By Mark Bego
Bego's biography of the Divine leave out M covers the singer and actress's lifestyles from her early years in Hawaii the place she used to be born to her present status one of the leisure elite. Midler's profession as a brassy and bawdy nightclub act moved up a rung while her conceal of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" entered the pinnacle Ten in 1972. through 1979, she had earned an Oscar nomination and a Grammy for her contributions to the movie The Rose. when you consider that then she has gained over audiences along with her performances in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless humans, shores, and the 1st better halves membership, and earned a moment Oscar nomination for For the men. As a singer, she's scored successes with "From a Distance" and the number 1 unmarried "Wind underneath My Wings." lovers of this all-around entertainer, who maintains to seem in movies and list tune, will locate that Bette Midler is the authoritative source at the star's existence.
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Bette Midler: Still Divine is published by arrangement with the author. Copyright © 2002 by Mark Bego Introduction copyright © 2002 by Rita Coolidge All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without written permission from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote passages in a review. com Distributed by National Book Network Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bego, Mark.
Back to the days where she used to sit in school and daydream of becoming a sarong-clad movie star like Debra Paget in Bird of Paradise. It began in Honolulu, the land of hibiscus leis, grass skirts, and bright floral shirts. . 2 ALOHA, HONOLULU World War II had been over for only four months when Fred and Ruth Midler’s third child was born on December 1, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Like her two sisters before her, she was named after one of her mother’s favorite movie stars. Judy’s name had been chosen for Judy Garland, and Susan’s namesake was Susan Hayward.
Manufactured in the United States of America. To Glenn Hughes: Fans around the world will always remember you as the “Leather Man” from the Village People. I will always remember you as a dear and caring friend. ” CONTENTS Introduction by Rita Coolidge Prologue 1 Bette Midler: The Ultimate Diva 2 Aloha, Honolulu 3 From Pineapples to the Big Apple 4 Steaming Up the Continental Baths 5 Enter: The Divine Miss M 6 Higher and Higher 7 Instant Stardom / Instant Breakdown 8 Clams on the Half Shell 9 The New Depression 10 The Bumpy Road Back to the Top 11 Everything Comes Up Roses 12 Totally Jinxed 13 Ready to Begin Again 14 Her Outrageous Fortune 15 A Divine New Plateau 16 From a Distance 17 Bette of Roses 18 First Wives Club 19 Isn’t She Great?
Bette Midler: Still Divine by Mark Bego