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Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945, in Honolulu Hawaii) is an American singer, actress, and comedian. She is also known to her fans, and especially in gay culture, as The Divine Miss M.

Bette Midler is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her name in two syllables, and Bette Midler uses one. During her career, she has won four Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards. Some of Bette Midler's most famous songs include "Wind Beneath My Wings", "The Rose", "The Gift Of Love" and "From A Distance".

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Bette Midler moved from Hawaii after University. She relocated to New York City to pursue acting on stage and landed her first professional onstage role in Miss Nefertiti Regrets. From 1966 to 1969 she played the role of Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway. In 1970, Bette Midler began singing at the Continental Baths, a gay bathhouse in the city, where she became close to her piano accompanist, Barry Manilow, who produced her first major album, The Divine Miss M in 1973.

In 1974, Bette Midler received a Special Tony Award for her contribution to Broadway for her Clams on the Half Shell Revue at the Palace Theater. She played the title role of a 1960s drug-addicted rock star, modeled after Janis Joplin, in The Rose, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 1985, she was a performer on USA for Africa's fundraising single We Are the World and participated at the 'Live Aid' event at JFK stadium in Philadelphia.

In 1986, Bette Midler signed a contract with Touchstone Pictures , director Paul Mazursky cast her in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, beginning a successful comedic acting career. She appeared in other popular late-1980s comedies including Ruthless People, Outrageous Fortune, and Big Business. In 1988, she starred in the film drama Beaches. She also contributed her voice to the animated character Georgette, a snobbish poodle, in Disney's Oliver & Company that same year. Bette Midler has won four Grammy Awards including the 1973 Best New Artist and the prestigious Record of the Year in 1989 for the # 1 hit "Wind Beneath My Wings", the theme from Beaches. Her rendition of the 1990 "From a Distance" also earned her a Grammy and is another of her most popular songs. In 2004 she reunited with Manilow to record Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook, which was nominated for a Grammy and was one of her best-selling albums in 20 years.