Bette Midler (1945- ) Singer, actress. Midler released her first album, The Divine Miss M, in 1972. The following year she received her first Grammy Award, for best new artist. She continued to release songs and albums throughout the 1970s, making frequent appearances on television and performing in nightclubs. In 1979 she appeared in her first starring role on the big screen, playing a rock star loosely based on Janis Joplin in The Rose.
8” x 10” color photograph signed, “to Paul Bette Midler”.