Bette Midler made her film debut in the 1979 movie “The Rose,” and now she’s been honored with her very own rose, which is now on display at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.
Bette’s rose, “The Divine Miss M,” was created to honor her work to ensure green space for every New Yorker through her non profit, the New York Restoration Project, which renovates and restores neglected NYC parks.
Bette was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “The Rose,” but lost out to Sally Field for “Norma Rae,” and at the charity’s annual gala at the Botanical Gardens she joked, “I didn’t win the Oscar for [The Rose]. Of course, I never think about it. But I do want to say right now, there’s no Norma Rae rose.”
Bette’s rose, is set to go on sale to the public in 2020, and proceeds from the sale will go to the New York Restoration Project.