BootLeg Betty

(On what she does with her money) “Not a goddamn thing. I don’t do anything with it.

(On what she does with her money) “Not a goddamn thing. I don’t do anything with…

(On being a director) “To tell you the truth, I’m no dummy. Directing is just a bitch. And it’s years out of your life.

(On being a director) “To tell you the truth, I’m no dummy. Directing is just a…

(On Sally Field) “She’s very smart. She’s doing exactly what she wants to do.

(On Sally Field) “She’s very smart. She’s doing exactly what she wants to do. It took…

Midler on her husband Martin and daughter, Sophie:“Raising my daughter was my greatest accomplishment.

Midler on her husband Martin and daughter, Sophie:“Raising my daughter was my greatest accomplishment. I didn’t…

You know, I like people to make me laugh. It’s the only way to survive.

You know, I like people to make me laugh. It’s the only way to survive. The…

The work means too much to me. You know, the construction of the performance, and the timing, and the way it looks, and the way it sounds, and all that stuff.

The work means too much to me. You know, the construction of the performance, and the…

If you let your character define your personality instead of keeping your true self separate, your character will get you. – Bette Midler

If you let your character define your personality instead of keeping your true self separate, your…

Aubrey Plaza (A BetteHead) on the Popularity Contest of Social Media, Her Dream Project with Bette Midler, and ‘Ingrid Goes West’

The Film Stage Aubrey Plaza (A BetteHead) on the Popularity Contest of Social Media, Her Dream…

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…

Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty

“Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards…

Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Who should play the Tony-winning part next?

Golden Derby Bette Midler in ‘Hello, Dolly!’: Who should play the Tony-winning part next? By Jeffrey…

Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction. – Bette Midler

[observation, 2015] Don’t I look fabulous? I’m a triumph of science and fiction. – Bette Midler

If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to do it. – Bette Midler

If you wants something done, you’d better do it yourself – or ask another woman to…

I think I’ve been really lucky because my gay crowd had followed me to the limit and the fact that they are so vocal and so full of joy each time they see me, I think that’s a very infectious energy in the audience at my shows.

I think I’ve been really lucky because my gay crowd had followed me to the limit…

I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore…

“I thought I would be an actorrrr. I thought I’d be Ethel Barrymore. I didn’t know…

BetteBack August 16, 1991: Bruce Vilanch Goes It Alone

Daily Herald Suburban Chicago August 16, 1991 Bruce Vilanch, the so-called “Comedian for the Stars” who…

BetteBack June 7, 1990: Bette Midler Wins Best Actress In US Poll

Santa Fe New Mexican June 7, 1990 Arsenio on top .. . Move over, Johnny and…

BetteBack November 26, 1986: Midler To Be Honored By American Cinematheque

Logansport Pharos Tribune November 26, 1986 HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Bette Midler has been chosen by the…

BetteBack January 28, 1986: ‘You mean I won’t live forever?’

Bette Midler in the fast track Bette Midler interviews are funny, witty, stimulating. By David Hinckley…

Les Miserables Was Not The Only Film To Utilize Live Singing…Let’s Squash That Myth Now

The Huffington Post Oscar’s Musical Hypocrisy — Why Awards Show’s Emphasis Is Misplaced Dan Mirvish Director,…

Bette Mider And Billy Crystal Talk Comedy, Oscars….

CNN Billy Crystal and Bette Midler talk comedy, ‘Parental Guidance’ December 21st, 2012 Billy Crystal and…

Bette Midler And Billy Crystal: The Oscar Experience

USA Today When Bette and Billy met Oscar …. By Susan Wloszczyna Dec 9, 2012 Midler…

BetteBack February 19, 1986: Mud Will Be Thrown Tonight Interview

Orlando Sentinel The Elusive Bette Midler Pop’s Reigning Clown Princess Keeps Them Guessing By David Hinckley,…

Bette Midler Receives The Doris Freedman Award (Photos)

Bette Midler was honored in New York City today for her efforts to help improve the…

BetteBack August 23, 1993: The Divine Miss Gypsy – Bette Midler

Syracuse Post Standard Divine Miss Gypsy By Tom Shales August 23, 1993 WASHINGTON — Bette Midler…

BetteBack August 7, 1993: Bette Midler Options Stories Of Lainie Kazan And Florence Greenberg For Big Screen

Indiana Gazette Scoop Liz Smith August 7, 1993 “It’s a hard life. It is a very…

BetteBack March 28, 1993: Women Talk Back At Hollywood And Roles

New York Times March 28, 1993 FILM FILM; As the Academy Hails Women, Women Talk Back…

Music Stars Who Became Movie Stars

The Daily Herald 5 music stars who became movie stars January 15, 2012 LOS ANGELES —…

The Orange County Register Friday, February 6, 198 Bette Midler ‘marries’ Disney in old-system three-film deal…

BetteBack November 1986: Bette To Be Honored At 2nd Annual American Cinematheque Benefit

Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana Entertainment Shorts Wednesday, November 26, 1986 MIDLER HONOR HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Bette Midler…

Jeff Simon: Crystal, Vilanch – A List; Bette Midler – C List Wha?

Buffalo News Murphy bows out, Crystal steps up, but what if Oscar needs another host? By…

E OnLine Brett Ratner Quits as Oscar Show Producer Today 4:17 PM PST by MARC MALKIN Brett…

Is Bruce Vilanch Really Shut Out Of Next Years Oscars?

The Advocate Bruce Vilanch Not Writing Oscars for Brett Ratner By Jeremy Kinser Veteran comic Bruce…

Romancing The Woods

Saugerties Times Arcadian appointments by JENNIFER FARLEY on Sep 11, 2011 • 5:04 pm There’s no…

Justin Timberlake Enters The Rare Pantheon of Singer Turned Movie Star

The Wall Street Journal Is Justin Timberlake Really a Movie Star? JULY 24, 2011, 10:30 AM…

BetteBack: Bette Midler in the fast track – 1986

Winnipeg Free Press By David Hinckley New York Daily News Tuesday, J a n u a…

Driving Miss Daisy???

Mister D: This came from SideSplitter.com on roles Eddie Murphy turned Down: The role: Hoke Colburn…