Bette Midler

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  • Birth Name: Bette Davis Midler
  • Birth Place: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/01/1945, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Singer; actor
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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:
  • Peter Riegert - Ex-significant Other
  • Ruth Midler - Mother
  • Susan Midler - Sister
  • Judith Midler - Sister
  • Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg - Daughter
  • Daniel Midler - Brother
  • Fred Midler - Father
  • Martin Von Haselberg - Husband
  • Bette Midler Awards:
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1989 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Actress in a Comedy Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1992 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Special - Comedy-Variety or Music - Winner
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1973 Grammy: Best New Artist - Winner
  • 2001 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Female Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1980 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress - Nominee
  • 1978 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Comedy-Variety or Music Special - Nominee
  • 1980 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Performance - Female - Winner
  • 1974 Tony: Special Award - Winner
  • 1979 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1991 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1989 Grammy: Record of the Year - Winner
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Winner
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii, United States

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