Published On: Sun, May 31st, 2015

Bette Midler Wows at LA’s Staples Center

At 69 she's still got it!


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Bette Midler’s still got it. The critics are raving about her performance last week at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Variety wrote, “At 69 years-old, with legs like a Rockette and a voice as rich and smooth as velvet, Midler is such a charismatic wonder it’s a shame she doesn’t run for president. The legendary star has lost nothing of the bawdy wit and madcap antics — “I’m going to lift your spirits like a boob job, ” she teased the crowd — with which she started out in the late-1960’s, a ginger-haired, Hawaiian-born Jewess who cut her teeth on the great white way, where for three years she played Tzeitel in the original Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof, ” sweeping the stage with a broom, pining for a more glamorous life that would surely come.”

And in case you thought that this was just a one time example, Middler also blew away the crowd at the Honda Center in Anaheim Friday night.

The Orange County Register said, “At 69, the singer-actress-comedian still does it all: Songs that make you smile or laugh, songs that move your heart and soul. A quick wit and a bawdy sense of humor. Costumes that go from goofy – the bird-plumaged get-ups Midler and her three Harlettes donned midway through the night – to the glitz of the magenta sequined gown in which Midler closed her performance.”

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