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Happy Earth Day: This Post Includes The Whole “Earth Day Special” Starring Bette Midler And A Cast Of 100’s – April 22, 1990

New York Times A cynic’s field guide to Earth Day. Weekend Reader for Sunday, April 22.…

The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017

New York Times The Top 10 Plays and Musicals of 2017 By EBEN SHAPIRO December 6,…

Bette And Bruce Springsteen Are The King And Queen Of Broadway

New Yoek Times Top-dollar theatre boom on Broadway is born in the USA By James Dean,…

On The People In The Hollywood Industry: “Everybody {in the industry} is having a rough time because the people in charge are not so sure what stories they want to tell and they don’t really know anything about stories.

On The People In The Hollywood Industry: “Everybody {in the industry} is having a rough time…

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and said what he had to say.

On AIDS Circa 1991: “I think it’s a wonderful thing that Magic Johnson came out and…

On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures

On Women in general: I think women are just the greatest creatures. “They instinctively understand everything.…

On the meaning of “For The Boys” to her:“The movie is really an examination of the way men feel about war and the way women feel about war.

On the meaning of “For The Boys” to her:“The movie is really an examination of the…

I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to be able to call the birds if she wants to.

“I want Sophie digging in the yard. I want my child to love the earth, to…

We have compost heaps scattered around our teeny weeny little Green Acres.

“We have compost heaps scattered around our teeny weeny little Green Acres. I am a compost…

“I’m a girdle girl!” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

“I’m a girdle girl!” (The Washington Post, 1991) – Bette Midler

Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid

The Stage Mark Shenton: Why is my theatre ticket so expensive? It’s the economics, stupid By…

Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson – Dynamic Pricing

New York Times Broadway Tickets, for the Price of an Economics Lesson Common Sense By JAMES…

Bette Midler didn’t perform at the Tonys

Entertainment Weekly Bette Midler didn’t perform at the Tonys ISABELLA BIEDENHARN POSTED ON JUNE 11 While…

BetteBack October 20, 1974: Rex Reed On Bette Midler

Independent Press Telegram October 20, 1974 Rex Reed has had his share of difficult and embarrasing…

The Hats That Crowned Broadway

The New York Times The Hats That Crowned Broadway By ERIK PIEPENBURG Photographs by TONY CENICOLA…

1988 – The Making Of Beaches – Flix – Bette Midler

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First Listen: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ New Broadway Cast Recording (Audio)

NPR First Listen: ‘Hello, Dolly!‘ New Broadway Cast Recording By LINDA HOLMES May 8, 2017 The…

Bette Midler ‘knocks em dead’ in new role

Starts At 60 Bette Midler ‘knocks em dead’ in new role 22 Apr 2017 Bette Midler…

New York City Mayor Honors Bette Midler With April 21 ‘Dolly Day’

Playbill New York City Mayor Honors Bette Midler With April 21 ‘Dolly Day’ Proclamation BY ADAM…

BetteBack September 30, 1974: Bette Midler To Roast Johnny Carson At Charity Dinner

Anderson Herald Bulletin September 30, 1974 Anybody surprised that Bob Hope will be emcee at the…

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Bette Midler Makes Number One On Worst Dressed List

Appleton Post Crescent September 4, 1974 Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell‘s list…

Bette Midler Slams Fox Viewers in Tweet About Bill O’Reilly: ‘No Morality At All’

Mediaite Bette Midler Slams Fox Viewers in Tweet About Bill O’Reilly: ‘No Morality At All’ by…

1995 – Oklahoma – Tribute To Joe Layton – Bette Midler

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BetteBack June 16, 1974: Rex Reed’s ‘People Are Crazy Here’

Suburbanite Economist June 16, 1974 Rex Reed, that international critic, has just written a book called…

Bette Midler On Her Life’s Dream:

Bette Midler On Her Life’s Dream: “I don’t really mean to sound pompous, but I always…

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club:

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club: “There are a lot of angry women out there,…

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling:

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling: “But you never know if it’s going to be a…

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling:

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling: “Leslie Dixon wrote this for me. We both wanted to…

Bette Midler On Disappointment At Age 51:

Bette Midler On Disappointment At Age 51: “When I was very young and (disappointment) happened to…

Bette Midler On Her Parents:

Bette Midler On Her Parents: “Both my parents are very strong. There’s nothing wishy-washy about them.…

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home:

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home: “There was a hole in my bed and…

BetteBack November 13, 1998: Bette Talks About Sex

Cedars Rapid Gazette November 13, 1998 The New York Post’s Lisa Robinson checks Bette Midler‘s attitude…

Collected Reviews Of ‘Beaches’ Remake In One Place!

Read reviews below: AV Club (Katie Rife) Boston Globe (Matthew Gilbert) CNN.con (Brian Lowry) Entertainment Weekly…

BetteBack August 29, 1973: Music’s Female Alice Cooper Delights Onstage But Hits Sour Note Backstage

Alton Telegraph August 29, 1973 Bette Midler, music’s female Alice Cooper, brought her outrageous show to…

8 of the Nastiest Disses Against the Kardashians

Yahoo Celebrity 8 of the Nastiest Disses Against the Kardashians December 22, 2016 The Kardashian-Jenners are…

BetteBack February 13, 1974: Bette Midler Seeks To Change Her Image

Bluefield Daily Telegraph February 13, 1974 Bette Midler, self-described “last of the truly tacky entertainers,” wants…

Deconstructing Bette Midler

Playbill Deconstructing Bette Midler BY SETH RUDETSKY DEC 05, 2016 Speaking of Dolly, the lady playing…

BetteBack February 23, 1998: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award 1998

The Columbian February 23, 1998 David Hyde Pierce, who plays the psychiatrist brother Niles on television’s…

BetteBack February 15, 1998: Bette Midler Mulls Over Role Of Jackie Susann

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) February 15, 1998 VALLEY OF MIDLER? In what may set a…

BetteBack November 28, 1997: How Madonna And Bette Let Rosie Down :-(

Syracuse Herald Journal November 28, 1997 Madonna put out pal Rosie O’Donnell by granting her first…

BetteBack September 16, 1997: Bette Midler On Princess Diana’s Death

Syracuse Herald September 16, 1997 Midler on Princess Diana: Bette Midler was asked how she felt…

BetteBack January 30, 1974: Bette Midler And Paul Simon Rebuffed At Restaurant

Bucks County Courier January 30, 1974 Bette Midler and Paul Simon (formerly of Simon and Garfunkel)…

New York Times rejects ‘Hello, Dolly!’ ad that declared ‘It Takes a Woman’

Politico New York Times rejects ‘Hello, Dolly!‘ ad that declared ‘It Takes a Woman’ By HADAS…

Adele’s Heroes are Beyonce, Bette Midler and Stevie Nicks

Showbiz 411 Adele’s Favorite Singers are Beyonce, Bette Midler and Stevie Nicks, She’s Also Terrified of…

Bette Midler On Putting New Song Material In Shows:

Bette Midler On Putting New Song Material In Shows: “I’m nervous about putting new songs in,…

BetteBack December 11, 1973: Gosh, it’s Little Orphan Annie! Just when we need her!

New York Times December 11, 1973 The nation was in sore need of comic relief last…

Outrage Twitter, and the end of the benefit of the doubt

Globe & Mail Outrage Twitter, and the end of the benefit of the doubt By BRANDON…

BetteBack February 19, 1973: After A While Bette Is Infectious

The Chicago Tribune February 19, 1973 WELL, I may as well come out with this without…

BetteBack June 1973: Cookin’ With Bette Midler

Modern Hi-Fi & Stereo Guide June 1973 Bette Midler struts around the stage in her spike…

What Makes the Ideal Broadway Show Poster?

Playbill What Makes the Ideal Broadway Show Poster? BY MICHAEL GIOIA JUL 02, 2016 On Broadway:…