Bette Midler

Pop music, Musical Artist

1945 –

60

Who is Bette Midler?

Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, film producer and entrepreneur. 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 albums worldwide.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse, where she managed to build up a core following. Since then, she has released 13 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including "The Rose" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" as well as her renditions of "Do You Wanna Dance?", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance". In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to perform a series of shows titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in January 2010.

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Born
Dec 1, 1945
Honolulu
Also known as
  • Bette Davis Midler
  • The Divine Miss M
  • Bathhouse Betty
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Jewish American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Radford High School
    ( - 1963)
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • HB Studio
  • Admiral Arthur W. Radford High School

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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