graduated from Yale University and proceeded
to follow in her mother’s footsteps into the
acting profession. From early in her career
the gay community took her under their wing
and she has been an iconic figure and
advocate for that community for decades as
well as many others and has been known to be
very outspoken on many issues.
Bette Midler Fact File Biography: *** Lifespan: 1945 - Present *** Full Name: Bette Midler *** Nickname: Bathhouse Betty and The Divine Miss M *** Date of Birth: Bette Midler was born on December 1st 1945 *** Place of Birth: Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Territory *** Religion: Bette Midler is Jewish *** Occupation: American Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Comedian and Film Producer *** Date of Death: Bette Midler - Still alive *** Place of Death: Bette Midler – Still alive ***
Bette Midler Fact 1: Bette
Midler was born on December 1st 1945
in Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Territory
and would become a famous singer and
Bette Midler Fact 9: By the summer of 1970 she was singing in the Ansonia Hotel at the Continental Baths which was a gay bathhouse. It was at this point that she became really close to Barry Manilow, her piano accompanist.
Bette Midler Fact 10: It was
Manilow who went on to produce her
first album, The Divine Miss M in
Bette Midler Fact 16: She also starred in several highly popular movies produced by Touchstone Pictures including Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People and Outrageous Fortune. She leant her voice to Disney’s Oliver & Company and her biggest movie Beaches was released in 1988 which featured her biggest hit song Wind Beneath My Wings which would win her third Grammy Award.
Bette Midler Fact 17: Through the 1990’s she continued to act and would release her seventh studio alum Some People’s Lives which featured From a Distance.
Bette Midler Fact 18: During
the 2000’s she was given her own
television show which only lasted
one season. She appeared in a cameo
role in the film What Women Want
with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt and
would also star in Hunt’s
directorial debut movie in Then She
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