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BetteBack March 3, 1975: Is Bette Midler going to appear on TV as a regular on a show without singing?

News Journal Mansfield March 3, 1975 Q. – I was told that Bette Midler is going to appear on TV…

(When you were growing up, did you ever steal anything?) “I had no money. I had absolutely nothing. I got a quarter a week for allowance.

(When you were growing up, did you ever steal anything?) “I had no money. I had absolutely nothing. I got…

(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 it. I give a…

(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 bitch. And it’s years…

(On whether she’d rather sing or act) “Singing. No question

(On whether she’d rather sing or act) “Singing. No question. I’d much rather sing. I have to work on my…

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 do it by myself.…

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 whole thing, after all,…

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 timing, and the way…

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 character will get you.…

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 decided I wouldn’t let…

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 anyone who doesn’t want…

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

Vulture Asks: What Are the Best Revenge Movies?

Vulture Vulture Asks: What Are the Best Revenge Movies? By Vulture Editors August 7, 2017 Perhaps you’ve just been betrayed…

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 do it. – Bette…

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 and the fact that…

Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing

The Stage Mark Shenton: Broadway’s reliance on star power is proving its undoing by Mark Shenton – Aug 2, 2017…

Bette Midler on “Misery”

[Bette Midler on “Misery”] I turned that down because I didn’t want to saw off someone’s foot, even though the…

As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”.

As Joan Crawford once said, “I’ll show ya a pair of Golden Globes!”. – Bette Midler

Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton’s ‘First Wives Club’ Reunion Is Dead

Too Fab Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton’s ‘First Wives Club’ Reunion Is Dead By TooFab Staff | May…

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club:

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club: “There are a lot of angry women around, and they were rooting for…

BetteBack May 4, 1974: The Greatest Story Overtold

Bradford Era May 4, 1974 P a tric ia L a n ig a n of E Meadow. N Y.,…

BetteBack March 14, 1999: Bette Midler Chairs ‘Rude Entertainment’ Benefit For Paul Rudnick

Daily Advocate March 14, 1999 Bette Midler, Paul Rudnick, Nathan Lane, Isn’t She Great Related articles 2000 – Isn’t She…

Bette Midler On Her Show Biz Longevity:

Bette Midler On Her Show Biz Longevity: “It didn’t start out as that at all,” she confesses. “In fact, Goldie,…

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club:

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club: “Of course, I wanted to play Goldie’s part.” she says. “Dressing up in…

BetteBack February 14, 1998: Bette Midler To Appear In BBC Doc Series On The Oscars

Birmingham Evening Mail February 14, 1998 THE ENTERTAINMENT BIZ: OSCAR DAY/OSCAR NIGHT (Tomorrow, BBC2, 9.30pm) THIS new series about the…

BetteBack August 3, 1997: Is Bette Planning To Make ‘Show Business Kills’?

Santa Ana Orange County August 3, 1997 Q: l loved Bette Midler in “The First Wives Club. Is it true…

BetteBack July 7, 1997: There Will Be No Sequel To ‘First Wives Club’

Santa Ana Orange County Register July 7, 1997 Remember when “First Wives Club” opened with a smash and geoerated all…

Bette Midler On Why Bette Midler Started With The Adopt A Highway Program:

Bette Midler On Why Bette Midler Started With The Adopt A Highway Program: “I started with the Adopt A Highway…

BetteBack June 9, 1997: New Fox talk show host Ruby Wax gets comfortable with guests

New Castle News June 9, 1997 Kissy red lips practically pressed to the screen, body bent low in a puppy-dog…

BetteBack June 9, 1997: Bette Midler Hits The Ruby Wax Show

Daily Herald Suburban June 9, 1997 “The Ruby Wax Show” has a distinctly British feel. It’s a lark, as Wax…