Born in Honolulu , Hawaii , Midler began her professional career in several Off-Off-Broadway plays, prior to her engagements in Fiddler on the Roof and Salvation on Broadway in the late s. She came to prominence in when she began singing in the Continental Baths , a local gay bathhouse where she managed to build up a core following. Since , Midler has released 14 studio albums as a solo artist, selling over 30 million records worldwide, and has received four Gold, three Platinum, and three Multiplatinum albums by RIAA. Midler also had starring roles in For the Boys and Gypsy , winning two additional Golden Globe Awards for these films and receiving a second Academy Award nomination for the former.
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Midler was raised in rural Aiea, Oahu , the third of four children of a house painter and his wife. She began singing as a child, and her mother encouraged an interest in theatre. By the time she graduated from high school , Midler had performed in several amateur shows. She studied for a year at the University of Hawaii but dropped out in order to pursue acting. In she landed her first professional role, a bit part in the film Hawaii She accompanied the film crew back to Hollywood, where she worked and saved money in order to move to New York City. After leaving the musical in , Midler spent time honing her craft, taking singing and acting lessons, and she began performing at the Continental Baths, a bathhouse catering to gay men. It was during her time at the Continental Baths that Midler began to develop her bawdy stage persona, The Divine Miss M, performing songs from a variety of genres and appearing in sometimes outrageous costumes while telling off-colour jokes between songs.