Birth name Bette Midler
Also known as The Divine Miss M
Born (1945-12-01) December 1, 1945 (age 67)
Origin Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Territory
Genres Vocal, pop, adult contemporary, comedy
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, author, producer, activist
Instruments Vocals-mezzo soprano, ukulele
Years active 1965--present
Labels Atlantic (1972--1997)
Warner Bros. (1998--2001)
Associated acts Barry Manilow
Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945), also known by her informal stage name, The Divine Miss M, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, producer and entrepreneur. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award. She has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
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 then, she has released 13 studio albums as a solo artist
Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979, and has become a much bloved comedic character actress.
song used is "Beast of Byrden" by Bette herself.
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