Bette Midler

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Multi Grammy Award-winning singer/comedienne/author Bette Midler has also proven herself to be a very capable actress in a string of both dramatic and comedic roles. Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She is the daughter of Ruth (Schindel), a seamstress, and Fred Midler, a painter. Her parents, originally from New Jersey, ... See full bio »

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 2020 A Very Belgian Christmas Treat (TV Special) (performer: "Mele Kalikimaka")
 2020 In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover (TV Special) (performer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 2020 MTV 80s - Top 50 at the Movies! (TV Special) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2019 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "The Place Where Lost Things Go")
 2018 Death of a Pizzaman (Short) (performer: "The Rose")
 2018 The Good Place (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Burrito (2018) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 2018 Swinging Safari (writer: "You're Moving Out Today")
 2018 Wedding Day Winners (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 2017 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Day After the Day After (2017) ... (performer: "The Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2015 Flowers for Algernon (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (performer: "The Rose")
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (performer: "The Rose")
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (performer: "The Rose")
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (performer: "The Rose")
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (performer: "The Rose")
 2015 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1991 (2015) ... (performer: "From a Distance")
 2015 12 Monkeys (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Arms of Mine (2015) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 2008-2015 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Bette Midler/Bethenny Frankel/Jill Soloway (2015) ... (performer: "Be My Baby")
- Episode dated 24 November 2008 (2008) ... (performer: "The Glory Of Love")
 2014 Bette Midler: One Night Only (TV Special) (performer: "Friends", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "From a Distance", "Be My Baby", "Baby It's You", "Give Him a Great Big Kiss", "Tell Him", "Pretty Legs (& Great Big Knockers)/Sophie Tucker", "Waterfalls", "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2014 Today (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 November 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Too Many Fish In The Sea")
- Episode dated 6 November 2014 (2014) ... (performer: "Be My Baby")
 2014 Live with Kelly and Ryan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bette Midler/Beth Behrs (2014) ... (performer: "Baby It's You")
 2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bette Midler/Jim Gaffigan (2014) ... (performer: "Waterfalls")
 2014 The World's Greatest Movie Songs: Top 50 (TV Special) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2014 Retrats (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Aliments i ciència (2014) ... (performer: "I've Still Got My Health")
 2014 Pretty Little Liars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unbridled (2014) ... (performer: "Chapel of Love" - uncredited)
 2014 The 86th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2013 Getting On (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Make Someone Happy (2013) ... (performer: "Up The Ladder to The Roof")
 2012 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnny Carson: King of Late Night (2012) ... (performer: "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)" - uncredited)
 2011 I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! NOW! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.16 (2011) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 2011 Vito (Documentary) (performer: "Friends")
 2011 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gameboy #1 (2011) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2010 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (performer: "A Song and Dance for Bill T Jones", "I Am What I Am")
 2009-2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.22 (2010) ... (performer: "In My Life")
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (performer: "From a Distance")
 2009 The Royal Variety Performance 2009 (TV Special) (performer: "In My Life", "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2009 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Quarter Final Results (2009) ... (performer: "The Rose")
 2009 The New Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 October 2009 (2009) ... (performer: "Everything's Coming Up Roses")
 2008-2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Top 12 Perform (2009) ... (performer: "Stuff Like That There")
- Results Show: Two Dancers Eliminated (2008) ... (performer: "The Rose")
 2009 Loose Women (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.107 (2009) ... (performer: "From a Distance", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "The Glory Of Love")
 2007 Men in Trees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- I Wood If I Could (2007) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Finale (2007) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2006 Bette Midler: Cool Yule (Video short) (performer: "Cool Yule")
 2006 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.91 (2006) ... (performer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2005 Martha (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 October 2005 (2005) ... (performer: "I'm a Woman", "The Folks Who Live on the Hill")
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (TV Special) (performer: "From a Distance")
 2005 Filthy Gorgeous: The Trannyshack Story (Documentary) (performer: "Stay With Me")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Martha")
 2004 Drawn Together (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Other Cousin (2004) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
  Biography (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2004) (performer - 1 episode, 2004)
- Bette Midler (2004) ... (lyrics: "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)") / (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings", "From a Distance", "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Bed of Roses", "Do You Want to Dance", "The Rose")
 2003 Pepper Chocolate (TV Series) (performer: "Hey There")
 2002 VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Girls, Girls, Girls (2002) ... (performer: "Night and Day" - uncredited)
 2001 A Prayer for America: Yankee Stadium Memorial (TV Special) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 2000 Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "The Rose")
  Bette (TV Series) (performer - 7 episodes, 2000) (writer - 1 episode, 2000)
- In My Life (2000) ... (performer: "Nobody Else But You") / (writer: "Nobody Else But You")
- Color of Roses (2000) ... (performer: "Color of Roses")
- Two Days at a Time (2000) ... (performer: "The Rose")
- Silent But Deadly (2000) ... (performer: "Happy Talk")
- Halloween (2000) ... (performer: "Islands In The Stream", "Moses", "Shining Star")
 2000 Isn't She Great (performer: "This Could Be the Start of Something Big")
 1995-1999 The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 17 September 1999 (1999) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings", "That's How Love Moves")
- Episode dated 8 December 1995 (1995) ... (performer: "I Believe In You", "The Rose")
 1999 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 15 February 1999 (1999) ... (performer: "Lullaby in Blue")
 1999 Behind the Music (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bette Midler (1999) ... (performer: "Night And Day")
 1998 The View (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.60 (1998) ... (performer: "Laughing Matters")
 1998 Wetten, dass..? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wetten, dass..? aus Linz (1998) ... (performer: "That's How Love Moves")
 1998 The Roseanne Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.35 (1998) ... (performer: "My One True Friend", "Friends")
 1998 Bette Midler: My One True Friend (Video short) (performer: "My One True Friend")
 1998 One True Thing (performer: "My One True Friend", "Do You Want To Dance", "Friends")
 1997 Bette Midler: Bed of Roses (Video short) (performer: "Bed of Roses")
 1997 Bette Midler: I Look Good (Video short) (performer: "I Look Good")
 1997 Diva Las Vegas (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Friends", "I Look Good", "Miss Otis Regrets", "Spring Can Really Hung You Up the Most", "Bed of Roses", "You Don't Own Me", "The Rose", "Burlesque - Pretty Legs (& Great Big Knockers)", "Burlesque - Rose's Turn", "Drinking Again", "MacArthur Park", "Infomercial", "Call Me", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Bigotry", "Bridge Over Troubled Water", "In the Navy", "The Greatest Love of All", "New York, New York", "Ukelele Lady", "From a Distance", "Do Yoy Wanna Dance", "To Comfort You", "Stay with Me", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "The Story of Us")
 1997 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 October 1997 (1997) ... (performer: "If I Only Had a Brain")
 1997 That Old Feeling (performer: "Somewhere Along The Way")
 1996 The First Wives Club (performer: "You Don't Own Me")
 1996 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.231 (1996) ... (performer: "In This Life", "I Believe in You")
 1996 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (performer: "God Help the Outcasts")
 1996 Ruby Wax Meets... (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bette Midler and Liza Minnelli (1996) ... (performer: "To Deserve You")
 1995 Bette Midler: To Deserve You (Video short) (performer: "To Deserve You")
 1995 1995 VH1 Honors (TV Movie) (performer: "To Deserve You", "Let It Be Me" (Je t'Appartiens))
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Understudy (1995) ... (performer: "Wind beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 1994 The 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Rose's Turn")
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie) (performer: "Some People", "Small World", "Mr. Goldstone", "You'll Never Get Away from Me", "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Together, Wherever We Go", "Rose's Turn")
 1993 Hocus Pocus (performer: "I Put a Spell on You")
 1993 Tales of the City (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... (performer: "Am I Blue")
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) ... (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings" - uncredited)
 1992 Shake Rattle & Roll IV (performer: "The Rose")
 1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (performer: "Somewhere In My Memory")
  The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (performer - 11 episodes, 1970 - 1992) (writer - 3 episodes, 1983 - 1991) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1992)
- The last Tonight Show (1992) ... (performer: "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" (1941) - uncredited)
- Robin Williams/Bette Midler (1992) ... (lyrics: "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)") / (performer: "Here Comes That Rainy Day", "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)")
- Episode #30.26 (1991) ... (performer: "Otto Titsling", "In My Life") / (writer: "Otto Titsling")
- Episode #27.132 (1988) ... (performer: "Under The Boardwalk", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today")
- Bette Midler/Ana Obregón (1985) ... (performer: "Skylark", "Fit or Fat") / (writer: "Fit or Fat")
 1991 Ganti ng api (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 1991 Ubos na ang luha ko (performer: "From a Distance" - uncredited)
 1991 The Arsenio Hall Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 6 December 1991 (1991) ... (performer: "Pretty Legs (& Great Big Knockers)", "Every Road Leads Back to You", "From a Distance")
 1991 For the Boys (performer: "Billy-A-Dick", "Dixie's Dream", "I Remember You", "For All We Know", "Every Road Leads Back to You", "P.S. I Love You", "In My Life", "Stuff Like That There", "Baby, It's Cold Outside")
 1991 One Life to Live (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.5799 (1991) ... (performer: "Night And Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5796 (1991) ... (performer: "Night And Day" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.5780 (1991) ... (performer: "Night And Day" - uncredited)
 1991 Scenes from a Mall (performer: "You Do Something to Me")
 1991 The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "From a Distance")
 1990 An Evening with Friends of the Environment (TV Movie) (performer: "Friends", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "What a Wonderful World")
 1990 Bette Midler: Night And Day (Video short) (performer: "Night and Day")
 1990 Bette Midler: From a Distance (Video short) (performer: "From a Distance")
 1990 The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 1990 Stella (performer: "One More Cheer")
 1989 Abandonada (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 1989 Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings (Video short) (performer: "Wind Beneath My Wings")
 1988 Bette Midler: Under the Boardwalk (Video short) (performer: "Under the Boardwalk")
 1988 Beaches (lyrics: "Otto Titsling", "Oh Industry") / (music: "Otto Titsling", "Oh Industry") / (performer: "Under The Boardwalk", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "I've Still Got My Health", "I Think It's Going To Rain Today", "Otto Titsling", "I Know You By Heart", "The Glory Of Love", "Baby Mine", "Oh Industry", "Ballin' the Jack")
 1988 Oliver & Company (performer: "Perfect Isn't Easy")
 1988 Big Business (performer: "Little Ole Lady")
 1988 The Mondo Beyondo Show (TV Special) (performer: "Mondo's Theme") / (writer: "Mondo's Theme")
 1987 In the Mood (lyrics: "In the Mood")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (performer: "Beast of Burden")
 1985 Tears Are Not Enough (Documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1985 Seven Minutes in Heaven (writer: "Inner Logic")
 1985 We Are the World (TV Movie documentary) ("We Are the World", uncredited)
 1984 Bette Midler: Beast of Burden (Video short) (performer: "Beast of Burden")
 1983 Bette Midler: Favorite Waste of Time (Video short) (performer: "Favorite Waste of Time")
 1983 Bette Midler: No Frills (TV Movie) (performer: "Beast of Burden", "All I Need to Know", "Is It Love", "Favorite Waste of Time", "The Rose")
 1982 Jinxed! (performer: "Cowgirl's Dream", "No Jinx")
 1980 Divine Madness (Documentary) (performer: "Big Noise from Winnetka", "Paradise", "Shiver Me Timbers", "Fire Down Below", "Stay with Me", "My Mother's Eyes", "Chapel of Love", "My Way" (Comme d'Habitude), "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "E Street Shuffle", "Summer (The First Time)", "Leader of the Pack", "You Can't Always Get What You Want", "I Shall Be Released", "Rainbow Sleeves", "Ready to Begin Again" / "Do You Want to Dance", "The Rose")
 1979 The Rose (performer: "The Rose", "Stay With Me", "Sold My Soul to Rock 'N' Roll", "Keep On Rockin'", "Fire Down Below", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "Midnight in Memphis", "Whose Side Are You On", "Love Me with A Feeling" (uncredited), "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" (uncredited))
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter (performer: "Skylark")
 1979 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Buck Henry/Bette Midler (1979) ... (performer: "Married Men", "Martha")
 1977 Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Shooting the Breeze") / (writer: "Shooting the Breeze")
 1977 Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th Anniversary (TV Movie) (performer: "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On")
 1977 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #14.25 (1977) ... (writer: "You're Moving Out Today")
- Episode #14.22 (1977) ... (writer: "You're Moving Out Today")
- Episode #14.20 (1977) ... (writer: "You're Moving Out Today")
 1976 Neil Sedaka Steppin' Out (TV Special) (performer: "Love Will Keep Us Together")
 1976 The Bette Midler Show (TV Special) (performer: "Friends", "Oh My My", "I Sold My Heart to the Junkman", "Birds", "In the Mood", "Hurry on Down", "Shiver Me Timbers", "Around the World", "Istanbul", "Fiesta in Rio", "South Seas Scene", "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes", "Lullaby of Broadway", "You're Moving Out Today", "Delta Dawn", "Long John Blues", "Hello in There", "Up the Ladder to the Roof", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Fiesta in Rio", "You're Moving Out Today" - uncredited)
 1975 Cher (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... (performer: "Trashy Ladies Medley")
 1973 The Last of Sheila (performer: "Friends")
 1973 Burt Bacharach: Opus No. 3 (TV Movie) (performer: "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy")
 1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers (performer: "Get It On", "Nothing Goin' Down at All", "Love Theme", "Strawberry, Lilac and Lime")
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.139 (1971) ... (performer: "Ten Cents a Dance", "Great Balls of Fire")
 1970 The David Frost Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #2.200 (1970) ... (performer: "Remember My Forgotten Man")
- Episode #2.157 (1970) ... (performer: "Am I Blue", "Come Up and See Me Sometime")
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker")
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