Knowledge Identifier: +Bette_Midler
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"
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
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"
In 1971, Midler starred in the first professional production of The Who's rock opera Tommy, with director Richard Pearlman and the Seattle Opera.
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.
From 19751978, she provided the voice of Woody the Spoon on the PBS educational series Vegetable Soup.
In 1977, Midler's first television special, Ol' Red Hair is Back, premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman and Emmett Kelly.
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 198283.
Also in 1985, she signed a multi-picture deal with Touchstone Pictures.
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
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
Lily Tomlin - Tomlin and Bette Midler played two pairs of identical twins who were switched at birth in the 1989 comedy "Big Business"
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"
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
John Debney - In 1993, he scored his first studio feature, the Disney comedy "Hocus Pocus" starring Bette Midler
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
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"
Maria McKee - In 1995, Bette Midler recorded Mckee's tracks, "To Deserve You" and "The Last Time" for her platinum album Bette of Roses
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".
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"
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
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"
Stevie Nicks - Nicks was the featured performer for Bette Midler's benefit function, Hullaween, in October 2006
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
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.
Midler will be co-starring alongside Billy Crystal in the movie Parental Guidance due to be released in 2012.
In 2013, Midler performed on Broadway for the first time in more than 30 years in a play about the Hollywood superagent, Sue Mengers
Hocus Pocus (1993 film) - While on her tour in 2015, Divine Intervention, Bette Midler appeared on stage dressed as Winifred Sanderson
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
Midler performed a song from "Mary Poppins Returns" at the 91st Annual Academy Awards in February 24, 2019 ceremony