Bette Midler (; born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. 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. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance".
|Full name at birth||
Bette Davis Midler
|Claim to fame||
The Rose, Divine Ms M.
|Date of birth||
1 December 1945
|Place of birth||
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Singer-songwriter, actress, comedian, film producer and entrepreneur
5' 1" (155 cm)
110 lbs (49.9 kg)
Radford High School, Honolulu HI 1963
University of Hawaii ( dropped out)
Creative Artists Agency
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