Saturday, June 13, 1970

Musical Artist - Midler, Bette

Bette Midler is an American singer, actress, and comedian best known for her roles in The Rose, Ruthless People, and Hocus Pocus, and her hit songs Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, From a Distance, and Wind Beneath My Wings. She first came to prominence in the 1970s singing in the Continental Baths with her accompanist Barry Manilow, with the fan base she developed there leading to a recording career that has produced fourteen studio albums and several hit singles. In addition to the songs mentioned above, she also scored hits with The Rose,

Midler worked almost exclusively as a recording artist and stage performer in the 1970s until she was cast as the eponymous lead in the movie The Rose in 1979. Since then, she has starred in multiple movies including Beaches, Big Business, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, The First Wives Club, For the Boys, Gypsy, Hocus Pocus, Outrageous Fortune, Ruthless People, and The Stepford Wives, In more recent years, she starred in a Broadway revival of Hello Dolly.

Over the course of her career, Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. She has also been nominated for the Academy Award twice, but has never won, which is the only thing that is preventing her from joining the exclusive EGOT club.

Midler has a website named Bette Midler. She can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, and IMDb.

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