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Bette Midler Takes Vegas, Leaves Bathhouse

The huge screen on the Caesars Palace stage reveals a Nevada billboard bearing a poster of Bette Midler. She's posed in a cute blue dress with a short skirt...

It's De-Vegas, She's Divine

"Boy, is my ass tired!" Bette Midler chirps as she rides onto the gigantic Caesars Palace stage astride a donkey. In THE SHOWGIRL MUST GO ON, the 62-year-old...

10 Questions for Bette Midler

She started in the bathhouses of Manhattan and sang a famous goodbye serenade to Johnny Carson. Along the way Bette Midler, 60, has built a career out of making...

Q&A Bette Midler

You joke that you paved the way for the Britney Spearses of the world--for mediocre singers with big breasts. But you've always been in on the joke. Isn't there...

Music: Bette Midler: Bathhouse Betty

It's not fair that the Diva Divine makes albums only as vacations from movies and motherhood, for her genius is as a singer-entertainer. Midler's vocal voltage...

Bette Comes Up Roses

Broadway's 1959-60 season, though not a high-water mark in the vanished heyday of the book musical, brought The Sound of Music, Fiorello!, Carol Burnett in Once...

Bette Midler Steals Hollywood

The lady knows how to make an entrance. On New Year's Eve, 1972, she was borne onstage at Manhattan's Lincoln Center in a sedan chair with the drapes closed, one...

People: Jun. 1, 1987

These are days of outrageously good fortune for Bette Midler. First came a string of three hit movies -- Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People and...

Cinema: Flashy Trash

THE ROSE Directed by Mark Rydell Screenplay by Bill Kerby and Bo Goldman Bette Midler is not a great singer or a subtle actress or an exquisite beauty; yet...

Yes, Mila Kunis, WE Are Pregnant

Maybe we can't physically carry and bear that baby, but we can—and do—share in the pitfalls and joys