Midler, 63, is currently starring in "Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On" at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. The show is in the midst of a two-year run, replacing the long-running Celine Dion's residency.
Midler is also working on her 15th studio album, due for release in March 2010.
Equally known for her singing and acting, Midler has won four Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award. She has two Academy Award nominations.
Midler's daughter, Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Haselberg, graduated from Yale in 2008 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in East Asian Studies.Midler was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.