Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Age
69
Birthday
Dec. 1st, 1945
Born in
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Height
5' 1

Bette Midler's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bette TV Show
Bette
Conversations with Michael Eisner TV Show
Conversations with Michael Eisner
Vegetable Soup TV Show
Vegetable Soup
 

Main Movie Roles

2013 - 20 Feet from Stardom
2013 - Casting By
2012 - Parental Guidance
2008 - The Women
2007 - Then She Found Me
2007 - Talk to Me
2004 - The Stepford Wives
2000 - What Women Want
2000 - Drowning Mona
1999 - Get Bruce!
1999 - Fantasia 2000
1999 - Fantasia 2000
1999 - Fantasia 2000
1997 - That Old Feeling
1996 - The First Wives Club
1995 - Get Shorty
1993 - Hocus Pocus
1991 - Scenes from a Mall
1990 - Stella
1988 - Beaches
1988 - Big Business
1988 - Big Business
1987 - Outrageous Fortune
1986 - Down and Out in Beverly Hills
1986 - Ruthless People
1979 - The Rose
1969 - Goodbye, Columbus
1968 - The Detective
1966 - Hawaii

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945), also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide and along with that has also received four Gold, three Platinum and three Multiplatinum albums by RIAA.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She studied drama at the University of Hawaii and got her musical career started by performing in gay bathhouses with piano accompaniment from 'Barry Manilow'. Her first album was "The Divine Miss M" released in November 1972, followed by the self-titled "Bette Midler" released in November 1973, both of which took off up the music charts, and Bette's popularity swiftly escalated from there.

After minor roles in several film/TV productions, she surprised all with her knockout performance of a hard-living rock-and-roll singer (loosely based on the life of 'Janis Joplin') in The Rose (1979), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. In 1986, director 'Paul Mazursky' cast Midler opposite 'Nick Nolte' and 'Richard Dreyfuss' in the hilarious Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), and so began a string of very funny comedic film roles. She played an obnoxious wife who was the victim of a kidnap plot by her scoundrel husband, played by 'Danny DeVito', in Ruthless People (1986)), was pursued by CIA and KGB spies in Outrageous Fortune (1987), played mismatched twins with 'Lily Tomlin' in Big Business (1988) and shone in the tear-jerker Beaches (1988).

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. Most recently, she toured with her sassy "Kiss My Brass" show, and is promoting her album "Bette Midler Sings the 'Rosemary Clooney' Songbook".

Midler married artist Martin von Haselberg (December 16, 1984), about six weeks after their first meeting. Their daughter, Sophie Frederica Alohilani Von Haselberg, (born November 14, 1986).



TRIVIA:
  • The role of Delores in _Sister Act (1992)_ (qv) was originally written for her; however, she turned it down.
  • Graduated from Radford High School, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1963
  • Measurements: 36 1/2-25-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
  • Performed her cabaret act at the famed gay men's club, The Continental Baths, in the 70s with 'Barry Manilow' (qv) as her accompanist.
  • Is named after 'Bette Davis' (qv) and her sisters Susan and Judy are named after 'Susan Hayward (I)' (qv) and 'Judy Garland (I)' (qv).
  • The last syllable of her first name is unpronounced because her mother thought that was how 'Bette Davis' (qv) pronounced her name.
  • Graduated as valedictorian of her high school.
  • Her first big album "The Divine Miss M" was produced by 'Barry Manilow' (qv).


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