Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Dec. 1st, 1945
Born in
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
5' 1

Bette Midler's Main TV Roles

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

Main Movie Roles

2013 - Casting By
2013 - 20 Feet from Stardom
2012 - Parental Guidance
2010 - Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
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!
1997 - That Old Feeling
1996 - The First Wives Club
1995 - Get Shorty
1993 - Hocus Pocus
1991 - Scenes from a Mall
1990 - Stella
1988 - Big Business
1988 - Oliver & Company
1988 - Beaches
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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Herself - Musical Guest
Herself - Guest
Herself - Panelist
Herself - Guest Judge
Herself - Musical Guest
Bette Midler (Voiced)
Bette Midler
Herself - Guest
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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).

  • Majored in drama at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • She performed a cover version of the song "Beast of Burden". She also appeared in a video of the song with 'Mick Jagger' (qv) that was choreographed and cast by 'Lori Eastside' (qv).
  • Was the final guest on _"The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (1962)_ (qv).
  • Ranked #51 on VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll
  • One child, daughter 'Sophie von Haselberg' (qv) (b. 1986)
  • She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "We Are The World."
  • Sang with 'Tom Waits' (qv) on "I Never Talk to Strangers" on his album "Foreign Affairs".
  • When The American Film Institute announced "The 100 Years of the Greatest Songs" on June 22, 2004, two of her hits were selected: "Wind Beneath My Wings" from _Beaches (1988)_ (qv) (#44), "The Rose" from _The Rose (1979)_ (qv), (#83).

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