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Topic: Bette Midler

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  divastation: bette midler
born on december 1st, 1945, in honolulu, hawaii, bette midler was destined to become star; her parents, fred and ruth midler, named her after actress bette davis, with a slight change in the pronunciation.
bette's singularity did not escape her classmates; the only white, jewish girl, she quickly learned that making her peers laugh was the best was to detract from her differences and escape ridicule.
midler claims that, at the time, she had no idea what was going on in other rooms of the popular gay men's meeting place, insisting that she just performed her act and went on about her business.
www.divastation.com /bette_midler/midler_bio.html   (699 words)

 Bette Midler - Biography - AOL Music
Bette Midler counts singing as only one of her talents; at times, since 1972, when she first came to national recognition, it has seemed to be the least of her talents.
Born in Paterson, NJ, and raised in Hawaii, Midler early on showed an interest in singing and acting, and by the '60s she had moved to New York and gotten a role in the long-running Broadway hit Fiddler on the Roof.
Midler developed a nightclub act that included comedy and singing of a variety of kinds of material, including show tunes, pop hits, and even a takeoff on the Andrews Sisters, and appeared with increasing frequency in New York with her accompanist, Barry Manilow.
music.aol.com /artist/bette-midler/3128/biography   (555 words)

 Bette Midler
Midler brought a small village with her, including seven musicians, seven dancers and her three backup singers, the Harlettes.
Midler also did a woozy turn in a dive-of-the-mind, The Pits, and a big, risque number celebrating bosoms and brassieres with every mammary euphemism known to humanity.
But Midler radiated so much charisma and had such fun glorying in and mocking her taste for tac ("We may be high-tech, but we're still low-down") it didn't matter.
www.rockpublication.com /bettemidler.htm   (608 words)

 Bootleg Betty - Bette Midler Biography (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bette’s sister Judith had come from Hawaii to see Bette on the stage, but on her way to the theatre she was struck by speeding taxi cab and killed instantly.
Bette was chosen to be the final guest on the show and she closed with "One For My Baby." Bette brought the audience, as well as Johnny Carson to tears.
Bette of Roses was released in 1995 and it included songs such as "To Deserve You," "To Comfort You," and "In This Life." The album peaked at number 45 on the Billboard charts and the album went platinum.
www.betteontheboards.com.cob-web.org:8888 /don/biography.htm   (1993 words)

 Rock On The Net: Bette Midler
As Bette Midler begins life as a woman in her 50's, she is showing no signs of slowing down or losing popularity.
Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945, in New Jersey and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Bette was named by her parents after Bette Davis, but was soon on her way to becoming known as "The Divine Miss M." Bette studied drama at the University of Hawaii, and at the age of 20, she moved to the mainland after being cast as an extra in the film, Hawaii.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-m/bettemidler_main.htm   (1168 words)

 Bette Midler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bette Davis Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress, and comedian, also known to her fans and especially in gay culture, as The Divine Miss M.
Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Aiea, Hawaii, where she attended Radford High School.
Midler married Martin von Haselberg (Harry Kipper of her opening act the Kipper Kids) on December 16, 1984.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bette_Midler   (1404 words)

 Bette | PopMatters Television Review
While Midler has long maintained in interviews that her personal life is rather uneventful, presenting herself and her family as the all-American family who live next door, her television family has the unenviable and unending job of keeping Bette from blasting herself into the stratosphere.
Bette reacts to this incident by convincing herself that she needs to make herself over — the new, improved, hip Bette Midler is about to be born.
Midler's potshots at herself and her place in the industry also emphasize one of the advantages performers have in playing themselves, that being the opportunity to reinforce perceptions that fans have come to embrace.
www.popmatters.com /tv/reviews/b/bette.html   (1483 words)

 Bette's Biography
Bette had a difficult life growing up because she was part of the only Jewish family, and one of the very few white women.
Bette was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, and won two golden globes for her performance.
Bettes career was damaged irreparably, because of rumors that were spread about violent disagreements between Bette and her co-stars.
bettefan101.tripod.com /bettemidler/id1.html   (1486 words)

 Bette Midler Photos - Bette Midler News - Bette Midler Information
Bette Midler is one of the most revered multi-talented performers in entertainment.
Bette opened Swindler Cove Park in 2003, a new five acre public park along the Harlem River banks, that features the first community rowing facility to be built on these shores in over one hundred years.
Bette: (on her decision to do the Experience the Divine Tour) I don’t know what it was…maybe a quiet walk in the park, a shooting star, the rancid knish I had on Fairfax.
www.tv.com /bette-midler/person/1259/summary.html   (428 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Rose: Music: Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Midler's voice isn't perfectly suited to the material - no one will ever mistake her for Janis Joplin - but she certainly gives it a game go and her performances are ultimately credible and winning.
Midler's voice is in the same league as Joplin on this superior rock and roll album.
Bette gave her best performance as the Janice Joplin character, demonstrating how well she absorbed the sorrow and the need to touch, be touched and loved by as many people as possible.
www.amazon.ca /Rose-Bette-Midler/dp/B00000DOYO   (1659 words)

 Bette Midler
Bette Midler was born and raised in Honolulu, where the Midlers were the only Jewish family in a mostly-Samoan neighborhood.
Midler's film debut came as the Virgin Mary in The Greatest Story Ever Overtold, a satire of Christianity made in 1971, and renamed The Divine Mr.
Midler sang in the gay bathhouses of New York, with her pianist and pal Barry Manilow, long before he was famous.
www.nndb.com /people/773/000022707   (437 words)

 Bette Midler St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Not so for Midler, who admitted, "I was nominated for an Oscar, but the fact is that I never got another offer." The failure of the caper comedy Jinxed (1982)--a dubious project, but the only one Midler could get off the ground during this troubled time--sent the performer into an emotional and professional tailspin.
Decidedly under-appreciated, but ever-resourceful, Midler was able to revive her movie career with a string of profitable Disney comedies in the mid-1980s, of which Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986),; directed by Paul Mazursky, was the subtlest and most interesting.
The mid-1990s found Midler's career to be thriving, with her much-admired television remake of the musical, Gypsy (1993), the surprise box-office bonanza of The First Wives' Club (1996), and sold-out concert dates, most notably at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_bio/ai_2419200835   (852 words)

 Bette Midler Online | Biography
Bette went on tour to satisfy those fans, which became one of her most successful ever, called "Divine Madness." The tour was so successful that it inspired a live-concert film of the same name.
Bette said it best when she said "It was the end of an era." Her performance on that show won her an emmy.
In 2000, Bette released her album "Bette," and also starred in a CBS TV series called "Bette." The show proved to be a ton of work for the 56-year-old Bette.
www.bettemidleronline.com /bio.php   (2481 words)

 e-Hawaii Stars - Bette Midler
Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 1st, 1945 to her parents Fred and Ruth.
Named after the famous actress Bette Davis, she was raised by on a military housing project in Aiea called Halawa Housing.
She attended Aiea Elementary School and Radford High School, where she began to hone her skills of what we are familiar with today.
www.e-hawaii.com /stars/index/bette_midler/default.htm   (69 words)

 Bette Midler - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Bette Midler en la entrega de los Premios Grammy de 1990.
Bette Midler (Honolulu, 1 de diciembre de 1945); cantante de música pop y actriz estadounidense.
Midler se casó en 1984 y tiene un hijo.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bette_Midler   (677 words)

 Biography for Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bette matched feisty James Caan in the WWII drama For the Boys (1991), made a dynamic trio with Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in The First Wives Club (1996), was back on screen with DeVito for the tepid comedy Drowning Mona (2000) and turned up in the glossy remake of The Stepford Wives (2004).
Apart from her four Grammy awards, Bette Midler has also won four Golden Globes, one Tony Award, and three Emmy Awards, plus she has sold in excess of 15 million albums worldwide.
Her album "Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook" was originally titled "Rosemary for Remembrance".
us.imdb.com /Bio?Midler,+Bette   (1000 words)

 Amazon.com: Bette Midler - Greatest Hits-Experience the Divine: Music: Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Midler's voice easily adapts itself to the material she's performing: "When a Man Loves a Woman" is charged with a raw sensuality whereas "In My Life," is as tender as a lullaby.
Sometimes referred to as a lesser Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler has not had such a star-ridden career, but what she did in her music was always worth hearing.
Bette Midler is one of those singers that you really can't compare to anyone else.
amazon.com /Bette-Midler-Greatest-Hits-Experience-Divine/dp/B000002IVS   (1353 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Bette Midler: Music: Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bette Midler's eponymous second album lacks the raw talent displayed on her stunning debut, 'The Divine Miss M', although she had become more refined as a vocal performer.
Bette Midler's self-titled 1973 second album is a notch below "The Divine Miss M," but that is hardly surprising since her debut effort so wonderfully defined her singing persona (although this album did chart slightly higher).
Of course, if you have ever seen Midler perform live, it is pretty hard not to want to own everything she has ever recorded.
www.amazon.co.uk /Bette-Midler/dp/B000002J5C   (682 words)

 Amazon.com: Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook: Music: Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Bette Midler and musical director Barry Manilow follow their successful tribute to Rosemary Clooney with a collection of songs immortalized by Peggy Lee.
Manilow's arrangements are deliciously lush and Midler uses a slight vibrato at carefully chosen moments, somehow sounding as if she had suddenly been lifted back to the 1940s.
Bette's been recording standards since `am I blue" on her first album (1972) and with the possible exception of Linda Ronstadt no rock singer sings the standards better then Bette and this album is a testament to that.
www.amazon.com /Sings-Peggy-Songbook-Bette-Midler/dp/B000BBOFOK   (1245 words)

 Amazon.com: Bette Midler: Still Divine: Books: Mark Bego   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Growing up a self-proclaimed "ugly, fat little Jewish girl with problems," Bette Midler traded in her job at a Hawaiian pineapple processing plant for a trip to the Big Apple where, in the early 1970s, she re-created herself as the Divine Miss M, a brassy, bawdy cabaret act performing in a gay bathhouse.
Midler fans will also appreciate the exhaustive filmography, discography, concert tours, Web sites, memorable quotes from her films and episode guide to her failed sitcom, Bette.
For years, I have searched for the ultimate Bette Midler biography - one that is chock full of never before heard or told anecdotes, a fresh perspective and insights into oft told situations or tales.
www.amazon.com /Bette-Midler-Divine-Mark-Bego/dp/0815412320   (1613 words)

 Bette Midler: Beaches - Movie
Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey star in this movie about an singer(Midler) and a ritzy uptight lawyer(Hershey) who as kids became best friends (they wern't singers and lawyers then).
C C rehearses for a performance at the Hollywood Bowl when she receives a message, an unknown message to the audience, but the audience can decipher the social codes that are important as C C drops everything including the evening performance in order to get to San Francisco.
If you are a fan of Bette like myself and loved her in For The Boys, The Rose, or Stella, then this is a must see.
www.superiorpics.com /bette_midler/movie/1988_beaches.html   (1209 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: People: M: Midler, Bette
Bette Midler at Romwell.com - Discography, vidography and bibliography of works by and about Bette Midler.
Divinity: A Bette Midler Homepage - Contains a discography, a filmography, and the Sophie Tucker jokes.
A Salute to The Divine Bette Midler - Lots of Bette related material - photos from her private and professional life, quotes, articles, and large collection of fan-written tributes to Bette.
dmoz.org /Arts/People/M/Midler,_Bette   (297 words)

 Bette Midler Online | Your online source for the Divine Miss M
Winners MUST be available to claim their prizes at the EDGE "Bette Midler" CD Release Party being held at Club Cafe on Friday, December 1.
Bette and her hubby, Martin Von Haselberg, traveled from her triumph at New York's "Hulaween" to China, where their daughter Sophie is studying.
Midler bounces back to the States after Thanksgiving in time to perform at NBC's tree-lighting special, and to promote her Christmas album, Cool Yule, which is already in the stores.
www.bettemidleronline.com   (1220 words)

 BootLeg Betty
Midler’s goal for the event was enough money to line Harlem River Drive with mature cherry trees, and the night’s highlight was watching her and Behar bully the crowd into anteing up.
BETTE MIDLER’S ANNUAL “Hulaween” fund-raiser for her New York’s Restoration Project Tuesday night was another triumph for Bette Midler who raised an incredible $2 million for the work that keeps New York City No. 1 in the world.
And Bette is so persuasive talking about her wish to make the city a lovely, welcoming environment, not only of steel, glass and concrete, but of trees and grass — well, you want to go right out and plant a sapling.
www.bootlegbetty.com   (8093 words)

 Bette Midler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Her screen career took precedence over her singing until 1988, when Bette starred in Beaches, the first film to be released through her own All Girl Productions.
The film's original soundtrack - her first music release in six years - put Midler's recording career back on the fast track.
The RIAA triple platinum "BEACHES" was highlighted by the RIAA platinum single, "Wind Beneath My Wings," which earned Bette and producer Arif Mardin the 1989 Grammy Award for Record Of The Year, Bette's fourth.
www.shapirobernstein.com /mbr/tour/bette.htm   (141 words)

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