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Bette Davis Midler (Midler-Bette)

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Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Actresses, Singer

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1945 - Born in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 1st of December.

1965 - She relocated to New York City and landed her first professional onstage role in Tom Eyen's Off-Off-Broadway plays, Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisted, a children's play by day and an adult show by night.

1966 - She majored in drama at the University of Hawaii, and earned money in the film Hawaii as an extra, playing a seasick passenger.

1969 - She played the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.

1970 - She began singing at the Continental Baths.

1973 - She became close to her piano accompanist, Barry Manilow, who produced her first major album, The Divine Miss.

1974 - She received a Special Tony Award for her contribution to Broadway for her Clams on the Half Shell Revue at the Palace Theater.

1975–1978 -She provided the voice of Woody the Spoon on the PBS educational series Vegetable Soup.

1979 - She played the title role of a 1960s drug-addicted rock star, modeled after Janis Joplin, in The Rose, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

1985 - She was a performer on USA for Africa's fund-raising single We Are the World and participated at the 'Live Aid' event at JFK stadium in Philadelphia.

1986 - She signed a contract with Touchstone Pictures , director Paul Mazursky cast her in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, beginning a successful comedic acting career.

1988 - She starred in the film drama Beaches. She also contributed her voice to the animated character Georgette, a snobbish poodle, in Disney's Oliver & Company that same year.

1989 - She has won four Grammy Awards including the 1973 Best New Artist and the prestigious Record of the Year for the # 1 hit "Wind Beneath My Wings".

1992 - She won an Emmy Award for her memorable performance on the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show in May of that year, during which she sang an emotion-laden "One for My Baby" to Johnny Carson.

2003–2004 - She toured her new show Kiss My Brass to sell-out crowds around the United States.

         - She reunited with Manilow to record Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, which was nominated for a Grammy and was one of her best-selling albums in 20 years.

         - On the 22nd of June, two of her hits were selected by the board: "Wind Beneath My Wings" and "The Rose"

2006 - A new Christmas album Cool Yule was released by Midler featuring the title song and a duet with Johnny Mathis of "Winter Wonderland/Let It Snow." She also began filming on Then She Found Me to be directed by Helen Hunt and starring Hunt, Matthew Broderick and Colin Firth..



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