Biography: Hawaiian-born Bette Midler remains one of the most revered multi-talented performers in entertainment. The actress, comedian, and singer, who has had international record hits and has achieved box office successes with 1979's The Rose (as a drug-addicted, Janis Joplin-esque rock star), the drama, Beaches (1988), and in 1991, as a 1940s singer/actress in For the Boys, made a name for herself electrifying the towel-clad gay clientele of the Continental Baths with Barry Manilow backing her on piano. Bette constructed the larger-than-life persona of The Divine Miss M (also the title of her 1972 debut album for Atlantic Records) and built her career on outrageousness, yet the bawdy, red-haired performer with the wide, toothsome smile also balanced the camp by interspersing a few tears for the human spirit amidst the sequins and fringes.
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|Fantasia/2000||Jan 1, 2000||Herself - Hostess (Segment "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102")||7.5|
|The First Wives Club||Sep 20, 1996||Brenda Cushman||6.8|
|Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Jun 7, 2002||Executive Producer||5.4|
|Then She Found Me||Apr 25, 2008||Bernice Graves||4.8|
|The Stepford Wives||Jun 11, 2004||Bobbie Markowitz||3.5|