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Bette Midler

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Bette Midler in 1990

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.

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.


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Year Title Role Notes
1966 Hawaii Passenger Uncredited
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
1980 Divine Madness! Herself/
Divine Miss M.
Concert movie
1982 Jinxed! Bonita Friml
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
1990 Stella Stella Claire
1991 Scenes from a Mall Deborah Fifer
For the Boys Dixie Leonard
Yakety Yak, Take it Back Herself
1992 Trash Talk Herself
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
1999 Get Bruce Herself
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
2012 Casting By Herself Documentary
Parental Guidance Diane Decker
2017 Freak Show Muv
2019 The Addams Family Grandmama Voice
TBA The Glorias: A Life on the Road Bella Abzug Post-production

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