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Bette Midler

Singer, comedienne whose early career saw her entertaining at a gay men’s club, made her first mark with an Oscar nominated performance in “The Rose”. before establishing herself as Hollywood’s funny lady of the 1980’s in films such as “Ruthless People”, “Outrageous Fortune”, “Big Business” & “Beaches”.

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Birth Name
Bette Midler

Date Of Birth:
1st December 1945

Place Of Birth
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Nickname:
The Devine Miss M

Natural Hair Color:
Blonde  

Eye Color: Brown

Height: 5’ 1”

Debut Film
Hawaii” (1966 - Uncredited)

Spouse: Martin Von Hasselberg (1984 - Present)

Breakthrough Film:”The Rose” (1979)

Big Screen Concert Film: “Divine Madness” (1980)

TV Series: “Bette” (2000 - 2001)

Academy Award Nominations:
1980 - Best Actress Nomination for “The Rose”
1992 - Best Actress Nomination for “For The Boys”

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Bette Midler’s Top 10 Movies on DVD

The Rose [DVD](1979) DVD
Bette Midler is dynamic in the title role, a Janis Joplin-like pop star who struggles to survive her lonely life on the road but is consumed by drugs, alcohol and her own passions. Co-stars Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton and David Keith. 134 min. Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.

Ruthless People [DVD](1986) DVD
What are kidnappers supposed to do when nobody will pay the ransom for their hostage? That's the premise in this farcical hit comedy from the creators of "Airplane!" Bette Midler is outrageous as the abducted harridan, with Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround.

Down And Out In Beverly Hills [DVD](1986) DVD
A nouveau riche Beverly Hills family has their lives turned upside-down when they take in a bum who tried to drown himself in their swimming pool. Uproarious culture-clash comedy by Paul Mazursky, based on a 1932 French film, stars Nick Nolte as the derelict, Richard Dreyfuss, Bette Midler, Little Richard and Mike the Dog. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround.

Outrageous Fortune [DVD](1987) DVD
Uproarious ``buddyette'' comedy stars Shelley Long and Bette Midler as two struggling actresses involved with the same man. When he skips town under shady circumstances, they team to track him down. George Carlin, Peter Coyote co-star. 100 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Surround, French; trailer.

Beaches [DVD](1988) DVD
They met at the beach when they were children and formed a friendship that would last a lifetime. Filled with song and sentiment, this seriocomic look at two disparate women and the bonds they forge stars Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey; with John Heard, Lainie Kazan, Spalding Gray. 123 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround.

Big Business [DVD](1988) DVD
Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin are twice as funny than ever before, as they play two sets of mismatched twins who find themselves on opposite sides of a corporation's fight to take over their rural hometown. Fast-paced farce also stars Edward Herrmann, Fred Ward. 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Surround.

Stella [DVD](1990) DVD
Bette Midler turns in a tour de force performance in this touching remake of the classic "Stella Dallas." Bette is a working class mother forced to make some tough decisions about the future for her teenage daughter, played by Trini Alvarado. Stephen Collins and John Goodman also star in this wonderful weepie. 109 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital Surround, French Dolby Digital stereo.

Scenes From A Mall [DVD](1991) DVD
Bette Midler and Woody Allen team up for an insightful, funny look at the state of marriage in the '90s, courtesy of director Paul Mazursky. On their 16th wedding anniversary, a psychologist and sports attorney take a trip through a Beverly Hills mall and discover that their relationship isn't as solid as they thought. With Bill Irwin and Kamar, the discount magician. 87 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital stereo.

The First Wives Club [DVD](1996) DVD
The fury of "a woman scorned" was never funnier than in this hit comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler as former college friends who reunite and set out for revenge on the ex-husbands who, after becoming successful on their spouses' sacrifices, dumped them for younger "trophy wives." With Stephen Collins, Dan Hedaya, Sarah Jessica Parker and Maggie Smith. 104 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround; Subtitles: Spanish; trailer.

That Old Feeling [DVD](1997) DVD
When former spouses Bette Midler and Dennis Farina arrive, each with new mate in tow, to attend their daughter's wedding, the sparks that fly between them quickly change from mutual animosity to mutual passion in this spry romantic romp from director Carl Reiner. With Gail O'Grady, David Rasche, Paula Marshall. 106 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English 5.1, French, Spanish; Subtitles: English, Spanish; theatrical trailer; scene access.

 

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