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Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(/bɛt/;[1] born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer.[2] Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s. She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since 1970, Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist. Throughout her career, many of her songs became hits on the record charts, including her renditions of "The Rose", "Wind Beneath My Wings", "Do You Want to Dance", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", and "From a Distance". In 2008, she signed a contract with Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace
in Las Vegas to perform a show titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On, which ended in 2010. Midler made her motion picture debut in 1979 with The Rose, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress, as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has since starred in a number of hit films, which include: Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune, Big Business, Beaches, The First Wives Club, Hocus Pocus, The Stepford Wives, and Parental Guidance. She also starred in For the Boys
For the Boys
and Gypsy, and won two additional Golden Globe Awards for these films. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and two Tony Awards. She has sold over 30 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, three Platinum, and three Multiplatinum albums by RIAA.[3][4] Midler’s latest work included appearing on Broadway in a revival of Hello, Dolly!, which began preview performances on March 15, 2017 and premiered at the Shubert Theatre on April 20, 2017.[5][6] It was her first leading role in a Broadway musical.[7] On June 11, 2017, Midler received the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for the title role in Hello, Dolly!

Contents

1 Personal life 2 Career

2.1 Theater 2.2 1972–1980: The Divine Miss M and success 2.3 1981–1989: "Wind Beneath My Wings", Beaches, and chart comeback 2.4 1990–1997: Some People's Lives, further acting career, and television appearances 2.5 2000–2005: Bette sitcom, tribute albums, and Kiss My Brass
Kiss My Brass
tour 2.6 2006–2011: Cool Yule, The Showgirl Must Go On, Jackpot: The Best Bette, and Memories of You 2.7 2012–present: Parental Guidance, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, It's the Girls!, and Hello, Dolly!

3 Charity work 4 Discography 5 Tours 6 Filmography

6.1 Film 6.2 Television

7 Stage shows 8 Awards

8.1 Academy Awards 8.2 Golden Globe Awards 8.3 Grammy Awards 8.4 Primetime Emmy Award 8.5 Tony Awards

9 Bibliography 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

Personal life[edit] Bette Midler
Bette Midler
was born in Honolulu,[8][9] where her family was one of the few Jewish
Jewish
families in a mostly Asian neighborhood.[10] Her mother, Ruth (née Schindel; 1916-1979), was a seamstress and housewife, and her father, Fred Midler (1912-1986), worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter, and was also a housepainter.[11][12] Both parents were born in New Jersey. She was named after actress Bette Davis, though Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one.[1] She was raised in Aiea and attended Radford High School, in Honolulu.[13] She was voted "Most Talkative" in the 1961 school Hoss Election, and "Most Dramatic" in her senior year (class of 1963).[14] Midler majored in drama at the University of Hawaii at Manoa but left after three semesters.[15] She earned money in the 1966 film Hawaii as an extra,[1] playing an uncredited seasick passenger named Miss David Buff. Midler married artist Martin von Haselberg on December 16, 1984, about six weeks after their first meeting. Their daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, who is also an actress, was born on November 14, 1986.[16] Career[edit] Theater[edit] Midler relocated to New York City in the summer of 1965, using money from her work in the film Hawaii. She landed her first professional onstage role in Tom Eyen's Off-Off-Broadway plays in 1965, Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited, a children's play by day and an adult show by night.[17] From 1966 to 1969, she played the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
on Broadway.[1] After Fiddler, she joined the original cast of Salvation in 1969.[18] She began singing in the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in the Ansonia Hotel, in the summer of 1970.[1] During this time, she became close to her piano accompanist, Barry Manilow, who produced her first album in 1972, The Divine Miss M.[17] It was during her time at the Continental Baths
Continental Baths
that she built up a core following. In the late 1990s, during the release of her album Bathhouse Betty, Midler commented on her time performing there, "Despite the way things turned out [with the AIDS crisis], I'm still proud of those days. I feel like I was at the forefront of the gay liberation movement, and I hope I did my part to help it move forward. So, I kind of wear the label of 'Bathhouse Betty' with pride."[19] Midler starred in the first professional production of the Who's rock opera Tommy in 1971, with director Richard Pearlman and the Seattle Opera.[20] It was during the run of Tommy that Midler first appeared on The Tonight Show. 1972–1980: The Divine Miss M and success[edit]

Midler with Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
on Bette Midler
Bette Midler
TV special (1977)

Midler released her debut album, The Divine Miss M, on Atlantic Records in December 1972. The album was co-produced by Barry Manilow, who was Bette's arranger and music conductor at the time. It reached Billboard's Top 10 and became a million-selling Platinum-certified album,[21] earning Midler the 1973 Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist.[22] It featured three hit singles—"Do You Wanna Dance?", "Friends", and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"—the third of which became Midler's first No. 1 Adult Contemporary hit. "Bugle Boy" became a successful rock cover of the classic swing tune originally introduced and popularized in 1941 by the famous Andrews Sisters, to whom Midler has repeatedly referred as her idols and inspiration, as far back as her first appearances on The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show
Starring Johnny Carson. Midler told Carson in an interview that she always wanted to move like the sisters, and Patty Andrews remembered: "When I first heard the introduction on the radio, I thought it was our old record. When Bette opened at the Amphitheater in Los Angeles, Maxene and I went backstage to see her. Her first words were, 'What else did you record?'"[23] During another Midler concert, Maxene went on stage and presented her with an honorary bugle. Bette recorded other Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters
hits, including "In the Mood" and "Lullaby of Broadway".[23]

Midler at the premiere of her feature-film starring debut, The Rose, in 1979.

Her self-titled follow-up album was released at the end of 1973. Again, the album was co-produced by Manilow. It reached Billboard's Top 10 and eventually sold close to a million copies in the United States alone.[24] Midler returned to recording with the 1976 and 1977 albums, Songs for the New Depression
Songs for the New Depression
and Broken Blossom. In 1974, she received a Special
Special
Tony Award
Tony Award
for her contribution to Broadway,[25] with Clams on the Half Shell Revue playing at the Minskoff Theater. From 1975–1978, she also provided the voice of Woody the Spoon on the PBS
PBS
educational series Vegetable Soup. In 1977, Midler's first television special, whose title, Ol' Red Hair is Back, was a takeoff on Frank Sinatra's Ol' Blue Eyes Is Back, premiered, featuring guest stars Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
and Emmett Kelly. It went on to win the Emmy Award[26] for Outstanding Special — Comedy-Variety or Music.

1981, in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
promoting the film Divine Madness (1980)

Midler made her first motion picture in 1979, starring in the 1960s-era rock and roll tragedy The Rose, as a drug-addicted rock star modeled after Janis Joplin.[1] That year, she also released her fifth studio album, Thighs and Whispers. Midler's first foray into disco was a commercial and critical failure and went on to be her all-time lowest charting album, peaking at No. 65 on the Billboard album chart.[27] Soon afterward, she began a world concert tour, with one of her shows in Pasadena being filmed and released as the concert film Divine Madness (1980). Her performance in The Rose earned her a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress, a role for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical).[1] The film's acclaimed soundtrack album sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a Double Platinum certification.[21] The single version of the title song, which Amanda McBroom
Amanda McBroom
had written and composed, held the No. 1 position on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart for five consecutive weeks and reached No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100. It earned Midler her first Gold single[21] and won the Grammy award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female.[22] 1981–1989: "Wind Beneath My Wings", Beaches, and chart comeback[edit] Midler worked on the troubled comedy project Jinxed! in 1981. However, during production, there was friction with co-star Ken Wahl
Ken Wahl
and the film's director, Don Siegel.[citation needed] Released in 1982, the film was a major flop.[28][citation needed] Midler did not appear in any other films until 1986. During those four years, she concentrated on her music career and in 1983, released the album No Frills, produced by Chuck Plotkin, who was best known for his work with Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. The album included three single releases: the ballad "All I Need to Know", a cover of Detroit native Marshall Crenshaw's "You're My Favorite Waste of Time"—which Midler fell in love with after flipping his 45 of "Someday Someway"[citation needed]—and Midler's take on the Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones
cover "Beast of Burden". She also released an all-comedy album (with a few songs tied into the comedy) called "Mud Will Be Flung Tonight" in 1985. Midler performed on USA for Africa's 1985 fund-raising single "We Are the World", and participated at the Live Aid
Live Aid
event at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.[29] Also in 1985, she signed a multi-picture deal with the Walt Disney Studios, where she starred in a string of successful films produced by the studio's newly formed Touchstone Pictures division. She also produced them through her production banner, All Girl Productions with producing partner Bonnie Bruckheimer.[30] She was subsequently cast by director Paul Mazursky
Paul Mazursky
in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, beginning a successful comedic acting career.[1] She followed that role with several more Touchstone comedies, Ruthless People (1986), Outrageous Fortune (1987), and Big Business (1988).[1] Later in 1988, Midler lent her voice to the animated character Georgette, a snobbish poodle, in Disney's Oliver & Company, and had a hit with the tearjerker Beaches, co-starring Barbara Hershey.[1] The accompanying soundtrack remains Midler's all-time biggest selling disc, reaching No. 2 on Billboard's album chart and with U.S. sales of four million copies. It featured her biggest hit, "Wind Beneath My Wings", which went to No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100, achieved Platinum status,[21] and won Midler her third Grammy Award
Grammy Award
– for Record of the Year – at the 1990 telecast.[22] 1990–1997: Some People's Lives, further acting career, and television appearances[edit]

Midler in Los Angeles, 1990.

Midler's 1990 cover of the Julie Gold
Julie Gold
song "From a Distance", the first offering from her seventh studio album Some People's Lives (1990), topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary charts and achieved platinum status in the US. The same year, she starred along with Trini Alvarado as the title character in John Erman's drama film Stella. The third feature film adaptation of the 1920 novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty, Midler portrayed a vulgar single mother living in Watertown, New York, who, determined to give her daughter all the opportunities she never had, ultimately makes a selfless sacrifice to ensure her happiness. The movie scored mediocre reviews,[31][32] while Midler received her first Razzie Award
Razzie Award
nomination for Worst Actress.[citation needed] She co-starred with Woody Allen
Woody Allen
in the 1991 film Scenes from a Mall, again for Paul Mazursky. In the film, Allen's character reveals to his author wife Deborah, played by Midler, after years of a happy marriage, that he has had an affair, resulting in her request for divorce. The movie performed poorly,[33] and received a mixed reception by critics.[34][35][36] Midler fared somewhat better with her other 1991 project For the Boys, on which she reteamed with The Rose director Mark Rydell. A historical musical drama, it tells the story of 1940s actress and singer Dixie Leonard, played by Midler, who teams up with Eddie Sparks, a famous performer to entertain American troops. While the film received a mixed reception from critics, Midler earned rave review for her portrayal. The following year she was awarded her second Golden Globe and received her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.[citation needed] Midler turned down the lead role in the musical comedy Sister Act
Sister Act
in 1992, which instead went to Whoopi Goldberg.[37] Midler won an Emmy Award in 1992 for her performance on the penultimate episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
in May 1992, during which she sang an emotion-laden "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" to Johnny Carson. That night, Midler began singing "Here's That Rainy Day", Carson's favorite song; Carson joined in a few lyrics later.[38] In 1993, she starred with Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
and Kathy Najimy
Kathy Najimy
in the Walt Disney comedy fantasy film, Hocus Pocus, as Winifred Sanderson, the head witch of the Sanderson Sisters.[1] Released to initially mixed reviews, through various outlets such as strong DVD
DVD
sales and annual record-breaking showings on 13 Nights of Halloween, the film has achieved cult status over the years.[39][40][41] In relation to Hocus Pocus, every year Midler hosts her annual Hulaween costume party, which benefits the New York Restoration Project.[42] Her television work includes an Emmy-nominated version of the stage musical Gypsy
Gypsy
and a guest appearance as herself in Fran Drescher's The Nanny. She appeared on Seinfeld
Seinfeld
in the 1995 episode "The Understudy", which was the season finale of that show's sixth season in 1995. That same year, Midler had a supporting role in Get Shorty. Her 1997 HBO
HBO
special Diva Las Vegas
Diva Las Vegas
earned her a third Emmy Award, for Outstanding Performance in a Variety or Music Program.[citation needed] Midler's other 1990s films include The First Wives Club
The First Wives Club
(1996).[1] In 1997, Midler, along with her co-stars from The First Wives Club, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, was a recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award, which honors "outstanding women who, through their endurance and the excellence of their work, have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry."[43] 2000–2005: Bette sitcom, tribute albums, and Kiss My Brass tour[edit] Midler starred in her own sitcom in 2000, Bette, which featured Midler playing herself, a divine celebrity who is adored by her fans. Airing on CBS, initial ratings were high, marking the best sitcom debut for the network in more than five years, but viewers percentage soon declined, resulting in the show's cancellation in early 2001.[44] Midler openly griped about the show's demanding shooting schedule, while the show itself was also reportedly rocked by backstage turmoil, involving the replacement of co-star Kevin Dunn
Kevin Dunn
whose departure was attributed to his behind-the scenes bickering with Midler by the media.[44] However, Midler, critically praised, was awarded a People's Choice Award for her performance in the show and received a Golden Globe Award nomination the following year.[citation needed] Also in 2000, Midler made an uncredited cameo appearance in Nancy Meyers' fantasy rom–com What Women Want, starring Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
and Helen Hunt.[45] In the film, she portrayed a therapist who realizes that central character Nick, played by Gibson, is able to understand women's thoughts.[45] Released to generally mixed reviews, it became the then-most successful film ever directed by a woman, taking in $183 million in the United States, and grossing upward of $370 million worldwide.[46][47] The same year Midler starred in Isn't She Great
Isn't She Great
and Drowning Mona. In Andrew Bergman's Isn't She Great, a highly fictionalized account of the life and career of author Jacqueline Susann, she played alongside Nathan Lane
Nathan Lane
and Stockard Channing, portraying Susann with her early struggles as an aspiring actress relentlessly hungry for fame, her relationship with press agent Irving Mansfield, her success as the author of Valley of the Dolls, and her battle with and subsequent death from breast cancer. The dramedy garnered largely negative reviews by critics, who dismissed it as "bland material [that] produces entirely forgettable comic performances."[48] For her performance in the film, Midler received her second Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actress at the 21st ceremony.[citation needed] In Nick Gomez's dark comedy Drowning Mona, Midler appeared along with Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito
and Jamie Lee Curtis, playing title character Mona Dearly, a spiteful, loud-mouthed, cruel and highly unpopular woman, whose mysterious death is investigated. Another critical fiasco, reviewers noted that the film "drowns itself in humor that never rises above sitcom level."[49] After nearly three decades of erratic record sales, Midler was dropped from the Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group
in 2001. Following a reported long-standing feud with Barry Manilow, the two joined forces after many years in 2003 to record Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook. Now signed to Columbia Records, the album was an instant success, being certified gold by RIAA. One of the Clooney Songbook selections, "This Ole House", became Midler's first Christian radio single shipped by Rick Hendrix and his positive music movement. The album was nominated for a Grammy the following year.[50] Throughout 2003 and 2004, Midler toured the United States in her new show, Kiss My Brass, to sell-out audiences. Also in 2004, she appeared in a supporting role in Frank Oz' science fiction satire The Stepford Wives, a remake of the 1975 film of the same name also based on the Ira Levin novel. Also starring Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
and Glenn Close, Midler played Bobbie Markowitz, a writer and recovering alcoholic. The project underwent numerous production problems that occurred throughout its shooting schedule, with reports of problems on-set between director Oz and the actors being rampant in the press. Oz later blamed Midler — who was amid recording her next album and rehearsing for her tour — for being under a lot of stress by other projects and making "the mistake of bringing her stress on the set."[51] While the original book and film had tremendous cultural impact, the remake was marked by poor reviews by many critics, and a financial loss of approximately $40 million at the box office.[52][53] Midler joined forces again with Manilow for another tribute album, Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook. Released in October 2005, the album sold 55,000 copies the first week of release, returned Midler to the top ten of US Billboard 200,[54] and was nominated for a Grammy Award.[55] 2006–2011: Cool Yule, The Showgirl Must Go On, Jackpot: The Best Bette, and Memories of You[edit] Midler released a new Christmas album titled Cool Yule
Cool Yule
in 2006, which featured a duet of Christmastime pop standards "Winter Wonderland"/"Let It Snow" with Johnny Mathis. Well-received, the album garnered a Grammy Award
Grammy Award
nomination for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album in 2007.[56] The same year, Midler returned to the big screen, appearing in Then She Found Me, Helen Hunt's feature film directorial debut. Also starring Hunt along with Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
and Colin Firth, the comedy-drama film tells the story of a 39-year-old Brooklyn elementary school teacher, who after years is contacted by the flamboyant host of a local talk show, played by Midler, who introduces herself as her biological mother. Critical response to the film was mixed; whereas some critics praised the film for having strong performances, others felt the film was bogged down by a weak script and technical issues.

Midler at the 2010 HRC Annual Dinner.

Midler debuted her Vegas show titled Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Caesars Palace
on February 20, 2008. It comprised The Staggering Harlettes, 20 female dancers called The Caesar Salad Girls and a 13-piece band. The show played its final performance on January 31, 2010,[57] and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
Special
in 2011.[58] Also in 2008, another compilation album by Midler, Jackpot: The Best Bette, was released. It reached number 66 on the U.S. Billboard 200
Billboard 200
chart, and number six in the United Kingdom, where it was certified platinum for sales of over 300,000 copies.[59] As her only film appearance that year, Midler had a small role in Diane English's comedy film The Women, starring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening
Annette Bening
and Eva Mendes
Eva Mendes
among others. An updated version of the George Cukor-directed 1939 film of the same name based on a 1936 play by Clare Boothe Luce, the film was widely panned by critics, who found it "...a toothless remake of the 1939 classic, lacking the charm, wit and compelling protagonists of the original." Midler appeared on the Bravo TV show My Life on the D-List
My Life on the D-List
with Kathy Griffin in an episode that aired in June 2009. In December of the same year, she appeared in the Royal Variety Performance, an annual British charity event attended by Queen Elizabeth II. Midler performed "In My Life" and "Wind Beneath My Wings" as the closing act.[60] In 2010, Midler voiced the character Kitty Galore in the animated film Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore. The film was a success, grossing $112 million worldwide.[61] In November 2010, Midler released Memories of You, another compilation of lesser known tracks from her catalog. Midler was one of the producers of the Broadway production of the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, which opened in February 2011.[62] 2012–present: Parental Guidance, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers, It's the Girls!, and Hello, Dolly![edit]

Midler (in costume as her character Winnifred Sanderson from Hocus Pocus) performing on her Divine Intervention Tour
Divine Intervention Tour
in 2015

In June 2012, Midler received the Sammy Cahn
Sammy Cahn
Lifetime Achievement Award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Songwriters Hall of Fame
in New York in recognition of her having "captivated the world" with her "stylish presentation and unmistakable voice."[63] The same year, she co-starred alongside Billy Crystal in the family movie Parental Guidance (2012), playing a couple of old school grandparents trying to adapt to their daughter's 21st-Century parenting style. Despite generally negative reviews by critics, who felt the film was "sweet but milquetoast", box office totals for the movie were higher than initially expected.[64][65] In 2013, Midler performed on Broadway for the first time in more than 30 years in a play about the Hollywood superagent Sue Mengers. The play, titled I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and dramatized by John Logan, opened on April 24, 2013 at the Booth Theatre.[66] After the show's success in New York, recouping its initial $2.4 million investment, it was decided to perform the play in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse.[67] In December, it was announced that Midler would portray actress Mae West
Mae West
in an HBO
HBO
movie biopic, written by Harvey Fierstein
Harvey Fierstein
and directed by William Friedkin.[68] In March 2014, she performed at the 86th Academy Awards
86th Academy Awards
telecast at the Dolby Theatre
Dolby Theatre
in Los Angeles, singing "Wind Beneath My Wings" during the in memoriam section.[69] In November 2014, Midler released her 25th overall album, It's the Girls!, through Warner Bros. Records.[70] The album spans seven decades of famous girl groups, from 1930s trios The Boswell Sisters
The Boswell Sisters
and The Andrews Sisters
Andrews Sisters
to 1990s R&B legends such as TLC and their single "Waterfalls".[71] In March 2017, she began playing the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi, continuing through January 2018, in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! for which she won her second Tony Award.[5][72] In 2017 she also appeared in the role of Muv in the 2017 film Freak Show. Charity work[edit] In 1991, Midler was an early sponsor of the Adopt-a-Highway, paying $2,000 a month for a crew to clean up a 2-mile section of the Ventura Freeway in Burbank, California. Signs at both ends of the section read "Litter Removal Next 2 Miles, Bette Midler."[73] The location was so prominent, it became fodder for her 1993 guest appearance on the Simpsons episode "Krusty Gets Kancelled", where she is seen picking up trash along a stretch of highway she has adopted, and causes car crashes for drivers who deliberately litter. In 1995, she carried the same idea to the east coast, adopting a section of the Long Island Expressway and Bronx
Bronx
River Parkway.[74] Midler founded the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) in 1995, a non-profit organization with the goal of revitalizing neglected neighborhood parks in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York City.[1] These include Highbridge Park, Fort Washington Park, and Fort Tryon Park
Fort Tryon Park
in upper Manhattan and Roberto Clemente State Park
Roberto Clemente State Park
and Bridge Park in the Bronx.[75] When the city planned in 1991 to auction 114 community gardens for commercial development, Midler led a coalition of greening organizations to save them. NYRP took ownership of 60 of the most neglected plots. Today, Midler and her organization work with local volunteers and community groups to ensure that these gardens are kept safe, clean and vibrant. In 2003, Midler opened Swindler Cove Park, a new 5-acre (20,000 m2) public park on the Harlem River
Harlem River
shore featuring specially designed educational facilities and the Peter Jay Sharp Boathouse, the first community rowing facility to be built on the Harlem River
Harlem River
in more than 100 years. The organization offers free in-school and after-school environmental education programming to students from high-poverty Title I
Title I
schools.[75] In 2001 after 9/11, she established programs run by her foundation which helps wounded service members and their families by providing them resources, including custom homes. One of these programs helps service members recovering from trauma, injury and loss. Also, ever since the first Gulf War she goes to the USO and on bases to show her gratitude to military members by serving them meals just before deployment.[76] Discography[edit] Main article: Bette Midler
Bette Midler
discography

Studio albums

1972: The Divine Miss M 1973: Bette Midler 1976: Songs for the New Depression 1977: Broken Blossom 1979: Thighs and Whispers 1983: No Frills 1990: Some People's Lives

1995: Bette of Roses 1998: Bathhouse Betty 2000: Bette 2003: Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook 2005: Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook 2006: Cool Yule 2014: It's the Girls!

Tours[edit]

1970–72: Continental Baths
Continental Baths
Tour 1972: Cross Country Tour 1973: The Divine Miss M Tour 1975: Clams on the Half Shell Revue 1975–76: The Depression Tour 1977–78: An Intimate Evening with Bette 1978: The Rose Live in Concert 1978: World Tour 1979–80: Bette! Divine Madness 1980: Divine Madness: Pasadena 1982–83: De Tour 1993: Experience the Divine 1994: Experience the Divine
Experience the Divine
Again! 1997: Diva Las Vegas 1999: Bathhouse Betty
Bathhouse Betty
Club Tour 1999–2000: The Divine Miss Millennium Tour 2003–04: Kiss My Brass 2005: Kiss My Brass
Kiss My Brass
Down Under 2008–10: The Showgirl Must Go On 2015: Divine Intervention Tour
Divine Intervention Tour
[77]

Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1966 Hawaii Passenger Uncredited

1968 The Detective Girl at Party Uncredited

1969 Goodbye, Columbus Wedding Guest Uncredited, cut scene

1972 Scarecrow in a Garden of Cucumbers unknown Voice

1974 Thorn, TheThe Thorn Virgin Mary Also known as The Divine Mr. J; blocked distribution of film

1979 Rose, TheThe Rose Mary Rose Foster Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
New Star of the Year – Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

1980 Divine Madness! Herself/ Divine Miss M. Concert film Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1982 Jinxed! Bonita Friml

1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1986 Ruthless People Barbara Stone American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture

1987 Outrageous Fortune Sandy Brozinsky American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1988 Big Business Sadie Shelton/Sadie Ratliff American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture

1988 Oliver & Company Georgette Voice

1988 Beaches C. C. Bloom

1989 Lottery, TheThe Lottery Music Teacher Short film

1990 Stella Stella Claire Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award
Golden Raspberry Award
for Worst Actress

1991 For the Boys Dixie Leonard Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress

1991 Scenes from a Mall Deborah Fifer

1993 Hocus Pocus Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress

1995 Get Shorty Doris Saphron Uncredited American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

1996 First Wives Club, TheThe First Wives Club Brenda Cushman National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1997 That Old Feeling Lilly Leonard

1999 Get Bruce Herself

1999 Fantasia 2000 Herself / Hostess Segment: "Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102"

2000 What Women Want Dr. J.M. Perkins Uncredited

2000 Isn't She Great Jacqueline Susann Nominated — Golden Raspberry Award
Golden Raspberry Award
for Worst Actress

2000 Drowning Mona Mona Dearly

2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Executive producer

2004 Stepford Wives, TheThe Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowitz

2007 Then She Found Me Bernice Graves

2008 Women, TheThe Women Leah Miller

2010 Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Kitty Galore Voice

2012 Casting By Herself Documentary

2012 Parental Guidance Diane Decker

2017 Freak Show Muv

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1976 Vegetable Soup Woody the Spoon Voice role

1976 The Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Show Herself Television special

1977 Ol' Red Hair is Back Herself Television special Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Special Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

1988 The Mondo Beyondo Show Mondo Beyondo Television film

1984 Art or Bust Herself/ Divine Miss M. Television special

1984 Video Music Awards Herself/ co-host Awards Show

1990 The Earth Day Special Mother Nature Television special

1992 The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show
Starring Johnny Carson Herself Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

1992 Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories Narrator "Weird Parents"

1993 Gypsy Mama Rose Television film Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

1993 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Herself Voice role; "Krusty Gets Kancelled"

1995 Seinfeld Herself "The Understudy"

1997 Diva Las Vegas Herself/ Divine Miss M. Television special Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Special

1997 Nanny, TheThe Nanny Herself "You Bette Your Life"

1998 Murphy Brown Caprice Feldman "Never Can Say Goodbye"

1999 Jackie's Back Herself Television film

2000–01 Bette Bette 18 episodes Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress in a New Comedy Series[78] TV Guide Award – Actress of the Year in a New Series Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy

2008 Strictly Come Dancing Herself Performed "Wind Beneath My Wings"

2009 Loose Women Herself Guest host

2009 Dancing on Ice Herself Performed

2009 Strictly Come Dancing Herself Performed "The Rose"

2009 One Show, TheThe One Show Herself Guest

2009 Royal Variety Performance, TheThe Royal Variety Performance Herself Performed

2009 Marriage Ref, TheThe Marriage Ref Herself Guest

2009 Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List Herself Guest; toured Las Vegas nightlife with Kathy

2010 Showgirl Must Go On, TheThe Showgirl Must Go On Herself HBO
HBO
TV special (December 31)

2010 Paul O'Grady's Christmas Herself Guest

2014 Bette Midler: One Night Only Herself ITV Special, UK

2016 The Voice Herself / Adviser Battle Round from Season 11 on Team Blake

Stage shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1967 Fiddler on the Roof Tzeitel Broadway

1970 Salvation Betty Lou Off-Broadway

1973 Bette Midler Herself Concerts

1975 Bette Midler's Clams on the Half Shell Revue Herself Revue

1979 Bette! Divine Madness Herself Concerts

2011 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Producer

2013 I'll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers Sue Mengers Broadway; limited engagement

2017–18 Hello, Dolly! Dolly Gallagher Levi Broadway

Awards[edit] Academy Awards[edit] Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony

Year Award Performance Result

1980 Best Actress The Rose Nominated

1992 For the Boys Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit] Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony

Year Award Performance Result

1980 Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical The Rose Won

New Star of the Year – Actress Won

1981 Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Divine Madness Nominated

1987 Down and Out in Beverly Hills Nominated

1988 Outrageous Fortune Nominated

1992 For the Boys Won

1994 Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Gypsy Won

2001 Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Bette Nominated

Grammy Awards[edit] Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony

Year Award Performance Result

1974 Best New Artist — Won

Album of the Year The Divine Miss M Nominated

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Nominated

1981 The Rose Won

Record of the Year Nominated

1990 Wind Beneath My Wings Won

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Nominated

1991 From a Distance Nominated

Record of the Year Nominated

2004 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Nominated

2007 Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook Nominated

2008 Cool Yule Nominated

2018 Best Musical Theater Album Hello, Dolly! Nominated

In 1981 the album In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record won the Grammy for Best Recording for Children, Midler was one of the various artists featured. This Grammy was awarded to the producers, David Levine and Lucy Simon. "Wind Beneath My Wings" also won the Grammy for Song of the Year. This Grammy was awarded to the songwriters, Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar. "From a Distance", recorded by Midler in 1990, won that year's Grammy for Song of the Year. This Grammy was awarded to the songwriter, Julie Gold.

Primetime Emmy Award[edit] Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony

Year Award Performance Result

1977 Outstanding Special
Special
- Comedy, Variety or Music Ol' Red Hair is Back Won

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Nominated

1992 Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program The Tonight Show
The Tonight Show
Starring Johnny Carson Won

1994 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Special Gypsy Nominated

1997 Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Diva Las Vegas Won

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Nominated

1998 Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Murphy Brown Nominated

2011 Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On Nominated

Tony Awards[edit] Note: The year given is the year of the ceremony

Year Award Performance Result

1974 Adding Lustre to the Broadway Season — Won

2017 Best Actress in a Musical Hello, Dolly! Won[79]

Bibliography[edit]

Bette Midler: A View From a Broad (Simon & Schuster, 1980, Updated edition April 1, 2014). The Saga of Baby Divine (Crown Publishers, 1983).

See also[edit]

Book: Bette Midler

List of number-one hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the Hot 100 (U.S.) List of number-one dance hits (United States) List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. Dance chart

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Further reading[edit]

A View From A Broad (Simon & Schuster, 1980, Updated edition April 1, 2014) The Saga of Baby Divine (Crown Publishers, 1984), ISBN 978-0-517-55040-3 Bette Midler, Outrageously Divine, an Unauthorized Biography, by Mark Bego (New American Library, 1987), ISBN 0-451-14814-2 Bette: An Intimate Biography of Bette Midler, by George Mair (Birch Lane Press, 1995), ISBN 1-55972-272-X

External links[edit]

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at the Internet Broadway Database
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Discography

Studio albums

The Divine Miss M Bette Midler Songs for the New Depression Broken Blossom Thighs and Whispers No Frills Some People's Lives Bette of Roses Bathhouse Betty Bette Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook Cool Yule It's the Girls!

Soundtracks

The Rose Beaches For the Boys Gypsy

Live albums

Live at Last Divine Madness Mud Will Be Flung Tonight

Compilations

The Best of Bette The Best of Bette (II) Just Hits Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits (Jackpot!) The Best Bette Memories of You A Gift of Love

Video albums

Divine Madness The Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Show Diva Las Vegas The Showgirl Must Go On

Singles

"Do You Want to Dance?" "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" "Friends" "In the Mood" "Strangers in the Night" "Old Cape Cod" "Buckets of Rain" "Hang on in There Baby" "Big Noise from Winnetka" "When a Man Loves a Woman" "The Rose" "Chapel of Love" "All I Need to Know" "Favorite Waste of Time" "Beast of Burden" "Under the Boardwalk" "Wind Beneath My Wings" "From a Distance" "Night and Day" "In My Life" "In This Life" "You Don't Own Me" "I'm Beautiful" "White Christmas" "Fever" "Be My Baby"

Other songs

"We Are the World" "I Put a Spell on You" "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" "Somewhere Along the Way" "Manhattan" "The Greatest Ears in Town"

Tours

Experience the Divine Diva Las Vegas Kiss My Brass The Showgirl Must Go On Divine Intervention Tour

Books

The Saga of Baby Divine

Book Category

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Discography

Studio albums

The Divine Miss M Bette Midler Songs for the New Depression Broken Blossom Thighs and Whispers No Frills Some People's Lives Bette of Roses Bathhouse Betty Bette Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook Cool Yule It's the Girls!

Soundtracks

The Rose Beaches For the Boys Gypsy

Live albums

Live at Last Divine Madness Mud Will Be Flung Tonight

Compilations

The Best of Bette The Best of Bette (II) Just Hits Experience the Divine: Greatest Hits (Jackpot!) The Best Bette Memories of You A Gift of Love

Video albums

Divine Madness The Bette Midler
Bette Midler
Show Diva Las Vegas The Showgirl Must Go On

Singles

"Do You Want to Dance?" "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" "Friends" "In the Mood" "Strangers in the Night" "Old Cape Cod" "Buckets of Rain" "Hang on in There Baby" "Big Noise from Winnetka" "When a Man Loves a Woman" "The Rose" "Chapel of Love" "All I Need to Know" "Favorite Waste of Time" "Beast of Burden" "Under the Boardwalk" "Wind Beneath My Wings" "From a Distance" "Night and Day" "In My Life" "In This Life" "You Don't Own Me" "I'm Beautiful" "White Christmas" "Fever" "Be My Baby"

Other songs

"We Are the World" "I Put a Spell on You" "It's Gonna Take a Miracle" "Somewhere Along the Way" "Manhattan" "The Greatest Ears in Town"

Tours

Experience the Divine Diva Las Vegas Kiss My Brass The Showgirl Must Go On Divine Intervention Tour

Books

The Saga of Baby Divine

Book Category

Awards for Bette Midler

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Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical

Imelda de Martin (1964) no award (1965-1968) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
/ Sandy Duncan
Sandy Duncan
/ Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
/ Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1971) Jonelle Allen (1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
/ Michele Lee
Michele Lee
(1973) Ruby Lynn Reyner (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Clamma Dale (1977) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lena Horne
Lena Horne
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Teresa Stratas
Teresa Stratas
(1987) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1988) Toni DiBuono (1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Carolee Carmello
Carolee Carmello
/ Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Marla Schaffel (2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2006) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
/ Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Allison Janney
Allison Janney
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
/ Montego Glover
Montego Glover
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Laura Osnes
Laura Osnes
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Perry Como
Perry Como
/ Dinah Shore
Dinah Shore
(1959) Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
(1960) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1961) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1962) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1963) Danny Kaye
Danny Kaye
(1964) Art Carney
Art Carney
(1967) Art Carney
Art Carney
/ Pat Paulsen
Pat Paulsen
(1968) Arte Johnson
Arte Johnson
/ Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1969) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1971) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
(1972) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
(1973) Harvey Korman
Harvey Korman
/ Brenda Vaccaro
Brenda Vaccaro
(1974) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1975) Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase
/ Vicki Lawrence
Vicki Lawrence
(1976) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno
(1977) Tim Conway
Tim Conway
/ Gilda Radner
Gilda Radner
(1978) Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
(1981) Nell Carter
Nell Carter
/ André De Shields
André De Shields
(1982) Leontyne Price
Leontyne Price
(1983) Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1984) George Hearn (1985) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1986) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1987) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1988) Linda Ronstadt
Linda Ronstadt
(1989) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1990) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1991) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1992) Dana Carvey (1993) Tracey Ullman
Tracey Ullman
(1994) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1995) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1996) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1997) Billy Crystal
Billy Crystal
(1998) John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
(1999) Eddie Izzard
Eddie Izzard
(2000) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(2001) Sting (2002) Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady
(2003) Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch
(2004) Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(2005) Barry Manilow
Barry Manilow
(2006) Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(2007) Don Rickles
Don Rickles
(2008)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical

Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1950) June Allyson
June Allyson
(1951) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1952) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1953) Judy Garland
Judy Garland
(1954) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1955) Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
(1956) Kay Kendall
Kay Kendall
/ Taina Elg
Taina Elg
(1957) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1958) Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe
(1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1961) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1964) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1965) Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Redgrave
(1966) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1967) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1968) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1969) Carrie Snodgress (1970) Twiggy
Twiggy
(1971) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1972) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1973) Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch
(1974) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1975) Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand
(1976) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
/ Marsha Mason
Marsha Mason
(1977) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
/ Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1978) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1981) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1982) Julie Walters
Julie Walters
(1983) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1984) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1985) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1986) Cher
Cher
(1987) Melanie Griffith
Melanie Griffith
(1988) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1989) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1990) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1991) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1992) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1993) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(1994) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(1995) Madonna (1996) Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
(1997) Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2000) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2001) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
(2005) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2006) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2007) Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins
(2008) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2009) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2010) Michelle Williams (2011) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2012) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2013) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2014) Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Saoirse Ronan
Saoirse Ronan
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film

Jane Seymour (1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1983) Ann-Margret
Ann-Margret
(1984) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1985) Loretta Young
Loretta Young
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Ann Jillian
Ann Jillian
(1988) Christine Lahti
Christine Lahti
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(1991) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(1992) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1993) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1994) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
(1998) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(1999) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
(2002) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2003) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Elisabeth Moss
Elisabeth Moss
(2013) Maggie Gyllenhaal
Maggie Gyllenhaal
(2014) Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for New Star of the Year – Actress

Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1950) Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
(1952) Colette Marchand (1953) Pat Crowley, Bella Darvi, Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush
(1954) Karen Sharpe, Kim Novak, Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1955) Anita Ekberg, Victoria Shaw, Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
(1956) Carroll Baker, Jayne Mansfield, Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1957) Carolyn Jones, Diane Varsi, Sandra Dee
Sandra Dee
(1958) Linda Cristal, Susan Kohner, Tina Louise
Tina Louise
(1959) Janet Munro, Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens
(1960) Ina Balin, Hayley Mills, Nancy Kwan
Nancy Kwan
(1961) Ann-Margret, Jane Fonda, Christine Kaufmann
Christine Kaufmann
(1962) Sue Lyon, Patty Duke, Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1963) Tippi Hedren, Elke Sommer, Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress
(1964) Mia Farrow, Mary Ann Mobley, Celia Kaye
Celia Kaye
(1965) Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman
(1966) Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1967) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1968) Olivia Hussey, Marianne McAndrew
Marianne McAndrew
(1969) Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw
(1970) Carrie Snodgress (1971) Twiggy
Twiggy
(1972) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1973) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1974) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(1975) Marilyn Hassett (1976) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1977) Irene Miracle (1979) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1980) Nastassja Kinski
Nastassja Kinski
(1981) Pia Zadora
Pia Zadora
(1982) Sandahl Bergman
Sandahl Bergman
(1983)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Best New Artist

Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) Bob Newhart
Bob Newhart
(1961) Peter Nero
Peter Nero
(1962) Robert Goulet
Robert Goulet
(1963) The Swingle Singers
The Swingle Singers
(1964) The Beatles
The Beatles
(1965) Tom Jones (1966) No award given (1967) Bobbie Gentry
Bobbie Gentry
(1968) José Feliciano
José Feliciano
(1969) Crosby, Stills & Nash (1970) The Carpenters
The Carpenters
(1971) Carly Simon
Carly Simon
(1972) America (1973) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1974) Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1975) Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
(1976) Starland Vocal Band
Starland Vocal Band
(1977) Debby Boone (1978) A Taste of Honey (1979) Rickie Lee Jones
Rickie Lee Jones
(1980) Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton
(1982) Men at Work
Men at Work
(1983) Culture Club
Culture Club
(1984) Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper
(1985) Sade (1986) Bruce Hornsby
Bruce Hornsby
and the Range (1987) Jody Watley
Jody Watley
(1988) Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman
(1989) Milli Vanilli
Milli Vanilli
(1990; withdrawn) Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
(1991) Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn
(1992) Arrested Development (1993) Toni Braxton
Toni Braxton
(1994) Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) Hootie & the Blowfish (1996) LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes
(1997) Paula Cole
Paula Cole
(1998) Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
(1999) Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera
(2000) Shelby Lynne
Shelby Lynne
(2001) Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
(2002) Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) Evanescence (2004) Maroon 5
Maroon 5
(2005) John Legend
John Legend
(2006) Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
(2007) Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) Adele
Adele
(2009) Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band
(2010) Esperanza Spalding
Esperanza Spalding
(2011) Bon Iver
Bon Iver
(2012) Fun (2013) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2014) Sam Smith (2015) Meghan Trainor
Meghan Trainor
(2016) Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
(2017) Alessia Cara
Alessia Cara
(2018)

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Grammy Award
Grammy Award
for Record of the Year

1959−1980

"Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" by Domenico Modugno
Domenico Modugno
(1959) "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin
(1960) "Theme from A Summer Place" by Percy Faith
Percy Faith
(1961) "Moon River" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1962) "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" by Tony Bennett
Tony Bennett
(1963) "Days of Wine and Roses" by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
(1964) "The Girl from Ipanema" by Astrud Gilberto
Astrud Gilberto
& Stan Getz
Stan Getz
(1965) "A Taste of Honey" by Herb Alpert
Herb Alpert
and the Tijuana Brass (1966) "Strangers in the Night" by Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1967) "Up, Up and Away" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1968) "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1969) "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" by The 5th Dimension
The 5th Dimension
(Billy Davis, Jr., Florence LaRue, Marilyn McCoo, Lamont McLemore, Ron Townson) (1970) "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel (Art Garfunkel, Paul Simon) (1971) "It's Too Late" by Carole King
Carole King
(1972) "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1973) "Killing Me Softly with His Song" by Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack
(1974) "I Honestly Love You" by Olivia Newton-John
Olivia Newton-John
(1975) "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Captain & Tennille (Daryl Dragon, Toni Tennille) (1976) "This Masquerade" by George Benson
George Benson
(1977) "Hotel California" by Eagles (Don Felder, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner, Joe Walsh) (1978) "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
Billy Joel
(1979) "What a Fool Believes" by The Doobie Brothers
The Doobie Brothers
(Jeffrey Baxter, John Hartman, Keith Knudsen, Michael McDonald, Tiran Porter, Patrick Simmons) (1980)

1981−2000

"Sailing" by Christopher Cross
Christopher Cross
(1981) " Bette Davis
Bette Davis
Eyes" by Kim Carnes
Kim Carnes
(1982) "Rosanna" by Toto (Bobby Kimball, Steve Lukather, David Paich, Jeff Porcaro, David Hungate, Steve Porcaro) (1983) "Beat It" by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson
(1984) "What's Love Got to Do with It" by Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) "We Are the World" by USA for Africa
USA for Africa
(1986) "Higher Love" by Steve Winwood
Steve Winwood
(1987) "Graceland" by Paul Simon
Paul Simon
(1988) "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
(1989) "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1990) "Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Collins
Phil Collins
(1991) "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole
Natalie Cole
with Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
(1992) "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1993) "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1994) "All I Wanna Do" by Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
(1995) "Kiss from a Rose" by Seal (1996) "Change the World" by Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
(1997) "Sunny Came Home" by Shawn Colvin
Shawn Colvin
(1998) "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
Celine Dion
(1999) "Smooth" by Santana (Rodney Holmes, Tony Lindsay, Karl Perazzo, Raul Rekow, Benny Rietveld, Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson) featuring Rob Thomas (2000)

2001−present

"Beautiful Day" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2001) "Walk On" by U2 (Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.) (2002) "Don't Know Why" by Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2003) "Clocks" by Coldplay
Coldplay
(Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland, Will Champion, Phil Harvey, Chris Martin) (2004) "Here We Go Again" by Ray Charles
Ray Charles
and Norah Jones
Norah Jones
(2005) "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
Green Day
(Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Frank Edwin Wright III) (2006) "Not Ready to Make Nice" by Dixie Chicks
Dixie Chicks
(Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison) (2007) "Rehab" by Amy Winehouse
Amy Winehouse
(2008) "Please Read the Letter" by Alison Krauss
Alison Krauss
and Robert Plant
Robert Plant
(2009) "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon
Kings of Leon
(Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill) (2010) "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood) (2011) "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele
Adele
(2012) "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Gotye
featuring Kimbra
Kimbra
(2013) "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk
Daft Punk
featuring Pharrell Williams
Pharrell Williams
& Nile Rodgers (2014) "Stay with Me" (Darkchild version) by Sam Smith (2015) "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson
Mark Ronson
featuring Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2016) "Hello" by Adele
Adele
(2017) "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
(2018)

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Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

1951–1975

Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1951) Barbara Bel Geddes
Barbara Bel Geddes
(1952) Mamie Eisenhower
Mamie Eisenhower
(1953) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1954) Debbie Reynolds
Debbie Reynolds
(1955) Peggy Ann Garner
Peggy Ann Garner
(1956) Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
(1957) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1958) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1959) Carol Lawrence
Carol Lawrence
(1960) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1961) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1962) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1963) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1964) Lee Remick
Lee Remick
(1965) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1966) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1967) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1968) Carol Burnett
Carol Burnett
(1969) Dionne Warwick
Dionne Warwick
(1970) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1971) Ruby Keeler
Ruby Keeler
(1972) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1973) Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
(1974) Valerie Harper
Valerie Harper
(1975)

1976–2000

Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1976) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1977) Beverly Sills
Beverly Sills
(1978) Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen
(1979) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1980) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1981) Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
(1982) Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
(1983) Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers
(1984) Cher
Cher
(1985) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1986) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1987) Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball
(1988) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1989) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1990) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(1991) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1992) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1993) Meg Ryan
Meg Ryan
(1994) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1995) Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1996) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(1997) Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver
(1998) Goldie Hawn
Goldie Hawn
(1999) Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis
(2000)

2001–present

Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore
(2001) Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker
(2002) Anjelica Huston
Anjelica Huston
(2003) Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
(2004) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2005) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2006) Scarlett Johansson
Scarlett Johansson
(2007) Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron
(2008) Renée Zellweger
Renée Zellweger
(2009) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2010) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2011) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2012) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2013) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2014) Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler
(2015) Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
(2016) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2017) Mila Kunis
Mila Kunis
(2018)

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Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Grace Hartman (1948) Nanette Fabray
Nanette Fabray
(1949) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1950) Ethel Merman
Ethel Merman
(1951) Gertrude Lawrence
Gertrude Lawrence
(1952) Rosalind Russell
Rosalind Russell
(1953) Dolores Gray
Dolores Gray
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1956) Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
(1957) Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
/ Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1958) Gwen Verdon
Gwen Verdon
(1959) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1960) Elizabeth Seal (1961) Anna Maria Alberghetti
Anna Maria Alberghetti
/ Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1962) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1963) Carol Channing
Carol Channing
(1964) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1965) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1966) Barbara Harris (1967) Patricia Routledge / Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams
(1968) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1969) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1970) Helen Gallagher
Helen Gallagher
(1971) Alexis Smith
Alexis Smith
(1972) Glynis Johns
Glynis Johns
(1973) Virginia Capers (1974) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1975) Donna McKechnie
Donna McKechnie
(1976) Dorothy Loudon
Dorothy Loudon
(1977) Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli
(1978) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(1979) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(1980) Lauren Bacall
Lauren Bacall
(1981) Jennifer Holliday (1982) Natalia Makarova
Natalia Makarova
(1983) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1984) No Award (1985) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1986) Maryann Plunkett (1987) Joanna Gleason
Joanna Gleason
(1988) Ruth Brown
Ruth Brown
(1989) Tyne Daly
Tyne Daly
(1990) Lea Salonga
Lea Salonga
(1991) Faith Prince (1992) Chita Rivera
Chita Rivera
(1993) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Donna Murphy
Donna Murphy
(1996) Bebe Neuwirth
Bebe Neuwirth
(1997) Natasha Richardson
Natasha Richardson
(1998) Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters
(1999) Heather Headley (2000) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2001) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2002) Marissa Jaret Winokur
Marissa Jaret Winokur
(2003) Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
(2004) Victoria Clark
Victoria Clark
(2005) LaChanze
LaChanze
(2006) Christine Ebersole
Christine Ebersole
(2007) Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone
(2008) Alice Ripley
Alice Ripley
(2009) Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(2010) Sutton Foster
Sutton Foster
(2011) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2012) Patina Miller
Patina Miller
(2013) Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller
(2014) Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara
(2015) Cynthia Erivo (2016) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(2017)

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