American actress, comedian, singer, and novelist Bette Midler also writes. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 1, 1945. She attended Radford High School in Honolulu, where in the school’s 1961 Hoss Election, she was chosen as “Most Talkative,” and in her senior year, “Most Dramatic.” She studied drama as her major at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

She pledged Delta Phi Epsilon while a student at the university and is a former member of the sorority. She won her first professional theatrical part in 1965’s Miss Nefertiti Regrets and Cinderella Revisited, two off-off-Broadway productions by Tom Eyen that were intended for children by day and adults at night, respectively.

In Fiddler on the Roof, she appeared on Broadway from 1966 to 1969 as Tzeitel. Her New York Restoration Project, or NYRP, was launched in 1995. It is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to renovate neglected public parks in districts of New York City that are struggling economically. She received the Kennedy Center Honor at the Medallion Ceremony in December 2021 in honor of her career-long achievements in the performing arts.

Bette Midler
Bette Midler

Over the course of a career spanning more than five decades, she has won a great deal of recognition. These include four Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy nominations, three Primetime Emmy nominations, two Tony nominations, a Kennedy Center Honor, and three Grammy awards. There have also been nominations for two Academy Awards and one British Academy Film Award.

Who is Bette Midler’s Father Fred Midler?

Bette Midler’s father is Fred Midler. Her dad worked as a painter at a Navy post in Hawaii and was also a house painter.


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