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Bette Midler

Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and comedian, also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M. She became famous as a cabaret and concert headliner, and went on to star in successful and acclaimed films such as The Rose, Ruthless People, Beaches, and For The Boys. 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. Her voice type is categorized as deep mezzo soprano. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her parents moved from Paterson, New Jersey to Honolulu before she was born, and hers was one of the few Jewish families in a mostly Asian neighborhood. Her mother, Ruth (née Schindel), was a seamstress and housewife, and her father, Fred Midler, worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter. She was named after actress Bette Davis, though Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one, /ˈbɛt/. She was raised in Aiea and attended Radford High School, in Honolulu. She was voted "Most Talkative" in the 1961 school Hoss

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Bette Midler and Daughter Do a Double Take

Bette Midler and Daughter
Do a Double Take

Looks like the wind beneath Midler's wings blows pretty strong. The Divine Miss M showed off her strong genes in NYC on Saturday. The fierce 60-something gay icon hails a cab for her and Steffi… READ MORE >

Bette Gets the Clap in Vegas

Bette
Gets the Clap in Vegas

Bette Midler got crazy applause at PURE nightclub, after her first Vegas performance at Caesars Palace. // Lance Bass and boyfriend Leo, Siegfried & Roy mingled with the ridiculously-straight… READ MORE >

- 2333 days ago
Siegfried & Roy Do Bette Midler

Siegfried & Roy
Do Bette Midler

Siegfried Fischbacher (left) and Roy Horn (right) navigated their way around the Las Vegas scene last night at the premiere of Bette Midler's new show.In 2003, Siegfried and Roy ended their… READ MORE >

- 2333 days ago
The Mister Steps Aside for Bette

The Mister
Steps Aside for Bette

Looks like Bette Midler gave huffy hubby Martin von Haselberg a little lesson in "Who's the star in this marriage?" // Just a couple days after Marty snapped at a handler who didn't recognize him… READ MORE >

- 2496 days ago
Mr. Midler Gets Muscled

Mr. Midler
Gets Muscled

"First Wives Club" star Bette Midler needs to show off her hubby more often! Bette was posing for pics during Fashion Week in NY when her husband decided to join her -- but security had other… READ MORE >

- 2498 days ago
'Idol' Is Finally Over!

'Idol'
Is Finally Over!

With performances by Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and BeBe and CeCe Winans, last night Jordin Sparks was crowned the latest "American Idol" on what seemed more like a "Solid Gold" rerun than the… READ MORE >

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