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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

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May 14, 1975

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“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.

Hence the revue’s name.

FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control — singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger — no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?” Read More

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Bette Midler – First time singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on Johnny Carson

Bette Midler – First time singing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on Johnny Carson

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Bette Midler: A little Divine Intervention would come in handy about right now!

Bette Midler: A little Divine Intervention would come in handy about right now!

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned.

On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned. I just get up in the morning and do.it. I never wake up and say, ‘Oh my God, this is so hard!’ Oh no no no, that’s not me. At this point in my life, I feel I can do ANYTHING.” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Monday, December 4, 2017

“Everything passes and everything changes.

“Everything passes and everything changes. My thing is to encourage people to be interested in more than just what they hear on the radio. After all, the older you get, the less you want to have missed out on.” (1991, Chicago Sun Times) – Bette Midler

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Bette Midler Gets Emotional During Surprise Birthday Party On Broadway

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Bette Midler Gets Emotional During Surprise Birthday Party On Broadway
December 1, 2017

Bette Midler emotional as gets surprise birthday cake on Broadway where she’s appearing in Hello, Dolly. The 72-year-old said she was touched by the gesture and happy she’s brought laughter for 50 years in career.

Fifty years, four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys, two Tony Awards and tons of record-breaking performances since she hit the scene, the “Divine Miss M” is still going strong. Read More

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound

Midler on Radio’s Limited Sound: “But I have to say I’m not all that crazy about what’s going on in the pop world today. I do try, and I’m very grateful for the ballads. People love to hear me sing them and I love to do them. But the radio only plays a certain sound and that’s too bad because my interest in music is so wide-ranging.” (1991, Chicago Sun Times) – Bette Midler

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Midler on playing characters:

Midler on playing characters: “Those kinds of characters that are larger than life — driven, overbearing — those kinds of characters don’t come along very often. Even in the theater. And since good parts are at a premium, I’m no fool — I want to play as many of them as I possibly can. Every actress who calls herself an actress wants in her heart to play Lady Macbeth. And every musical-comedy person wants to play Mama Rose.” (1993, Hartford Courant) – Bette Midler

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973

On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973: “All these articles? I ignore them. It just goes in one ear and out the other. Occasionally I keep articles for when I’m 80, by which time my life will have deteriorated to nothing. (New Musical Express 1973) – Bette Midler

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

On Retiring: I might stop at some point.

On Retiring: ?I might stop at some point. I m coming to the end of the line. I have to admit it. When you have more of the road behind you than ahead, it becomes a very focusing thing. You start thinking about the world. I ve never been to Africa or South America. I ve never seen a rhinoceros. I m not saying that entertainment is a childish thing but, in time, you do grow up. I ve achieved my childhood dream. Now the dream is just about over. I m still alive, still vibrant. I d like to see what other dreams I can come up with. (2014) – Bette Midler Read More

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