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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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Dwight Hemion
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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

Language:

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

Featured in Biography: Bette Midler (2004) See more »

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Shooting the Breeze
Written and performed by Bette Midler & Dustin Hoffman
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Wonderful Show
9 August 2002 | by Brandon HallSee all my reviews

This was a great show, and if you see any of Bette's other shows, this one was really toned down because it was aired on TV. Bette covers all of the songs from her career until the "Broken Blossom" album. Special guest appearance by Dustin Hoffman who sings the song "Shooting the Breeze" with Bette, music for the song written by Dustin Hoffman and lyrics by Bette Midler. This is a great show and it contains a great version of "Hello in There." Other songs include: Friends, Do You Want to Dance, and Shiver Me Timbers. A must see for any Bette Midler fan. A very wonderful show and a 10 out of 10. Another job well done by Bette Midler.


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