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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The First Wives Club Brenda Morelli Cushman
Hocus Pocus Winifred
Ruthless People Barbara Stone
Beaches CC Bloom


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 2022 Hocus Pocus 2 (pre-production)
Winifred Sanderson
 2021 The Addams Family 2 (completed)
Grandma (voice)
 2019-2020 The Politician (TV Series)
Hadassah Gold
- Election Day (2020) ... Hadassah Gold
- What's in the Box? (2020) ... Hadassah Gold
- The Voters (2020) ... Hadassah Gold
- Cancel Culture (2020) ... Hadassah Gold
- Conscious Unthroupling (2020) ... Hadassah Gold
 2020 The Glorias
Bella Abzug
 2019 The Addams Family
Grandma (voice)
 1998-2018 Murphy Brown (TV Series)
Caprice / Caprice Feldman - Secretary #93
- A Lifetime of Achievement (2018) ... Caprice
- Never Can Say Goodbye: Part 1 (1998) ... Caprice Feldman - Secretary #93
 2017 Freak Show
 2012 Parental Guidance
Diane Decker
 2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
Kitty Galore (voice)
 2008/I The Women
Leah Miller
 2007 Then She Found Me
Bernice Graves
 2006 Bette Midler: Cool Yule (Video short)
Bette Midler
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Bobbie Markowitz
 2000-2001 Bette (TV Series)
- A Brand New Roy (2001) ... Bette
- Polterguest (2001) ... Bette
- The Invisible Mom (2001) ... Bette
- Big Business (2001) ... Bette
- Of Men and Meatballs (2001) ... Bette
 2000 What Women Want
Dr. J.M. Perkins (uncredited)
 2000 Isn't She Great
Jacqueline Susann
 2000 Drowning Mona
Mona Dearly
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Bette Midler
 1998 Bette Midler: My One True Friend (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1997 Bette Midler: Bed of Roses (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1997 Bette Midler: I Look Good (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Bette Midler
- You Bette Your Life (1997) ... Bette Midler
 1997 That Old Feeling
Lilly Leonard
 1996 The First Wives Club
Brenda Morelli Cushman
 1995 Get Shorty
Doris Saphron (uncredited)
 1995 Bette Midler: To Deserve You (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1995 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Bette Midler
- The Understudy (1995) ... Bette Midler
 1993 Gypsy (TV Movie)
Mama Rose
 1993 Hocus Pocus
 1993 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Bette Midler
- Krusty Gets Kancelled (1993) ... Bette Midler (voice)
 1991 For the Boys
Dixie Leonard
 1991 Scenes from a Mall
 1990 Bette Midler: Night And Day (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1990 Bette Midler: From a Distance (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
Mother Earth
 1990 Stella
Stella Claire
 1989 The Lottery (Short)
 1989 Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1988 Bette Midler: Under the Boardwalk (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1988 Beaches
CC Bloom
 1988 Oliver & Company
Georgette (voice)
 1988 Big Business
Sadie Shelton / Sadie Ratliff
 1987 Outrageous Fortune
 1986 Ruthless People
Barbara Stone
 1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Barbara Whiteman
 1984 Bette Midler: Beast of Burden (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1983 Bette Midler: Favorite Waste of Time (Video short)
Bette Midler
 1982 Jinxed!
Bonita Friml
 1979 The Rose
 1975 Vegetable Soup (TV Series)
Woody The Spoon (voice)
 1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers
Lullabye Singer (voice)
 1971 The Thorn
Virgin Mary
 1969 Goodbye, Columbus
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
 1968 The Detective
Girl at Party (unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1966 Hawaii
Passenger (uncredited)
Show Show Producer (10 credits)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (124 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Director (1 credit)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (226 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (61 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "The Divine Miss M" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 12 Interviews | 16 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 48 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 1" (1.55 m)


Martin von Haselberg  (1 child)


Midler (Schindel), Ruth | Midler, Fred

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[on growing up in Hawaii]: We were very poor, it was a hard-scrabble childhood, not particularly happy. The best part was nature, which is so intense there. The sky is bright blue, the clouds are puffy, the grass is lush, it feels like you can touch the stars. But the people were not very nice. I was a white kid in a mostly Asian neighbourhood. You heard Hawaii was a great melting pot? Hooey. I ... See more »


Graduated as valedictorian of her high school. See more »


Mezzo-soprano vocals


The Divine Miss M See more »

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