Bette Midler: Looking back on Miss Divine
This absolute icon turns 75 on December 1
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Bette Midler is easily one of the most genuinely entertaining stars Hollywood has ever had the pleasure of calling its own. And it's not only for her sheer talent across film, TV, music, and theater, but also for her impeccable sense of humor and her relentless charm. She never made her career about her own vanity, but rather about how she could make other people feel, and she’s never lost sight of her values, from gay rights to environmentalism.
It's hard to completely capture her vast career spanning over half a century and morphing through different mediums, let alone list all of the awards she's won, including Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys, and a Tony.
In this gallery, let's take a look at some major moments of her life and career, and celebrate the star who continues to give all she's got.
HEALTH Circadian rhythm
LIFESTYLE Global economy