Bette Midler Parents: Meet Ruth, Fred Midler

Bette Midler is an American actress, comedian, singer, and author.

Throughout her career, which spans over five decades, Midler has received numerous accolades, including four Golden Globe Awards, three  Grammy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and a Kennedy Center Honor, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards and a British Academy Film Award.

Bette Midler Parents

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Midler began her professional career in several off-off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late 1960s.

She came to prominence in 1970 when she began singing in the Continental Baths, a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following.

Bette Midler Parents: Meet Ruth, Fred Midler

Bette Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where her family was one of the few Jewish families in a mostly Asian neighborhood.

Her mother, Ruth, was a seamstress and housewife, and her father, Fred Midler, worked at a Navy base in Hawaii as a painter and was also a housepainter.

Both parents were born in New Jersey.