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Bette Midler Movies and TV Shows

Midler has had one of the most prolific careers in the entertainment world, with major achievements in theater, film, and music.



She recently finished one of her most successful projects ever, starring for a year on Broadway in the production of the musical “Hello Dolly!”, and she shows no signs of slowing down.

Because of her performance, she was awarded the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. She also has three Golden Globes, three Emmys, and three Grammys to her name.





 With a career spanning over five decades, here are some of the iconic movies and Tv shows she has starred in


Bette Midler Movies and TV Shows

YearTitleRoleNotes
1966HawaiiPassengerUncredited
1968The DetectiveGirl at PartyUncredited
1969Goodbye, ColumbusWedding GuestUncredited
1971The ThornVirgin MaryAlso known as The Divine Mr. J
1972Scarecrow in a Garden of CucumbersLullabye Singer (voice)
1979The RoseMary Rose Foster
1980Divine Madness!Herself / Divine Miss M.Concert film
1982Jinxed!Bonita Friml
1986Women in RockHerselfDocumentary
1986Down and Out in Beverly HillsBarbara Whiteman
1986Ruthless PeopleBarbara Stone
1987Outrageous FortuneSandy Brozinsky
1988Big BusinessSadie Shelton / Sadie Ratliff
1988Oliver & CompanyGeorgette (voice)
1988BeachesC. C. BloomAlso producer
1989The LotteryMusic TeacherShort film
1990StellaStella Claire
1991Scenes from a MallDeborah Fifer
1991For the BoysDixie LeonardAlso producer
1992Earth and the American DreamReader (voice)Documentary
1993Hocus PocusWinifred ‘Winnie’ Sanderson
1994A Century of CinemaHerselfDocumentary
1995Get ShortyDoris SaphronUncredited
1996The First Wives ClubBrenda Cushman
1997That Old FeelingLilly Leonard
1999Get BruceHerself
1999Fantasia 2000Herself / HostessSegment: “Piano Concerto No. 2, Allegro, Opus 102”
2000Drowning MonaMona Dearly
2000Isn’t She GreatJacqueline Susann
2000What Women WantDr. J.M. PerkinsUncredited
2004The Stepford WivesBobbie Markowitz
2005The Divine Bette MidlerHerselfDocumentary
2007Then She Found MeBernice Graves
2008The WomenLeah Miller
2010Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty GaloreKitty Galore (voice)
2012Casting ByHerselfDocumentary
2012Parental GuidanceDiane Decker
201320 Feet from StardomHerselfDocumentary
2017Freak ShowMuv
2019The Addams FamilyGrandmama (voice)
2020The GloriasBella Abzug
2021The Addams Family 2Grandmama (voice)
2022Hocus Pocus 2Winifred ‘Winnie’ Sanderson

Bette Midler’s TV Shows

YearTitleRoleNotes
1970The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonHerself11 episodes
1975CherHerselfEpisode: “#1.1”
1976Vegetable SoupWoody the Spoon (voice)Unknown episodes
1976The Bette Midler ShowHerselfTelevision special
1977Ol’ Red Hair is BackHerselfTelevision special
1977Bing! A 50th Anniversary GalaHerselfTelevision special
1977Rolling Stone Magazine: The 10th AnniversaryHerselfTelevision special
1979Saturday Night LiveHerselfEpisode: “Buck Henry/Bette Midler”
1984A Celebration of Life: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.HerselfTelevision special
1984Superstars of Comedy Salute the ImprovHerselfTelevision special
1984Art or BustHerself / Divine Miss M.Television special
1984MTV Video Music AwardsHerself / Co-HostTelevision special
1988The Mondo Beyondo ShowMondo BeyondoTelevision special
1988Mickey’s 60th BirthdayHerselfTelevision special
1990Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to ComeHerselfTelevision special
1990The Earth Day SpecialMother NatureTelevision special
1991Walt Disney World’s 20th Anniversary CelebrationHerselfTelevision special
1992Shelley Duvall’s Bedtime StoriesNarratorEpisode: “Weird Parents”
1993GypsyMama RoseTelevision film
1993The SimpsonsHerself (voice)Episode: “Krusty Gets Kancelled”
1995SeinfeldHerselfEpisode: “The Understudy”
1997Diva Las VegasHerself / Divine Miss M.Television special; also executive producer
1997The NannyHerselfEpisode: “You Bette Your Life”
1998, 2018Murphy BrownCaprice Morton (née Feldman)2 episodes
1999Jackie’s BackHerselfTelevision film
2000–2001BetteBette18 episodes; also executive producer
2001CrossoverHerselfTelevision special
2003A Barry Manilow Christmas: Live by RequestHerselfTelevision special
2006–2007American MastersHerself / Narrator2 episodes
2009The Magic 7HerselfTelevision film
2009Loose WomenHerself / Guest HostEpisode: “#13.107”
2009The Royal Variety PerformanceHerselfTelevision special
2009The Marriage RefHerselfEpisode: “Episode Eleven”
2009Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-ListHerselfEpisode: “Place Your Bette”
2010The Showgirl Must Go OnHerselfTelevision special; also director and producer
2010Paul O’Grady’s ChristmasHerselfTelevision special
2013Project RunwayHerself / Guest JudgeEpisode: “The Ultimate Hard and Soft”
2014Inside ComedyHerselfEpisode: “Bette Midler & Richard Belzer”
2014Bette Midler: One Night OnlyHerselfTelevision special
2016The VoiceHerself / Adviser6 episodes
2018The Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween BashHerself / Winifred SandersonTelevision special
2019–2020The PoliticianHadassah Gold8 episodes
2020Saturday Night SederHerselfTelevision special
2020Coastal ElitesMiriam NesslerTelevision special

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