Two-time Oscar nominee Bette Midler will perform at the Oscars next month
The event’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today (Feb 19) in a statement: "We are thrilled to have Bette perform on the Oscars for the very first time.”
They added: “We believe she will make our Oscar telecast an especially moving evening.”
Further details about Midler's Academy Awards’ performance have not been released.
Although she initially found fame as a singer, Bette Midler also developed a successful second career as an actor, and received lead actress nominations for her performances in The Rose and For the Boys.
She has also received three Grammys, three Emmys and a special Tony award for her contribution to the 1974 Broadway season.
The 86th Academy Awards will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and will air live Sunday, Mar 2/Monday Mar 3.