Bette Midler & Daughter Sophie Von Haselberg Attend Tony Awards
Bette Midler and her daughter Sophie von Haselberg attended the 2017 Tony Awards.
BETTE MIDLER & DAUGHTER SOPHIE VON HASELBERG AT THE TONHY AWARDS
Midler, 71, won her first Tony award for her starring role in “Hello, Dolly!” Her acceptance speech was minutes long, and she even hushed the orchestra that attempted to play her off the stage.”I just want to say…oh shut that crap off,” she said, to which the orchestra obliged.
In all the pandemonium tonight I neglected to thank the brilliant ensemble of “Hello Dolly”, whom I adore. Please forgive me kids! I’m old!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) June 12, 2017
Von Haselberg, 30, also acts, and is best known for co-starring in Woody Allen‘s Irrational Man. She also recently played Tanya Benson in the fifth season of House of Cards, as well as a lawyer on HBO movie The Wizard of Lies.
“My mom, when I was a kid, would tell me, ‘Save yourself.’ She didn’t want me to go into the business, even though in the back of my mind I always knew it was what I would end up doing,” Sophie said in a recent interview with Town & Country. “I tried to focus on other things for a long time, but eventually I wanted it so badly that I couldn’t anymore. I didn’t want to go through life being miserable because I couldn’t do the one thing I wanted to do.”
The pair definitely looked like mother and daughter on the red carpet before the big show. Midler has been married to Martin von Haselberg since 1984, and wed just six weeks after they met. Sophie has accompanied her mother to many high-profile events, including last year’s Met Gala.