A woman of many talents, "The Divine Miss M" was born in Hawaii in 1945.
The song that brought her the greatest fame was The Rose, which she sang first for a movie of the same name. Amanda McBroom composed the song that became such a huge hit for Midler.
A Broadway star in the sixties, she later became a screen actress.
Another big movie and musical hit for Midler was written by Larry Henley and Jeff Silbar. The title? The Wind Beneath my Wings.