Bette Midler is an American singer, actress, and comedian, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M.
She has won four Grammy Awards including the 1973 Best New Artist and the prestigious Record of the Year in 1989 for the Number 1 hit “Wind Beneath My Wings”, the theme from Beaches. Her rendition of the 1990 “From a Distance” also earned her a Grammy and is another of her most popular songs. In 2004, she reunited with Manilow to record “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook”, which was nominated for a Grammy and was one of her best-selling albums in 20 years.
Her films include “Scenes from a Mall”, “For the Boys” (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award), “Hocus Pocus”, “The First Wives Club”, and “The Stepford Wives”. Her television work includes an Emmy-nomination version of “Gypsy”.
During her career, she has won four Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award, and has been nominated for two Academy Awards.