Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American actress, singer and comedian. She starred in movies including Ruthless People, Beaches and Hocus Pocus. Midler has won many awards in the entertainment industry. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Career[change | change source]
Midler released her first album, The Divine Miss M, in December 1972. Midler won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best New Artist because of it.
In 1979 Midler appeared in her first movie, The Rose, as the main character.
In 1998 she played Cecilia Bloom in Beaches. The movie's soundtrack featured a cover version of "Wind Beneath My Wings" sung by Midler. It reached No.1.
In 2000 she had her own sitcom called Bette. It ended after one season.
Filmography[change | change source]
|1968||The Detective||Girl at Party||Uncredited|
|1969||Goodbye, Columbus||Wedding Guest||Uncredited, cut scene|
|1971||The Thorn||Virgin Mary||Also known as The Divine Mr. J; blocked distribution of movie|
|1972||Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers||unknown||Voice|
|1979||The Rose||Mary Rose Foster|
Divine Miss M.
|1986||Down and Out in Beverly Hills||Barbara Whiteman|
|Ruthless People||Barbara Stone|
|1987||Outrageous Fortune||Sandy Brozinsky|
|1988||Big Business||Sadie Shelton/Sadie Ratliff|
|Oliver & Company||Georgette||Voice|
|Beaches||C. C. Bloom|
|1989||The Lottery||Music Teacher||Short film|
|1991||Scenes from a Mall||Deborah Fifer|
|For the Boys||Dixie Leonard|
|1993||Hocus Pocus||Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson|
|1995||Get Shorty||Doris Saphron||Uncredited|
|1996||The First Wives Club||Brenda Cushman|
|1997||That Old Feeling||Lilly Leonard|
|Fantasia 2000||Herself / Hostess||Segment: "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102"|
|2000||Drowning Mona||Mona Dearly|
|Isn't She Great||Jacqueline Susann|
|What Women Want||Dr. J.M. Perkins||Uncredited|
|2002||Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Executive producer|
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Bobbie Markowitz|
|2007||Then She Found Me||Bernice Graves|
|2008||The Women||Leah Miller|
|2010||Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore||Kitty Galore||Voice|
|Parental Guidance||Diane Decker|
|2019||The Addams Family||Grandmama||Voice|
|TBA||The Glorias: A Life on the Road||Bella Abzug||Post-production|
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