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Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back (1977)

A very toned down TV version of Bette and the Harletts stage act from the mid 70's. A pure sample of what her stage show is all about. Looking fierce and serving the Divine Miss M realness.

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Bette Midler ... Herself - Hostess
Dustin Hoffman ... Himself
Emmett Kelly ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Grean ... The Harlettes
Merle Miller Merle Miller ... The Harlettes
Sharon Redd Sharon Redd ... The Harlettes
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A very toned down TV version of Bette and the Harletts stage act from the mid 70's. A pure sample of what her stage show is all about. Looking fierce and serving the Divine Miss M realness.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

7 December 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bette Midler: Ol' Red Hair Is Back See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Connections

References Man from Atlantis (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Shooting the Breeze
Written and performed by Bette Midler & Dustin Hoffman
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Bette Midler declares, "The moral standards by which this country lives by have died."
12 April 2007 | by yieldyieldyieldSee all my reviews

"Primetime TV. Major networks. They said it couldn't be done," Midler quirks. Bette did it, however, and she did it right. From the moment she appeared on the stage, coming out of a giant clam shell and singing "Oklahoma!" with her cast of native dancers, she took control of nearly every television set in America.

Not that anyone was surprised. A performer of Bette's caliber always meets her audiences expectations. The show was simply divine. Very notable for a duet with Dustin Hoffman (The Graduate), "Shoot The Breeze," and an excellent rendition of "Do You Wanna Dance" that shifts into a wild performance of "Higher and Higher" without catching a breath.

For those that seen this when it aired (way before my time...), there is a neat little promotional commercial for her album Broken Blossom.


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