Bette Midler

Bette Midler

Highest Rated: 94% Ruthless People (1986)

Lowest Rated: 13% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)

Birthday: Dec 01, 1945

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Bette Midler built a successful stage, screen and recording career on the basis of her self-styled "Divine Miss M" character - a sassy, hip-wagging classic "broad" archetype. She was quick with the comebacks, took no guff and had a tendency to burst into tunes from the Great American Songbook. Her initial stage fame and string of nostalgia-tinged hit albums in the 1970s eventually led to big screen success, with dramas like the pseudo Janis Joplin biopic "The Rose" (1980) and three-hankie chick flick "Beaches" (1990). She also lent appropriately outrageous variations of Miss M to comedies including "Ruthless People" (1986), "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" (1986) and "The First Wives Club" (1996). In an era where stage, screen and recording crossover success was rare, only Liza Minnelli rivaled Midler when it came to endless concert tour schedules and triumph in all genres. More than 30 years into her career, the entertainer was still scoring hits with such albums as 1998's Bathhouse Betty and the televised special of her acclaimed Caesar's Palace act "Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On" (HBO, 2010). As a film star, live performer and winner of Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe awards, Midler was an entertainment icon of the highest order.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Addams Family 2 Grandma (Voice) - 2021
55% 50% Coastal Elites Unknown (Character) - 2020
44% 69% The Addams Family Grandma (Voice) $673K 2019
52% 68% Freak Show Muv (Character) - 2017
18% 59% Parental Guidance Diane Decker (Character) $77.3M 2012
13% 38% Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore Kitty Galore (Voice) $43.6M 2010
14% 38% The Women Leah Miller (Character) $26.9M 2008
50% 44% Then She Found Me Bernice (Character) $3.7M 2007
26% 30% The Stepford Wives Bobbie Markowitz (Character) $59.5M 2004
45% 65% Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Executive Producer $69.6M 2002
29% 46% Drowning Mona Mona Dearly (Character) $15.4M 2000
25% 38% Isn't She Great Jacqueline Susann (Character) $3M 2000
81% 75% Fantasia 2000 Hostess (Voice) $60.5M 1999
No Score Yet 87% Jackie's Back! Herself (Character) - 1999
71% 44% Get Bruce! Herself (Character) $43.2K 1999
43% 59% That Old Feeling Lilly Leonard (Character) $16.3M 1997
50% 68% The First Wives Club Brenda Cushman (Character) $105.5M 1996
88% 70% Get Shorty Doris Saphron (Character) $68.8M 1995
57% 76% Gypsy Mama Rose (Character) - 1993
39% 71% Hocus Pocus Winifred 'Winnie' Sanderson (Character) $4.8M 1993
43% 75% For the Boys Dixie Leonard (Character) $17.7M 1991
20% 77% Stella Stella Claire (Character) $20.1M 1990
32% 25% Scenes From a Mall Deborah Fifer (Character) $9.2M 1990
50% 62% Oliver & Company Georgette (Voice) - 1988
40% 88% Beaches Cecilia 'CC' Carol Bloom (Character),
Producer
$56.4M 1988
44% 69% Big Business Sadie Ratliff/Sadie Shelton (Character) $39.6M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lottery Unknown (Character) - 1987
50% 61% Outrageous Fortune Sandy Brozinsky (Character) $52.8M 1987
79% 52% Down and Out in Beverly Hills Barbara Whiteman (Character) $60.2M 1986
94% 72% Ruthless People Barbara Stone (Character) $70.9M 1986
No Score Yet 29% Jinxed! Bonita Friml (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 89% Divine Madness Herself/The Divine Miss M (Character) - 1980
78% 81% The Rose Mary Rose Foster (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Thorn Virgin Mary (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 34% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Music Performer,
Guest
2020 2014 2011 2008
49% 81% The Politician Hadassah Gold (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Caprice Caputowitz Feldman Morton (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2017 2013
No Score Yet 63% The Voice Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet 52% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightlife Television Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Colbert Report Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside Comedy Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2012-2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Project Runway Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joy Behar Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest,
Host
2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010
33% No Score Yet The Marriage Ref Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2008
62% No Score Yet Bette Bette (Character),
Executive Producer
2000-2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murphy Brown Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet 80% The Nanny Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
88% 94% Seinfeld Herself (Guest Star) 1995
85% 76% The Simpsons Herself (Guest Voice) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1973

QUOTES FROM Bette Midler CHARACTERS

Artie Decker says: I don't feel welcome here.

Diane Decker says: After your kids grow up, your husband is the one who stays.

Diane Decker says: *To Violin Teacher* If you EVER speak to my Granddaughter like that again..There will be nothing left of you but some red hair and an accent..Is that clear comrade?

Diane Decker says: [to Violin Teacher] If you EVER speak to my Granddaughter like that again..There will be nothing left of you but some red hair and an accent... Is that clear comrade?

Diane Decker says: You gotta shape up Artie! You know what Grandparenting is? A Second chance!

Diane Decker says: After your kids grow up..Your husband is the one who stays!

Diane Decker says: After your kids grow up... Your husband is the one who stays!

Alice Simmons says: That's not bad!

Diane Decker says: Not Bad? She looks like a 12 year old widow!

Artie Decker says: I'm not going!

Diane Decker says: You're going!

Artie Decker says: That's what I meant!

Diane Decker says: *looks at Artie when he doesn't know he has paint on his face* What's wrong with your face?

Diane Decker says: [looks at Artie when he doesn't know he has paint on his face] What's wrong with your face?

Artie Decker says: Oh and you're such a pleasure in the morning?!

Artie Decker says: Oh and you're such a pleasure in the morning?

Artie Decker says: I don't think these kids like me

Artie Decker says: I don't think these kids like me.

Diane Decker says: They have to know you better before they don't like you!

Sadie Shelton/ Sadie Ratliff says: "Isn't it exciting?" (Referring to New York City as they drive into Manhattan)

Sadie Shelton/ Sadie Ratliff says: Isn't it exciting? [referring to New York City as they drive into Manhattan]

Rose Shelton says: /Rose Ratliff "Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for spit curls!"

Rose Shelton says: Oh yeah, the noise, the smog, the crowds, the muggers, sex fiends, white slavers, politicians, it's a pistol. I got about as much use for it as a toad has for spit curls!

Georgette says: [Fagin, Jenny, Oliver and company are being chased by Sykes] SAVE ME! SAVE ME, ALONZO!

Tito says: HEY, GET OFF MY BACK WOMAN! I'M DRIVING!

Georgette says: I, um, hope you won't think me rude, but do you happen to know out of whose BOWL you're eating?

Oliver says: Yours?

Georgette says: [sarcastically] Ooh! Aren't you a clever kitty! And do you have any idea whose HOME this is?

Oliver says: I... thought it was Jenny's.

Georgette says: Well, it may be Jenny's *house*, but everything from the doorknobs down is MINE!

Diane Decker says: Our grandchildren are gonna love me!

Artie Decker says: What about me?

Diane Decker says: That's your problem.

CC Bloom says: Hilary you got so fat!

Hillary Whitney Essex says: I'm not fat I'm having a baby

Hillary Whitney Essex says: I'm not fat I'm having a baby.

CC Bloom says: You're not, You're having a baby?

CC Bloom says: You're not. You're having a baby?

Hillary Whitney Essex says: I'm Three Months Pregnant

Hillary Whitney Essex says: I'm three months pregnant.

CC Bloom says: That's great

CC Bloom says: That's great.

Hillary Whitney Essex says: Before I caught him with that woman we made love and that's when it ...

CC Bloom says: (interrupts) What woman?

Hillary Whitney Essex says: There was this woman I caught them together ...

CC Bloom says: (interrupts) Michael?

Hillary Whitney Essex says: Of course Michael and that's when it happened, and he doesn't want it because he's going to marry her. Can you believe it he's going to marry her?

CC Bloom says: (to bartender) Would you make this a double please?

CC Bloom says: (to Hillary) Let me get this straight. You caught Michael with another woman?

Hillary Whitney Essex says: Yes

Hillary Whitney Essex says: Yes.

CC Bloom says: And now you're going to have a baby all on your own

Hillary Whitney Essex says: Mmhmm (shakes head)

CC Bloom says: Oh Hillary I think that's wonderful

Hillary Whitney Essex says: You do?

CC Bloom says: I think it's the most exciting thing and if it's a girl will you name it after me? (hugs Hillary)

Hillary Whitney Essex says: (quietly) Yes

Hillary Whitney Essex says: (quietly) Yes.

Chief Wyatt Rash says: [talking to Mona] when life gives you potato's, make potato salad.

Chief Wyatt Rash says: [talking to Mona] When life gives you potato's, make potato salad.

Mona Dearly says: life gave me a handful of shit. what do I make with that Chief?

Mona Dearly says: Life gave me a handful of shit. what do I make with that Chief?

Phil Dearly says: shit salad?!

Phil Dearly says: Shit salad?

Kitty Galore says: Meow.

Kitty Galore says: You Fools!

Kitty Galore says: I will enslave all mankind [Cackling]

Chuck says: Kitty! I'm home.

Kitty Galore says: I will enslave all of mankind! [Cackles]

Kitty Galore says: I will enslave all of mankind! [cackles]

Kitty Galore says: [Repeated line] Mwahahahahahahaha!

Georgette says: [shouts while the others are sneaking] OW! I broke a nail!

Francis says: Oh, balderdash...

Tito says: [get right up in Francis's face] What'you call my woman?

Georgette says: [singing] Pretty is nice, but still, it's just pretty!

Georgette says: [singing] You pretty pups all over the city, I have your hearts and you have my pity!

Georgette says: What's the matter, Spot? Not good enough for you? Why, do you even know who I am?

Kitty Galore says: Meow!

Kitty Galore says: I will enslave all mankind! Mwahahahahahaha!

Kitty Galore says: I will enslave all mankind! Mwahahaha!

Kitty Galore says: Behold, my glorious device!