From the Buffalo News:
Bette Midler has always been quotable. Often she’s been definitive. Back when she was only a recent emigrant from New York’s Continental baths, the Divine Miss M observed about Karen Carpenter that there was nothing wrong with her singing, “it’s her drumming that sucks.” When she met Queen Elizabeth after a command performance, she informed us all back home “honey’s she’s the whitest woman you ever saw.”
It has been a long-established fact that Midler is one of the greatest talkers – and wisecrackers – extant. What that means is that some of the luckiest people in Western New York and Southern Ontario are those who have bought tickets for Midler’s two sold-out shows (7 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 p.m. Monday) at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.