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Bette Midler

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Bette Midler

American singer, actress, and comedianadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1945.

Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (7%), (5%)

Main connections: Barry Manilow, The Rose (film), Hocus Pocus (1993 film)

Linked to: Columbia Records, University of Hawaii, Billboard, The Who

 

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Bette Midler was born in 1945 add something


1960

Tom Eyen - He found a home for his unique outlook on contemporary life in the 1960s at the off-off-Broadway avant garde theatre scene at Caffe Cino and La MaMa Theatre, where he gave Bette Midler her first professional acting roles in his "Miss Nefertiti Regrets" and "Cinderella Revisited"

 

Warner Music Group - However, Atlantic moved decisively into rock and pop in the late 1960s and 1970s, signing major British and American acts including Led Zeppelin, Cream, Crosby Stills & Nash, Yes, Average White Band, Faces, Dr John, King Crimson, Bette Midler, and Foreigner


1965

In the summer of 1965, Midler relocated to New York City, using the money from her work in the film Hawaii. add something

 

She landed her first professional onstage role in Tom Eyen's Off-Off-Broadway plays in 1965, Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited, a children's play by day and an adult show by night. add something


1966

From 1966 to 1969, she played the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. add something


1969

After Fiddler, she joined the original cast of Salvation in 1969. add something

 

Venetta Fields - From about 1969, along with fellow vocalists Clydie King and Sherlie Matthews, Fields quickly became one of the most sought-after backing singers in the US, working with artists including Diana Ross, Elkie Brooks, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Burt_Bacharach, Bob Dylan, The Supremes, Neil Diamond, Bob Seger, Burton Cummings, Tim Buckley, Paul Butterfield, Leonard Cohen and with Aretha_Franklin; her mentor and inspiration


1970

In the summer of 1970, Midler began singing in the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in the city. add something

 

Alan Bates - Bates continued to work in film and television throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and starred in such international films as "An Unmarried Woman" , "Nijinsky" , and played Bette Midler's ruthless business manager in the 1979 film "The Rose"

 

Eleanor Steber - In the 1970s she even recorded an album for RCA of songs and arias at the Continental Baths in New York City where Bette Midler was a regular performer


1971

In 1971, Midler starred in the first professional production of The Who's rock opera Tommy, with director Richard Pearlman and the Seattle Opera. add something


1972

During this time, she became close to her piano accompanist, Barry Manilow, who produced her first album in 1972, The Divine Miss M. It was during her time at the Continental Baths that she built up a core following. add something

 

Midler released her debut album, The Divine Miss M, on Atlantic Records, in December 1972. add something


1973

Her self-titled follow-up album was released at the end of 1973. add something

 

It reached Billboard's Top 10 and became a million-selling Platinum-certified album, earning Midler the 1973 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. add something


1974

In 1974, she received a Special Tony Award for her contribution to Broadway, with Clams on the Half Shell Revue playing at the Minskoff Theater. add something


1975

From 1975–1978, she provided the voice of Woody the Spoon on the PBS educational series Vegetable Soup. add something

 

Jerry Jemmott - After Jemmott's recording sessions started to decline in 1975, he continued to work in film and theater as an arranger and conductor, working with John Williams, The Boston Pops and Bette Midler


1977

In 1977, Midler's first television special, Ol' Red Hair is Back, premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly. add something


1978

Matthew Wilder - In 1978 he moved to Los Angeles , California, and sang for television commercials, and as a backing vocalist for Rickie Lee Jones and Bette Midler

 

Robbie Buchanan - In 1978, Buchanan played a piano player in the Bette Midler film, "The Rose"

 

Tom Eyen - In 1978, he earned an Emmy Award nomination for writing Bette Midler's first television special, "Ol' Red Hair is Back"

 

Sylvester (singer) - In the spring of 1978, Sylvester successfully auditioned for a cameo appearance in the film "The Rose", starring gay icon Bette Midler

 

Katey Sagal - She was a member of Bette Midler's backup group The Harlettes in 1978, and again from 1982–83.


1979

In 1979, Midler made her first motion picture, starring in the 1960s-era rock and roll tragedy The Rose, as a drug-addicted rock star modeled after Janis Joplin. add something

 

In 1979, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Rose, a role for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress. add something

 

Danny Weis - In 1979 Weis appeared as the Band Leader and Guitarist of "The Rose Band" in the movie The Rose with Bette Midler


1981

In 1981 the album In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record won the Grammy for Best Recording for Children, Midler was one of the various artists featured. add something

 

In 1981, Midler worked on the troubled comedy project Jinxed/. add something


1983

During those four years, she concentrated on her music career and in 1983, released the album No Frills, produced by Chuck Plotkin, who was best known for his work with Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. add something


1984

Sharon Oreck - Since 1984, she has produced over 600 music videos for performers in different genres including Tony Bennett, Rosanne Cash, The Eurythmics, Ice-T, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Madonna, Metallica, Bette Midler, Sting and U2


1985

Also in 1985, she signed a multi-picture deal with Touchstone Pictures. add something

 

Midler performed on USA for Africa's 1985 fund-raising single "We Are the World", and participated at the 'Live Aid' event at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia . add something

 

Later in 1988, Midler lent her voice to the animated character Georgette, a snobbish poodle, in Disney's Oliver & Company, and had a hit with the tearjerker Beaches, co-starring Barbara Hershey. add something


1986

Danny DeVito - In 1986, DeVito starred in "Ruthless People" with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold, and in 1987, he made his feature-directing debut with the dark comedy "Throw Momma from the Train", in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey

 

Walter Yetnikoff - In 1986, he was executive producer of the Hollywood comedy movie "Ruthless People", starring Bette Midler and Danny DeVito


1987

George Carlin - Carlin's acting career was primed with a major supporting role in the 1987 comedy hit "Outrageous Fortune", starring Bette Midler and Shelley Long; it was his first notable screen role after a handful of previous guest roles on television series

 

Arthur Hiller - In 1987 Hiller directed "Outrageous Fortune" starring Shelley Long and Bette Midler


1988

John Heard (actor) - He co-starred with Bette Midler in "Beaches" in 1988, and played real-life Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson in the TV-miniseries "Cross of Fire" in 1989

 

Barry Manilow - In the 1988 Walt Disney Pictures animated feature "Oliver & Company," Bette Midler's character sang a new Manilow composition called "Perfect Isn't Easy"


1989

Lily Tomlin - Tomlin and Bette Midler played two pairs of identical twins who were switched at birth in the 1989 comedy "Big Business"


1990

In 1990 Midler's version of From A Distance won the Grammy for Song of the Year. add something

 

In 1990, Midler's single "From A Distance" topped the charts and achieved platinum status. add something

 

It featured her biggest hit, "Wind Beneath My Wings", which went to 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, achieved Platinum status, and won Midler her third Grammy Award - for Record of the Year - at the 1990 telecast. add something

 

Martha Raye - Before her death, with Harris's support, Raye sued Bette Midler and the producers of the movie "For the Boys" in the early 1990s, claiming that the film was based on Martha's extensive experience as a much-loved entertainer of US troops during three wars

 

Eileen Brennan - In the 1990s, she appeared in "Stella" with Bette Midler, Bogdanovich's "Texasville", the sequel to "The Last Picture Show", and "Reckless"


1991

Bill Irwin - Irwin tap-danced in a leading role in 1991's "Stepping Out" with Liza Minnelli and appeared as a mime in the Paul Mazursky film "Scenes from a Mall" alongside Woody Allen and Bette Midler

 

Julie Gold - She is best known for Bette Midler's version of her musical composition "From a Distance" which won Gold the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1991

 

Brandon Call - The following year, he starred opposite Andrew Dice Clay in "The Adventures of Ford Fairlane" and in 1991, appeared in "For the Boys" starring Bette Midler


1992

Midler won an Emmy Award in 1992 for her performance on the next-to-last episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in May 1992, during which she sang an emotion-laden "One for My Baby" to Johnny Carson. add something


1993

In 1993, she starred with Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the movie, Hocus Pocus, as Winifred "Winnie" Sanderson, the head witch of the Sanderson Sisters. add something

 

John Debney - In 1993, he scored his first studio feature, the Disney comedy "Hocus Pocus" starring Bette Midler

 

Striptease - It was re-made for TV in 1993 Starring Bette Midler as Mama Rose and Cynthia Gibb as Gypsy Rose Lee. "The Stripper" featured Gypsy Rose Lee, herself, giving a trademark performance in the title role

 

Christine Ebersole - She appeared in the 1993 television movie adaptation of "Gypsy" starring Bette Midler, and in the 2000 ABC-TV movie "Mary and Rhoda" starring " Mary Tyler Moore" and "Valerie Harper"

 

Vinessa Shaw - She played a considerably large role in Disney's 1993 Halloween family film "Hocus Pocus" alongside Bette Midler, Sarah_Jessica_Parker, Kathy Najimy, Omri Katz, and a young Thora Birch

 

Hocus Pocus (1993 film) - "'Hocus Pocus"' is a 1993 American comedy fantasy film directed by Kenny Ortega, and stars Bette Midler, Sarah_Jessica_Parker and Kathy Najimy as a trio of witches, the Sanderson Sisters, who are inadvertently resurrected by a cynical teenager, his younger sister and his girlfriend in the small town of Salem, Massachusetts


1994

Chloe Rose Lattanzi - She appeared in the 1994 television movie "A Christmas Romance", Bette Midler's 2001 sitcom, and in Showtime's production "The Wilde Girls"


1995

In 1995 and 1999, she reached the top of the US Dance Charts with remixes of her hits "To Deserve You" on Atlantic and "I'm Beautiful" on Warner Brothers Records. add something

 

In 1995, Midler founded the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization with the goal of revitalizing neglected neighborhood parks in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York City. add something

 

She appeared on Seinfeld in the episode "The Understudy," which was the season finale of that show's sixth season in 1995. add something

 

Maria McKee - In 1995, Bette Midler recorded Mckee's tracks, "To Deserve You" and "The Last Time" for her platinum album Bette of Roses


1996

Goldie Hawn - Hawn returned to the screen again in 1996 as the aging, alcoholic actress Elise Elliot in the financially and critically successful The First Wives Club, opposite Bette Midler and Diane Keaton, with whom she covered the Lesley Gore hit "You Don't Own Me" for the film's soundtrack.

 

Scott Rudin - In 1996, he produced "The First Wives Club", a hit comedy starring Bette Midler, Goldie_Hawn and Diane Keaton


1997

In 1997, Midler, along with her co-stars from The First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, was a recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award, which honors "outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry". add something

 

Goldie Hawn - In 1997, Hawn, along with her co-stars from The First Wives Club, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, were recipients of the Women in Film Crystal Awards.

 

Danny Nucci - Marshall and Nucci played lovers in the 1997 Bette Midler film "That Old Feeling"


1998

Casey Affleck - Affleck's next few films, the underground movie "Desert Blue" with Kate Hudson, the black comedy "Drowning Mona" with Bette Midler, Jamie_Lee_Curtis, Neve Campbell, and Danny DeVito, and the 2001 horror movie "Soul Survivors" were all critical as well as commercial failures


1999

In 1999, the city planned to auction 114 community gardens for commercial development. add something

 

Elaine Paige - She later performed alongside Bette Midler in a 1999 New York concert to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation


2000

In 2000, Midler starred in her own sitcom, Bette. add something

 

Lindsay Lohan - At the age of 14, Lohan played Bette Midler's daughter in the pilot episode of the short-lived series, Bette, but resigned her role when the production moved from New York to Los Angeles.

 

Dolly Parton - She appeared as herself in 2000 on the Halloween episode of Bette Midler's sitcom "Bette," and episode 14 of the Fox sitcom "Babes"


2001

Airing on CBS, initial ratings were high but soon declined and the show did not last a full season, being cancelled in early 2001. add something

 

Also in 2001, Bette or Bust, a book chronicling Midler's "Divine Miss Millennium Tour", was released. add something

 

However, after years of erratic record sales, Midler was dropped from the Warner Brothers label in 2001, after nearly three decades with Warner Music Group. add something


2003

After a reported long-standing feud with Barry Manilow, the two joined forces after many years in 2003 to record Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook. add something

 

In 2003, Midler opened Swindler Cove Park, a new 5-acre public park on the Harlem River shore featuring specially designed educational facilities and the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, the first community rowing facility to be built on the Harlem River in more than 100 years. add something

 

Barry Manilow - On May 28, 2003, Manilow injured his nose in the middle of the night when he awoke disoriented and walked into a wall when he returned to his Palm Springs home after spending two weeks in Malibu working on longtime friend Bette Midler's upcoming Rosemary Clooney tribute album

 

Barry Manilow - Produced by Manilow, " Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook" was first released on September 30, 2003


2004

Roger Bart - He was featured in the 2004 remake of "The Stepford Wives" with Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher_Walken and Glenn Close, and in "The Producers" , in which he reprised his role of "common-law assistant" Carmen Ghia


2005

In early 2005, an Australian tour, Kiss My Brass Down Under, was equally successful. add something

 

Released in October 2005, the album sold 55,000 copies the first week of release and returned Midler to the Top 10. add something

 

Kathleen Turner - Dormand, and Bette_Midler) for the role of Martha in a 2005 Broadway revival of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Albee later explained to the New York Times that when Turner read for the part with her eventual co-star Bill Irwin, he heard "an echo of the "revelation" that he had felt years ago when the parts were read by

 

Barry Manilow - Instantly successful, the album went gold and they worked together again on a 2005 follow-up album entitled " Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook"


2006

In 2006, Midler released a new Christmas album, Cool Yule, featuring the title song (written by Steve Allen and a duet of "Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow" with Johnny Mathis. add something

 

Stevie Nicks - Nicks was the featured performer for Bette Midler's benefit function, Hullaween, in October 2006


2007

Midler starred in the 2007 film Then She Found Me, directed by Helen Hunt and starring Hunt, Matthew Broderick, and Colin Firth, and appeared on the American Idol season 6 finale, singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" live at the Kodak Theatre. add something


2008

Mike Miller (guitarist) - Miller appeared with Bette Midler in Las Vegas in The Showgirl Must Go On" in Las Vegas for 200 shows 2008-2010 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace


2009

December 2009 saw Midler appear on the British Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She performed "In My Life" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" as the closing act. add something

 

In June 2009, Midler appeared on the Bravo TV show My Life on the D-List with Kathy Griffin. add something


2011

Midler is one of the producers of the Broadway production of the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert which opened in February 2011. add something

 

Midler is auctioning her outfits and achievements from her 40 year career in November 2011 in order to raise money for the New York Restoration Project. add something


2012

Midler will be co-starring alongside Billy Crystal in the movie Parental Guidance due to be released in 2012. add something

 

In June 2012, she received the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York in recognition of her having "captivated the world" with her "stylish presentation and unmistakable voice" add something


2013

In 2013, Midler performed on Broadway for the first time in more than 30 years in a play about the Hollywood superagent, Sue Mengers add something

 

The play, titled "I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers" written by John Logan, opened on April 24, 2013 at the Booth Theatre add something

 

In December 2013 it was announced that Midler would portray Mae West in an HBO movie biography, written by Harvey Fierstein and directed by William Friedkin add something

 

Peter Chernin - Chernin Entertainment is currently producing a sci-fi thriller from Joseph Kosinski, OBLIVION, starring Tom Cruise, and PARENTAL GUIDANCE, a comedy starring Billy Crystal and Bette Midler, will be released in December 2012


 

She performed at the 86th Academy awards telecast on March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, singing "Wind Beneath my Wings" add something


2015

Hocus Pocus (1993 film) - While on her tour in 2015, Divine Intervention, Bette Midler appeared on stage dressed as Winifred Sanderson


2016

A 2016 book about the film, "Hocus Pocus in Focus: The Thinking Fan's Guide to Disney's Halloween Classic" by Aaron Wallace, devotes several chapters to Midler's performance, arguing that the role is her "magnum opus add something


2017

She plays the role of Muv in the 2017 film "Freak Show" add something


2018

On April 20, 2018 it was announced that Midler will be returning to Hello, Dolly on July 17 to close out the run of the successful revival add something

 

Bernadette Peters - Replacing Bette Midler, Peters is scheduled to begin performances on January 20, 2018 prior to an official opening night on February 22, 2018


2019

Midler performed a song from "Mary Poppins Returns" at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in February 24, 2019 ceremony add something