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Friday, September 29, 2017

On material for Bette Of Roses:Â “Material opened up to me that wasn’t there before because I couldn’t hit the notes. Now I can,” she says, beaming.

On material for Bette Of Roses:Â “Material opened up to me that wasn’t there before because I couldn’t hit the notes. Now I can,” she says, beaming. “The songs with the wider range came to me and they had never come to me before. And since I could sing them, I did sing them.” – Bette Midler Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people sitting and indoor
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bette Midler Backstage at Hello Dolly with former Harlette Kamilah Marshall

Bette Midler Backstage at Hello Dolly with former Harlette Kamilah Marshall Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, hat and closeup
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress As The Music Tried To Play Her Off The Stage: “Shut that crap off!”

Bette Midler Accepting Her 2017 Tony For Best Actress As The Music Tried To Play Her Off The Stage: “Shut that crap off!” (2017) Image may contain: 1 person, night and closeup
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Monday, September 18, 2017

Harry Dean Stanton Feuded With Bette Midler On The Rose

wu1ftc0 Stanton played a small role in the 1979 filmThe Rose” as a famed singer whose work is idolized by the title character played by Bette Midler. His character insults The Rose and asks her not to perform his songs. Stanton perhaps took the role a little bit to an extreme and began insulting Midler. On the recent Criterion Collection reissue of the film, Midler waxes fondly about all the cast, but still seems comically resentful of Stanton; she did, after all, once have a production company called “We Hold a Grudge Productions.” (Gold Derhy)
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The Top Five Bette Midler Movie Roles of Her Career

TV Over Mins The Top Five Bette Midler Movie Roles of Her Career By Nat Berman September 17, 2017 Bette Midler is a famous American actress, singer, film producer, songwriter, and comedian. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. Her career as a singer and performer began in the 1960s but it wasn’t until the 1970s that she became more prominent in the public eye when she built a core following and began releasing studio albums. In 1979, she made her motion picture debut in ‘The Rose’, for which she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress. Throughout her career, she has had roles in 30 feature films and has released 14 studio albums. Here are five of the top movie roles in Bette Midler’s career. 1. The Rose Bette Midler played the lead role of Mary Rose Foster in this 1979 drama movie. The film also starred Alan Bates, Harry Dean Stanton, Frederic Forest, David Keith, and Barry Primus. It is loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin and was directed by Mark Rydell. The movie originally went by the name of ‘Pearl’ as this was Joplin’s nickname. Bette Midler performed the soundtrack for this film and one of her biggest hits was the title track. ‘The Rose’ was nominated for four Academy Awards. 2. The First Wives Club Midler is known both for playing the role of strong women and also for comedic talent. Both were evident in this 1996 comedy film about three women who get revenge on their lying and cheating ex-husbands. It is based on a book by Olivia Goldsmith and the two other leading women in the movie are played by Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. The ex-husbands are played by Victor Garber, Stephen Collins, and Dan Hedaya. ‘The First Wives Club’ was a surprise box office hit as it grossed over $181 million worldwide. 3. Ruthless People ‘Ruthless People’ is a black comedy that was released in 1986 and was written by Dale Launer. The movie was co-directed by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and Jim Abrahams. It is about a couple who kidnap the wife of their ex-boss in revenge and then attempt to extort money from him. Midler plays Barbara Stone with Danny DeVito in the role of her husband, Sam Stone. Others starring in this movie include Judge Reinhold, Anita Morris, and Helen Slater. It was a commercial success and grossed $71.6 million at the worldwide box office. 4. Big Business For her role in this movie, Bette Midler won the American Comedy Award for the Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture. This 1998 comedy was directed by Jim Abrahams and co-written by Dori Pierson and Marc Reid Rubel. It is about two sets of twins who are mismatched at birth and then reunited. The screenplay was loosely based on William Shakespeare’s ‘A Comedy of Errors’. Bette Midler played Sadie Shelton and Sadie Ratliff and Lily Tomlin played Rose Ratliff and Rose Shelton. 5. Hocus Pocus Midler plays Winifred ‘Winnie’ Sanderson in this 1993 comedy horror fantasy film. She is the oldest of three witches who are sisters, with Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker playing the younger two sisters. The three witches are accidentally resurrected by a teenage boy. The story is based on a book by Mick Garris and David Kirschner and adapted into a screenplay by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert. It was directed by Kenny Ortega. Although it was not initially a success, either critically or commercially, it has since become a cult movie. Midler was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress.
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Saturday, September 9, 2017

(On For The Boys): “I loved the music, so I felt the movie had a shot

(On For The Boys): “I loved the music, so I felt the movie had a shot I felt strongly, too, about the idea of raising a child you’re absolutely crazy about, and to lose that child to a war you don’t understand as I do with my son in the film And I believed in the two characters (hers and Caan’s) ” (1991) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup
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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 Bette Midler Q. – I was told that Bette Midler is going to appear on TV as a regular on a show without singing. Is this possible?  P.B., Bridgeport, Conn. A. – It’s possible, but it’s not about to happen. Bette Midler has not signed to star in a straight non – musical TV series. However, she is a capable actress and would probably do well playing an offbeat character in a TV series. Bette’s current plans do not involve TV … she is readying a Broadway revue in which she will star.

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    (On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play.

    (On finding good original material for movies): People these days cannot write from scratch. They can adapt a novel or a play. They can even create something from a newspaper clipping. But when it comes to sitting down with no previous source material and saying these are the characters, let’s find a home for them well they can’t do it. (1991) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, closeup
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    Thursday, September 7, 2017

    The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m seven feet tall (1991)

    The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m seven feet tall (1991) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 1 person, standing and on stage
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    (On For The Boys): I just have my fingers crossed. I do hope this attracts more than one kind of audience.

    (On For The Boys): I just have my fingers crossed. I do hope this attracts more than one kind of audience. I hope I get them in out of curiosity, because I know they/ll leave feeling more than satisfied. In fact, I think they/ll be thrilled. (1991) – Bette Midler Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling
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