The INCOMPARABLE, The Divine Miss M
I have loved her from the beginning. I remember when I first saw Bette Midler in the early 1970s on the Johnny Carson show. I was in high school and would stay up whenever I knew she was going to be on the show. She is my hero because she has persevered in an industry that is not kind to anyone who doesn’t fit the mold—so she broke it. I have seen her perform live five times between 1981, in concert in Los Angeles, and 2017, in Hello, Dolly on Broadway. Her energy is incredible, her desire to connect with the audience is palpable, her comic timing is impeccable, her voice is unforgettable. Does my adulation show?