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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood

Insider 28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood Desiree O, Brit + Co Jul. 27, 2018, 4:46 PM ...  Read More

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: 1994 – Roses’s Turn – The Emmy’s

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News April 26, 1974 83368860 Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion. Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Liza Minnelli gave us a great line: I don’t know if I’ve got a lucky star but I’ve got Fred Ebb,’ referring to her song writer. Bette Midler in the Wilson Poll won the title of Girl Most In Need of Bra and Least Likely to Get One. The Tony Shows are better and richer than the Oscars. Cohen has done more for the theater than anybody since that soundalike Cohan ‘George M. Quotable Quotes: The Roxy BetteBack September 23, 1990: Bette Midler Wears Luxurious Reptile Accessories In Style: Happy 70th Birthday to Bette Midler! See 11 of Her Funniest Instagram Moments! | BootLeg Betty On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza: | BootLeg Betty

BetteBack April 11, 1992: Liz Smith – All Other Divas Sit Down…Bette Midler Signs On To Gypsy | BootLeg Betty ...  Read More

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Monday, February 29, 2016

BetteBack December 28, 1993: Memorable Moments From Television 1993

Syracuse Post Standard December 28, 1993 2444081,kbAjQ2AVf2rYpUKme42Sv4p5RZ5tEmm90NM5dkbf0Rr7Y6ndrWVt3TSkakTsbdK0YDjzV1xJTYwtQa_3w1eR_w== In a cockeyed channel-surfing world, the memorable TV moments multiply. Cable is everywhere. Fiber optic is coming. We now inhabit an incredibly fragmented TV landscape. So it’s tough to get a consensus on unforgettable. Increasingly, all TV memories are personal. You, for instance, might fixate on scaring televised memories of last spring’s Branch Davidian conflagration in Waco. The merry prankster next to you, however, may prefer to obsess about the time Beavis and Butt-head licked a frog to get high. So here are a few of my personal, most memorable TV things in no particular order Maya Angelou’s endless, droning swamp of free verse at the Clinton inaugural. It was an eerie echo of Robert Frost at JFK’s 1960 swearing-in. A rose is a rose is a rose. And leaden, portentous poetry is still leaden, portentous poetry. Roseanne and Dan Conner smoke dope. “Roseanne” became TV’s most interesting — and honest — family comedy series in years by taking chances and doing the unexpected. This bit of provocative, non-glamorizing reefer madness was absolutely inspired. And very, very funny. David Lettorman instantly slays the late-night dragons. Jay who? Chevy who? Arsenio who? Despite all the endless, 0verwrought network hype and media buzz, ”Late Show With David Letterman” didn’t disappoint. Dave sauntered over to CBS, spiffed up his wardrobe and landed comfortably at 11:30 weeknights in late August with the funniest, coolest and best late-night show since Johnny Carson’s heyday in the late 1960s and early ’70s. Bart Simpson’s giant balloon rips open and deflates during network coverage of Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. A sure sign the pop culture apocalypse is upon us. If there really was a cartoon god, the Garfield balloon would have collapsed. Michael meets Oprah in Neverland. Sorry about this, but snarky hindsight is inescapable. Oprah gushed, Michael dissembled shamelessly. Naturally, ABC’s ratings went through the roof. A master stroke of fawning, satellite-delivered celebrity hooey.

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Friday, March 22, 2013

BetteBack September 18, 1978: Bette Midler Wins Her First Emmy

Altoona Mirror September 18, 1978 5314_0010 PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) – The miniseries “Holocaust” and situation comedy “All in the Family” captured six awards each to lead winners at the 30th Annual Television Academy Emmy Awards presentations Sunday night. But the big winner of the night was President Carter, whose 30-minute nationwide news conference announcing a Middle East peace pre-empted the awards ceremony. CBS already had been grumbling earlier that the television industry’s biggest night of self-congratulation was being sabotaged by the two other networks, who were accused of upstaging the extavaganza with big-draw programs. In opposition to the Emmy program, NBC scheduled “Dumbo” and “King Kong” while ABC debuted its space opera “Battlestar Gaiactica.” Ironically, NBC won 21 Emmys to lie with CBS in the network battle of the awards. ABC, which led in the Nielson ratings lor the 1977-78 season, was third with 19 and PBS won seven Emmys. Carter’s half-hour bite into the telecast lengthened the Emmys show to more than four long hours. During President Carter’s news conference, carried on monitors Inside the huge Pasadena Civic Auditorium, most of the 2,900 spectators and celebrities left their seats for a cigarette break outside. “Holocaust,” the minseries about Jews caught up in the Nazi atrocities of the 1930s and ’40s, captured the Emmy for outstanding limited series and its stars, Meryl Streep and Michael Moriarty, won for best actress and best actor. The show also won for outstanding director, Marvin Chomsky, best supporting actress, Blanche Baker, and best writing, Gerald Green. “Holocaust” also won two Kraft awards for editing and costume design. The 8-year-old show “All in the Family” won the Emmy for best comedy series. Its stars, Carroll O’Conner, Jean Stapleton and Rob Reiner captured best acting awards and Paul Bogart won for best director. During the show, winner Carrol O’Connor suffered a nose bleed and had to leave the presentations. Old-timer Fred Astaire won the award for outstanding actor in a drama-comedy special for his performance in “A family Upside Down.” Astaire, the only performer to receive a standing ovation during the marathon program, still holds the all-time’record when he got 11 Emmys more than a decade ago for a television special. Joanne Woodward won the Emmy for best actress in a drama-comedy special for her performance in “See How She Runs.” Weekly series winner for best drama was “The Rockford Files,” but honors went to Sada Thompson of “Family” and Edward Asner of “Lou Grant” for best performances In a dramatic series. The children’s special award was won by “Halloween is Grinch Night” and the outstanding comedy-variety-music series award was won by “The Muppets Show.” There were a total of 348 nominations In 75 categories, but only 42 awards were presented. Outstanding special drama-comedy award went to “The Gathering” and best special comedy-variety-music show went to “Bette Midler — 01′ Red Hair is Back.” Winner for best information special was “The Great White Whales.” Rita Moreno won the Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a single performance in “The Rockford Files,” and Barnard Hughes won the best lead actor in a single appearance for “Lou Grant.” Winner for the outstanding classical program in the performing arts was American Ballet Theater’s “Geselle: Live from Lincoln Center.” The special program achievement award went to ‘”The Tonight Show.”
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BetteBack October 14, 1978: Reader Angry At Bette Midler’s Emmy Win

Winnipeg Free Press October 14, 1978 WT_04 Q, • Bette Midler won an Emmy for her special which I thought was awful. Barry Manilow’s special was far more entertaining. I think he was cheated. — H.W. A. — You are entitled to your personal opinion but that doesn’t change a thing — Bette has her Emmy.

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    Tuesday, October 18, 2011


    Beverly Hills, California — October 18, 2011 — Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity estate auction house will auction an extraordinary collection of personal property from the legendary entertainer Bette Midler on Saturday November 12th.

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