Bego's biography of the Divine Miss M covers the singer and actress's life from her early years in Hawaii where she was born to her current standing among the entertainment elite. Midler's career as a brassy and bawdy nightclub act moved up a rung when her cover of "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" entered the Top Ten in 1972. By 1979, she had earned an Oscar nomination and a Grammy for her contributions to the film The Rose. Since then she has won over audiences with her performances in Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Ruthless People, Beaches, and The First Wives Club, and earned a second Oscar nomination for For the Boys. As a singer, she's scored successes with "From a Distance" and the number one single "Wind Beneath My Wings." Fans of this all-around entertainer, who continues to appear in films and record music, will find that Bette Midler is the authoritative resource on the star's life.
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Mark Bego is the author of 40 books including George Strait: The Story of Country's Living Legend and Cher: If You Believe. He lives in Tucson, AZ.Review:
Singing, acting and conceptualizing are the forces that drive Bette Midler. Her dynamism is matched by Bego's enthusiasm for her career. They are both workaholics and his pride in her accomplishments is evident. For one workaholic to admire another - there is an abundance of talent and productivity. Bette's Midler's life shines with energy and Mark scatters stardust on a diva. (Angela Bowie, author of Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie)
Bette Midler is so funny, blunt, shocking and adorable, and she doesn't care what people think. Mark Bego brings her to life on these pages. He is so visual and cinematic in the way he describes her acts and her songs, you walk away understanding her gift. (Sally Kirkland, Actress)
The Divine Miss M meets the Prolific Mark Bego! Still Divine tells the whole story―from her beginnings in Hawaii, to her transformation into a glamourous diva. (Randy Jones, The Cowboy of Village People)
Another feather in Mark Bego's crown. . . . You can bet Bette will give you her best and all, anytime you call. She works! (Martha Reeves, Lead Singer of Martha & the Vandellas)
Bego has churned out more than 40 star bios in the last 25 years (Cher: If You Believe in 2001 and Madonna: Blonde Ambition in 2000), and he's in top form with this fast-paced, affectionate and incredibly detailed biography of the diminutive belter. Fans will also appreciate the exhaustive filmography, discography, concert tours, Web sites, memorable quotes from her films, and episode guide to her failed sitcom, Bette. (Publishers Weekly)
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Buchbeschreibung Cooper Square Press, New York, 2002. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Sehr guter Umschlag. xv, 395 p., with many pictures. Gutes Leseexemplar. Artikel-Nr. 077839