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Saturday, June 16, 2018

God, This Is So Frustating & I Can’t Understand In The Morning LOL – The Triple Crown of Acting. That’s when a performer manages the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony for acting. To date only 24* actors have accomplished this

The Film Experience
List-Mania: Glenda Jackson & Lots of Triple-Crown Acting Trivia
Tuesday, June 12, 20
By Nathaniel R.

Bette Midler, Barbra Hershey, Beaches, Lounges

Since I’m on record as being annoyed that all anyone cares about is the EGOT it’s time to celebrate our preferred obsession: The Triple Crown of Acting. That’s when a performer manages the Emmy, Oscar, and Tony for acting. To date only 24* actors have accomplished this, with Glenda Jackson being the most recent recipient as of this past Sunday night at the Tony Awards. Triple Crowns have become much more commonplace in the 21st century since actors move much more fluidly through the three mediums than they did in before the turn of the century. TV has totally lost its stigma for movie stars and Broadway is more welcome to very short runs freeing major stars up to continue with their movie and TV careers without as much scheduling trauma. A TRUCKLOAD OF TRIVIA AFTER THE JUMP… Read More

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Monday, February 13, 2017

BetteBack March 3, 1974: Miss M Wins Her First Grammy

Wichita Falls Times
March 3, 1974

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -â–  “Killing Me Softly’ With His Song,” a ballad about the emotional impact of music, .was named record of the year Saturday night at the 16th annual Grammy Awards, giving singer Roberta Flack her second such honor in two years.

“T d like to thank the world,” said Miss Flack, spreading her arms wide. She also accepted a golden statuette for best female pop performance, also a repeat award for her. Miss Flack thanked ’ erm s expiring her record company “for having the good sense to sign me.” Read More

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

BetteBack January 18, 1974: 1974 Grammy Nominations Announced – Bette Up For Three

Delaware County Daily Times
January 18, 1974

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —Singer and composer Stevie Wonder has received six nominations in the 16th annual Grammy awards preliminaries, the most ever given to a recording artist.

The blind musician was nominated four times as a performer and twice as a composer.

His song “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” was among nve nominees tor 1973 record of the year, and his album “Innervisions” was nominated for album of the year.

Winners in the recording industry competition will be announced in a televised awards presentation on March 2. Read More

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

BetteBack February 28, 1996: Bette Midler Would Be The Perfect Host For The Grammys

Elyria Chronicle Telegram
February 28, 1996

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The night may belong to those in the music world, but a comedy star will be presiding over it again.

Ellen DeGeneres will serve as host of the 38th annual Grammy Awards, as CBS televises the ceremony tonight from Los Angeles’ Shnne Auditorium.

Among the scheduled performers are Mariah Carey and Boyz n Men (rendering their Grammynominated collaboration “One Sweet Day”), as well as fellow nominees Mariah Carey, Hootie & the Blowfish, Alanis Morissette and TLC. Presenters are slated to include Tim Alien, Gloria Estefan, Chris Isaak, “Friends” regular Lisa Kudrow and Vanessa Williams. Read More

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

2001 – BETTE MIDLER & Stevie Wonder – Grammy Award 2001

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Bette Wins Record Of The Year ~ Wind Beneath My Wings ~ Grammy Awards

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

BetteBack February 26, 1995: A Look At Grammy’s Best New Artist’s Past

Burlington Hawk Eye
February 26, 1995

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Whatever happened to …

In the Grammy world, there are big categories (Record of the Year), strange categories (Best Polka Album) and extinct categories (Best Disco Recording).

And then there are the fun ones like Best New Artist, home to some of the more interesting names over the Grammys’ ears. From the legendary (The Beatles ’64, Bette Midler ’73) to the luckless (Bobbie Gentry ’67, Rickie Lee Jones ’79) to the “why?!” (Starland Vocal Band ’76,
Debby Boone ’77), best new artists have come in all shapes and styles. Read More

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Bette Midler – From A Distance – The Grammy Awards – 1991

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Bette Midler – Grammy’s 1974

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album:

Bette Midler On Being Nominated Against Rosemary Clooney For Her Tribute Album: “I’m mortified. I’d really like Rosemary to win that Grammy. I can’t believe I’m up against her. I’m going to look into withdrawing. I just think it’s bad form if I won. You know, she never won a Grammy.” (Rome News-Tribune – Jan 20, 2004)

Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty's photo.
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