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BetteBack October 22, 1975: Liza Disses Bette!

New York Post October 22, 1975 I guess you know there’s a card-carrying, triple-A feud going…

35 of the most iconic movie songs of all time

Mister D: Honestly, if we are being fair, “The Rose” should have made this list, too.…

Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (via Twitter in April)

Classic Movie Hub Sophie Tucker Book Giveaway (via Twitter in April) Posted on April 1, 2018…

Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

Mister D: Ok, I admit that I’m prejudiced, but this list could be whittled down in…

The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category – Bette Midler Proves It In One Segment

The Washington Post The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category By Dan Zak…

Bette Midler On The Rose

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie…

BetteBack April 12, 1974: Tony’s Establish A New Awards Category For Miss M

Star News April 12, 1974 The Tony Awards people have been out of touch with the…

BetteBack April 21, 1974: Bette Midler To Receive A Special Tony Award

Bakersfield Californian April 21, 1974 “A Moon for the Misbegotten,” “Candide.” Peter Cook and Dudley Moore,…

BetteBack April 14, 1974: Rock stars easily refuse big Las Vegas offers

Salina Journal April 14, 1974 Alice Cooper dropped in to see Liza Minnelli perform at the…

BetteBack December 12, 1973: Bette Midler On Singing ‘God Bless The Child’

Corpus Christi Times December 12, 1973 Bette Midler, 27, is a native of Hawaii. She went…

BetteBack December 10, 1973: Bette Midler Worried About First Night Stiffs At The Palace

Middlesboro Daily News December 10, 1973 New York –Bette Midler‘ll haul down about $,100,000 for three…

BetteBack December 7, 1973: Bette Midler – the biggest grosser in the history of the Palace

Madison Wisconsin State December 7, 1973 NEW YORK – Bette Midler will haul down about $300,000…

BetteBack October 21, 1973: Bette Borrows Bugle Boy From Andrews Sisters

Hattiesburg American October 21, 1973 Q: My mother tells me that “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” by…

BetteBack October 8, 1973: It had been a bad few days for Bette Midler

Albuquerque Journal October 8, 1973 By the time Bette Midler began the second half of her…

BetteBack October 4, 1973: Bette Midler – At least we ll be able to say we knew her When

Albuquerque Journal October 4, 1973 They call her Bette (rhymes with fret) Midler She calls herself…

BetteBack March 28, 1973: Bette Midler Hits Oklahoma

Lawton Constitiution March 28, 1973 “The Divine Miss M” played to a near capacity house in…

Bette Midler On The State Of Culture In America:

Bette Midler On The State Of Culture In America: “I’m a true professional. All they (music…

BetteBack January 31, 1974: Three New Singles On Music Scene

Chicago Heights Star January 31, 1974 As regular Beat readers are aware, I don’t usually devote…

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture:

Bette Midler On Lack Of Appreciation For Culture: “There are people who have never heard Gershwin…

BetteBack January 22, 1974: Bette Browses Bookstore

Morris Daily Herald January 22, 1974 J U S T A N O R D IN…

BetteBack December 18, 1973: Bette Midler At The Palace

Mattoon Journal Gazette December 18, 1973 Bette Midler’ll haul down about $300,000 for three weeks of…

BetteBack December 21, 1996: There Are Singers. There Are Performers. Then There’s Bette Midler

Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph December 21, 1996 There are those who sing and those who perform.…

BetteBack September 12, 1973: Bette Midler on a New Tack

Los Angeles Times September 12, 1973 Pardon me, I know you’re probably in a rush this…

BetteBack December 17, 1973: Newsweek – Here Comes Bette!

Newsweek Here Comes Bette! December 17, 1973 By Charles Michener When I’m out there, I work.…

BetteBack September 13, 1972: Bette Midler’s Star Rises Fast

Oakland Tribune September 13, 1972 Bette Midler may be the fastest-rising star to emerge this year.…

GMCLA’s Latest, ‘Bette, Babs & Beyoncé,’ Showcases the Gay Community’s Favorite Chanteuses

Frontier Media GMCLA’s Latest Concert Showcases the Gay Community’s Favorite Chanteuses ‘Bette, Babs & Beyoncé,’ GMCLA’s…

Bette Midler On Adopting New Personas:

Bette Midler On Adopting New Personas: “Even today, I love slipping into a new persona as…

Bette Midler On The Rose:

Bette Midler On The Rose: “It goes along with the martyrs. All the martyrs from Billie…

Bette Midler: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

PPcorn Bette Midler: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1) By PPcorn – Jan 9, 2016…

‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’: An Ode to Seasonal Melancholy

Welcome to The 12 Days of Christmas Songs: an attempt to uncover the forgotten history of…

BetteBack March 26, 1992: Four women have won Best Actress for musicals. Who are they?

Kokomo Tribune March 26, 1992 BETTE MIDLER is nominated for “For the Boys.” Four women have…

On The Road To Making The Sophie Tucker Story With Bette Midler

The Citizen ‘Outrageous’ ode: The little-known Auburn connection of one of vaudeville’s biggest stars September 06,…

BetteBack September 21, 1990: A Fan Wants To Know The Basics Of Bette Midler

Kokomo Tribune September 21, 1990 I am an admirer ofBette Midler and especially loved her role…

‘Sophie Mania’ Returns

The Huffington Post ‘Sophie Mania’ Returns By Katherine Kramer June 30, 2015 I had the rare…

BWW Reviews: A Divine BETTE LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS (Chicago)

Broadway World BWW Reviews: A Divine BETTE LIVE AT THE CONTINENTAL BATHS by Misha Davenport July…

BetteBack February 25, 1990: Bette Midler Admits There Are Two People Inside Her

Galveston Daily News February 25, 1990 Bette Midler admits there are two people inside her. “One’s…

Melissa Manchester returns with new jazz album

News Press Now Melissa Manchester returns with new jazz album Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015 11:55…

BetteBack February 15, 1973: Rolling Stone -The Gold Lamé Dream of Bette Midler

Rolling Stone Magazine The Gold Lamé Dream of Bette Midler What does the ‘last of the…

‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker’: New York Jewish Film Festival Review

The Hollywood Reporter ‘The Outrageous Sophie Tucker’: New York Jewish Film Festival Review 4:49 PM PST…

The 12 Greatest Female Gay Icons of All Time By Michael Musto

Out Magazine The 12 Greatest Female Gay Icons of All Time 8.25.2014 BY MICHAEL MUSTO Who…

Florida Studio Theatre to Celebrate Garland & Midler with SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE,

Broadway World Florida Studio Theatre to Celebrate Garland & Midler with SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE, 8/5-31…

BetteBack January 18, 1980: Midler album strong effort

Santa Fe New Mexican January 18, 1980 By DAVE MARSH Rolling Stone BETTE MIDLER: “Thighs and…

BetteBack November 25, 1979: Midler Film Most Controversial Of The Year

Pacific Stars And Stripes November 25, 1979 HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — By any measure “The Rose,” a…

BetteBack November 17, 1979: Midler reshaped for Rose (Interview)

Winnipeg Free Press November 17, 1979 NEW YORK-Waking up may be the hardest act of Bette…

25 Divas Who Have Been Embraced by Gay Culture

Huffington Post Gay Icons: 25 Divas Who Have Been Embraced by Gay Culture March 31, 2013…

Liz Smith: Bette Mider Should Have Won Oscar For “The Rose”

Telegram Liz Smith March 22, 2013 Out in Los Angeles, critics and audiences are raving about…

BetteBack February 4, 1978: Bette Midler ~ The Judy Garland Of The 70’s

Winnipeg Free Press February 4, 1978 Q. — I hope Bette Midler gets her own TV…

BetteBack December 26, 1977: Bette Midler’s Roxy show year’s best pop concert

Los Angeles Times Bette Midler‘s Roxy show year’s best pop concert By ROBERT HILBURN December 26,…

BetteBack: Bette Enchants Even On A Particularly Bad Night!

Albuquerque Journal Bette Midler Enchants Audience By SCOTT BEAVEN October 8, 1973 By the time Bette…

BetteBack: Bette Shimmy’s And Shakes The Phoenix Symphony Hall ~ October 4, 1973

Phoenix Arizona Republic Miss M shakes the house By Hardy Price October 4, 1973 You’ve all…