Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Pop Singer

Bette Midler is an American singer, actress, comedian and author. Throughout her career, which spans over five decades, Midler has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards, three ...

Full Name
Bette Davis Midler
Dec 1, 1945
5′ 1″
Net Worth


Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. She grew up in a Jewish family of three sisters and one brother. Her father worked as a house painter and her mother was a seamstress. Midler attended Radford High School for her secondary education before moving to New York City in 1965. 

Midler’s career began in the 1960s when she performed at local clubs in New York City. In 1972 she released her first album “The Divine Miss M” which included her hit single “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. The success of this album enabled Midler to perform at Carnegie Hall where she made her debut performance in 1973. In 1979 Midler starred in the movie “The Rose” which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. 

In the 1980s Midler continued to release albums and perform live concerts as well as acting roles in films like Beaches (1988). She won two Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Album of the Year with her 1989 album “Wind Beneath My Wings”. In 1993 she returned to Broadway performing the lead role in the musical “Hello Dolly!” which earned her a Tony Award for Best Actress. 

In 2004 Midler released her eleventh studio album “Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook” which won two Grammy Awards for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album and Producer Of The Year (Non-Classical). In 2008 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame and most recently appeared as herself in Netflix's series "Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life" (2016).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Bette Midler is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 1, 1945, Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960s</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Begins Career Singing in Clubs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Midler begins her career singing in New York City nightclubs and bars.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1972</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Album is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Midler releases her debut album 'The Divine Miss M' which goes on to be certified platinum and earns her a Grammy Award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">'The Rose' Movie is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Midler stars in the movie 'The Rose' where she plays a self-destructive rock star. She is nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1988</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases "Beaches" Movie Soundtrack</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Releases the soundtrack to the movie 'Beaches', which includes the hit single "Wind Beneath My Wings".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Grammy Win for Album 'Bette of Roses' </h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Midler wins her third Grammy for her album 'Bette of Roses'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Honored with a Kennedy Center Honor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Midler is honored with a 2017 Kennedy Center Honor for her illustrious career in show business.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Iconic Singer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bette Midler is an iconic singer and has had many hit songs throughout her career. Her music has been described as having a soulful, jazzy sound that is both upbeat and heartfelt. She is also known for her powerful vocals and stage presence.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bette Midler is also a great actress. She has starred in numerous films, including the classic "The Rose" which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. Her performances have always been entertaining and memorable.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Amazing Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Bette Midler is also an amazing humanitarian. She has taken part in many charitable causes and organizations which help the less fortunate. Her commitment to giving back to society makes her an inspiration to many people around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Pop Star to Play Carnegie Hall</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bette Midler was the first female pop star to headline a sold out concert at Carnegie Hall in 1976.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Started Career as a Bathhouse Performer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming famous, Bette Midler started her career as a bathhouse singer and performer at the Continental Baths in New York City.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bette Midler was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Three-Time Grammy Award Winner</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bette Midler has won three Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Bette Midler was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000, making her one of the few female songwriters to receive this honor.</p></div>


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