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Since her first tour in 1970, Bette Midler has been dazzling audiences with her unmistakable voice, elaborate costumes and spitfire personality. When she's not performing on Broadway or starring on television or film, Midler is belting out hits from one of 14 studio albums she released over more than five decades. Her critical success is nearly unmatched, as evidenced by her Grammy, Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony awards.
Bette Midler's background
Hailing from the theater, Bette Midler's path toward unprecedented success began in the off-Broadway productions of Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited in 1965. Just a year later, she hit the Broadway stage, starring as Tzeitel in Fiddler on the Roof. After forming a friendship with Barry Manilow, Midler took her talents to the studio, where she released her first album, The Divine Miss M, in 1972. Released by Atlantic Records and co-produced by Manilow, this album made it to the Top 10 on the Billboard charts, earned a platinum status and included such hits as "Do You Want to Dance?" and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy."
The release of her first album kicked off a prolific decade during which Midler released another four studio albums: Bette Midler, Songs for the New Depression, Broken Blossom and Thighs and Whispers. The 70s also allowed Midler to refine her stage shows, as she toured throughout the decade, culminating with her 1978 world tour.
Midler turned her musical success into opportunities to continue to star on the stage and screen. In 1979, Midler starred as Mary Rose Parker in the Academy Award-nominated film The Rose. In the 1980s, she joined the cast of nine films, showcasing her comedy chops in Down and Out in Beverly Hills and Big Business and her dramatic talents in the critically acclaimed Beaches with Barbara Hershey.
Midler's familiar face appeared on the small screen during her prolific career as well. With bit parts on classic TV shows like The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Murphy Brown and The Voice, Midler showcased her talents to another group of loyal fans.
Never one to stray from her roots as a musical artist, Midler continued to release studio albums even as she starred on the big and small screens. In 2014, she released her 14th studio album, It's the Girls, which hit number three on the Billboard Top 200 chart. A year later, Midler kicked off her global Divine Intervention tour, with stops in the U.S., Canada, England and Scotland.
Bette Midler's noteworthy awards
Midler's singing and acting career has led to many awards and accolades. She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her performance in The Rose and For the Boys. Her eight Golden Globe nominations resulted in four awards. Midler was honored as the Best New Artist at the Grammys in 1974 and went on to win two Best Album Grammys in 1981 and 1990. Her acting has further been honored by a Tony award and three Emmy awards. Finally, Midler boasts the honor of having a Top 10 studio album for five consecutive decades, a distinction she shares with Barbra Streisand.
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