Bette Midler was born on December 1, 1945 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her birth name was Bette Davis Midler but she is known as The Devine Miss M. She is a Grammy Award winning singer, author and comedienne plus actress. She studied drama at the University of Hawaii and completed her musical career by singing in gay bathhouses with Barry Manilow accompanying. Her first album The Divine Miss M was released in 1972 and followed by Bette Midler in 1973.
After several roles in film and TV productions she stared in The Rose in 1979 which gave her an Academy Award nomination. 1986 saw Bette cast with Nick Nolte and Richard Dreyfuss in Down and Out in Beverly Hills. She was an insufferable wife in Ruthless People in 1986 and pursued by KGB and FBI spies in Outrageous Fortune in 1987. She was in Big Business in 1988 and Beaches in 1988.
In 1991 she starred in For the Boys and was awesome in The First Wives Club in 1996. She was in the comedy Drowning Mona in 2000 and in The Stepford Wives in 2004. Bette Midler has four Grammies, one Toney Award, and four Golden Globes. She boasts three Emmy Awards and has sold more than 15 million alums. Bette married Martin von Haselberg in 1984 and they have one child. Bette performed the award winning song Wind Beneath My Wings at the Academy awards in tribute to the artists who died in this year. Her latest album is The Showgirl Must Go On released in 2011.