Bette Midler

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Bette Midler (; born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and comedian. In a career which spans five decades, Midler has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, and a British Academy Film Award.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist, selling over 30 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, three Platinum, and three Multiplatinum albums by RIAA. Many of her songs became chart hits, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance". She won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "The Rose", and Record of the Year for "Wind Beneath My Wings".

Midler made her film debut with the musical drama The Rose (1979), which won her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She went on to star in numerous films, including Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986), Ruthless People (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), Big Business (1988), Beaches (1988), Hocus Pocus (1993), The First Wives Club (1996), The Stepford Wives (2004), Parental Guidance (2012), and The Addams Family (2019). Midler also had starring roles in For the Boys (1991) and Gypsy (1993), winning two additional Golden Globe Awards for these films and receiving a second Academy Award nomination for the former.

In 2008, Midler signed a contract with Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for a residency, Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in 2010. She starred in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, which began previews in March 2017 and premiered at the Shubert Theatre in April 2017. The show was her first leading role in a Broadway musical. Midler received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1972The Divine Miss MBette Midler4.6522
1973Bette MidlerBette Midler3.58
1976Songs for the New DepressionBette Midler410
1977Broken BlossomBette Midler33
1983No FrillsBette Midler44
1990Some People’s LivesBette Midler43
1995Bette of RosesBette Midler44
1998Bathhouse BettyBette Midler3.54
2000BetteBette Midler32
2003Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney SongbookBette Midler3.354
2005Thighs and WhispersBette Midler42
2005Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee SongbookBette Midler3.56
2005Cool YuleBette Midler3.54
2014It’s the GirlsBette Midler45

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1978The Best of BetteBette Midler2
1993Experience the Divine: Greatest HitsBette Midler8
2008Jackpot! The Best BetteBette Midler58
2010Memories of YouBette Midler1
2011Original Album SeriesBette Midler1
2015A Gift of LoveBette Midler3
I'm BeautifulBette Midler1

Album + Soundtrack

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1979The RoseBette Midler49
1988Beaches: Original Soundtrack RecordingBette Midler3.53
1991For the BoysBette Midler55
1993Gypsy (television cast)Bette Midler42
2017Hello, Dolly!Bette Midler, Gavin Creel, Kate Baldwin & Hello, Dolly! Ensemble1

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1977Live at LastBette Midler3
1985Mud Will Be Flung Tonight!Bette Midler52
1995Divine MadnessBette Midler44
2000Diva Las Vegas Experience the DivineBette Midler1

Album + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
'The Divine Miss M' Remixes Vol.01Bette Midler1
In These ShoesBette Midler1

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1972Do You Want to Dance? / SuperstarBette Midler5
1973Boogie Woogie Bugle BoyBette Midler5
1973Friends / Chapel of LoveBette Midler4
1973In the MoodBette Midler3
1974Higher and Higher (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)Bette Midler1
1976Strangers In The NightBette Midler1
1979The RoseBette Midler51
1983Beast of BurdenBette Midler1
1989The Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler2
1990From a DistanceBette Midler1
1990From A DistanceBette Midler2
1991In My LifeBette Midler1
1996Wind Beneath My WingsBette Midler1
2014Be My BabyBette Midler1
2014One Fine DayBette Midler1
2014Mr. SandmanBette Midler1
2015(Talk to Me of) MendocinoBette Midler1

Single + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1995To Deserve YouBette Midler1

EP + Remix

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2006Fever (Club Mixes)Bette Midler1

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