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Bette Midler : still divine

by Bego, Mark.

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML420.M43 B4 2002
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML420.M43 B4 2002
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Biography B M584s
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Biography
Call Number  B M584s
This is a fascinating book that brings that brings to life the dynamic redhead.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Growing up a self-proclaimed "ugly, fat little Jewish girl with problems," Bette Midler traded in her job at a Hawaiian pineapple processing plant for a trip to the Big Apple where, in the early 1970s, she re-created herself as the Divine Miss M, a brassy, bawdy cabaret act performing in a gay bathhouse. By the end of the decade, she had an Oscar nomination (for The Rose) to go with her two Grammys, two Golden Globes and Tony award. After a rough start (her 1982 movie Jinxed was prophetically titled; it was followed by a breakdown and a slump in record sales), the '80s found her excelling at writing a children's book (The Saga of Baby Divine, 1983), wedding Martin von Haselberg (1984), revitalizing her film career with a string of Disney hits (including Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People and Beaches) and motherhood. Bego has churned out more than 40 star bios in the last 25 years (Cher: If You Believe in 2001 and Madonna: Blonde Ambition in 2000), and he's in top form with this fast-paced, affectionate and incredibly detailed biography of the diminutive belter. Midler fans will also appreciate the exhaustive filmography, discography, concert tours, Web sites, memorable quotes from her films and episode guide to her failed sitcom, Bette. 24 pages of photos. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Midler, Bette.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Cooper Square Press :2002
Distributed by National Book Network,
Edition 1st Cooper Square Press ed.
Language English
Notes Includes revised and expanded portion of Bette Midler: outrageously divine, 1987.
Description xv, 398 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page [326]), discography (pages [327]-345), filmography (pages [346]-359), and index.
ISBN 0815412320 (cloth : alk. paper)
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