Bette Midler Biography

Birthday: 1945-12-01
Place of Birth: Honolulu, Hawaii USA
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m)
Wiki Biography: Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author who has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles, Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. 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".

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman 1986 Comedy
Bette Bette 2000 - 2001
Outrageous Fortune 2005 - Comedy
Conversations with Michael Eisner 2006 Talk Show
Goks Teens: The Naked Truth Herself 2011
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Rose Rose 1979
Divine Madness! 1980 Documentary, Comedy, Music
Jinxed! 1983 Comedy
Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman 1986 Comedy
Ruthless People Barbara Stone 1986 Comedy, Crime
Outrageous Fortune 1987 0, 0
Big Business Sadie Ratliff 1988
Stella Stella Claire 1989
Scenes from a Mall 1991 Comedy
For the Boys 1991 Comedy, Drama, Music
Hocus Pocus Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson 1993 0, 0, 0
The First Wives Club Brenda Cushman 1996 Comedy
That Old Feeling 1997 0, 0
Isn't She Great Jacqueline Susann 2000
Drowning Mona Mona Dearly 2000 Crime, Mystery, Comedy
The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowitz 2004 0, Sport, 0
Then She Found Me Bernice Graves 2008 Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Women Leah Miller 2008 Comedy, Drama
Parental Guidance Diane Decker 2012 Comedy
Beaches Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom 2017 0, 0