Bette Midler, a multi-Grammy Award-winning singer, comedian, and author, has demonstrated that she is a very skilled actress in a number of dramatic and comic roles. 

Midler received her education in acting from the University of Hawaii, and she began her career as a singer by playing in gay bathhouses with Barry Manilow providing musical support on the piano.

After the success of her debut album, “The Divine Miss M,” in November 1972, and her second album, “Bette Midler,” in November 1973, Bette quickly rose to the top of the music industry.

Following a string of supporting appearances in movies and TV shows, she shocked her audiences with her performance as a hard-partying rock star in The Rose (1979), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award.

List of All Bette Midler’s Movies

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

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