• Actress, comedian and singer Bette Midler also known (by her informal stage name) as The Divine Miss M.

• During her more than forty-year career, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards; and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards, and a special Tony Award.

• Her biggest hit, “Wind Beneath My Wings”, which went to #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100, achieved Platinum status, and won Midler her third Grammy Award – for Record of the Year – at the 1990 telecast and her rendition of the 1990 “From a Distance” also earned a Grammy award (for the song’s composer Julie Gold), and became her longest running #1

• Midler has guest-starred in various sitcoms over the years.

• In 1995, Midler founded the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization with the goal of revitalizing neglected neighborhood parks in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of New York City.

• Bette Midler host an Annual Hulaween Gala to benefit the New York Restoration Project at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel each year around October 31st. Guest have included singer Gloria Estefan, Kathy Griffin, Rosie O’Donnell, Martha Stewart, Michael Kors, etc.

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