me and incredibly nasty things about me, it’s hard for me – I won’t say it isn’t. But in this business, you can’t play it safe.

People have said nice things about me and incredibly nasty things about me, it’s hard for…

Bette Midler and More at the Tony Awards “Disco Dolly!” After-Party at the Carlyle

Vogue Bette Midler and More at the Tony Awards “Disco Dolly!” After-Party at the Carlyle JUNE…

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and decided I wouldn’t let them tell me what personality to have

I became more sure of myself as a person when I took the anti-advertising stand and…

We’re all divine, but I was the only one who had the nerve to call myself that. And I thought of it first. So there! – Bette Midler

We’re all divine, but I was the only one who had the nerve to call myself…

Tony Awards: Good (Acceptance speeches), bad (Rachel Bloom) and ugly (Midler v. Orchestra)

Golden Derby Tony Awards: Good (Acceptance speeches), bad (Rachel Bloom) and ugly (Midler v. Orchestra) By…

Tonys: Bette Midler’s Speech (Continued), Ben Platt’s Advice and More Things You Didn’t See on TV

Hollywood Reporter Tonys: Bette Midler’s Speech (Continued), Ben Platt’s Advice and More Things You Didn’t See…

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress:

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress: “I hope I don’t cry,” Midler said,…

We’d Like to Propose a Toast… Play Our 2017 Tony Awards Drinking Game

Broadway World We’d Like to Propose a Toast… Play Our 2017 Tony Awards Drinking Game By…

Tony Awards 2017: Kevin Spacey, ‘Great Comet,’ Bette Midler, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ and, of course, Donald Trump

New York Daily News Tony Awards 2017: Kevin Spacey, ‘Great Comet,’ Bette Midler, ‘Dear Evan Hansen’…

Hello, Bette! Midler stands out in boldly colored headscarf at the Outer Critic’s Circle Awards

Daily Mail Hello, Bette! Midler stands out in boldly colored headscarf as she picks up award…

2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Full list of winners led by ‘Come From Away,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’

Golden Derby 2017 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Full list of winners led by ‘Come From Away,’…

Bette Midler – Soph Jokes – In The Mood – Parkinson Show – 1979

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Beast Of Burden – Bette Midler-Solid Gold 1984

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‘Hello, Dolly!’ Dominates 2017 Drama Desk Nominations (Full List)

Variety ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Dominates 2017 Drama Desk Nominations (Full List) By Gordon Cox APRIL 27, 2017…

Bette Midler On Ideas To Pump Up Her TV Ratings:

Bette Midler On Ideas To Pump Up Her TV Ratings: “Wouldn’t it be great if we…

2012 – Bette Midler & Billy Crystal – Nightline

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BetteBack December 12, 1998: Bette And Cher Show Up At The Billboard Music Awards

Indiana Gazette December 12, 1998 Bette Midler and Cher were quite something at the Billboard Music…

Bette Midler On What Bette Midler Wants To Accomplish:

Bette Midler On What Bette Midler Wants To Accomplish:”I want to do it all. Everything” She…

BetteBack February 4, 1998: Casting The President Bill Clinton Scandal

The News Sun February 4, 1998 When last we glanced at the continuing soap opera, White…

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…