Bette Midler: The Showgirl Goes On

By |2012-12-19T09:00:00-05:00December 19th, 2012|Michigan, News|


More than 30 years have passed since Bette Midler made her screen debut as a rocker with a self-destructive drug habit. The film, 1979’s “The Rose,” turned the Hawaii native’s dreams, and her nights performing for half-naked gay men at a New York City bathhouse, into a legendary and undeniably influential career in music – the title song is one of her biggest hits – and in film.
In this chat with Midler, she talked about “Parental Guidance” – including the film’s stance on bullying – and the “bittersweet” beginning of her career.

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