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Bette Davis Midler
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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Bette Midler Fast Facts:
Was the senior-class president in high school.
Appeared on Broadway in
Fiddler on the Roof
for three years, playing the part of eldest daughter Tzeitel.
Her sister Judith was killed by a taxi while visiting New York to see Bette perform on Broadway.
Developed her stage persona, the Divine Miss M, while performing at the Continental Baths, a gay men's bathhouse in New York City, with Barry Manilow accompanying her on piano.
Started the New York Restoration Project in 1995, working to restore parks, community gardens and other public spaces in New York City.
In 2000-01, starred in a short-lived CBS sitcom based on her life.
Premiered her Las Vegas show,
The Showgirl Must Go On
, in February of 2008 at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace; it ran for two years.
Bette Midler Relationships:
Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg - Daughter
Ruth Midler - Mother
Susan Midler - Sister
Daniel Midler - Brother
Fred Midler - Father
Judith Midler - Sister
Peter Riegert - Ex-significant Other
Martin Von Haselberg - Husband
Bette Midler Awards:
1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1980 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
1974 Tony: Special Award - Winner
1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
1989 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
1980 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female - Winner
1991 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1989 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Actress in a Comedy Motion Picture - Winner
2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
1997 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
1978 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Winner
1973 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
2001 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
Attended University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, United States
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