Bette Midler Celebrates Her 75th Birthday | 22 Words

Bette Midler is nothing short of a Hollywood icon - and today, she celebrated the big 7-5 in style...

Bette Midler has been a beloved actress for decades.

She's the true definition of a star.

And there's one role she's known best for...

The best Halloween movie ever, Hocus Pocus.

For those of you who have never watched the movie, let's have a quick recap.

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Hocus Pocus came out in 1993 and tells the historic tale of a group of witches who, after been executed, have returned to Earth to get revenge.

Set in Salem, the story occurs in 1693.

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We watch as a young boy (Thackery Binx) discovers that his sister is missing so, in order to go and rescue her, he visits the house of witches.

Unfortunately, things don't go well for him there...

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And he is caught by the witches and turned into an immortal cat. Don't worry, it gets better than this, I promise...

Then, in a sudden turn of events, the Witches get caught.

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And you know what it meant for women back then if they were capable of anything magical, or if they had a slightly pointed nose, or crooked teeth, or just women in general...

They were executed.

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However, before they were killed, the 3 decide to cast a spell that guarantees them life again but on one condition...

A virgin must light the Black Flame candle.

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It's always a virgin, isn't it?

300 years later, on Halloween, they were back.

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The new boy in town, Max, decided that he would light the "forbidden" candle and suddenly, the trio have been released. Great going, Max!

And now, the sisters were free to play havoc.

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But with the help of the talking cat, Binx, who also thinks Max is a bit of an idiot, the children take down the sisters.

This film received mixed reviews at the time, but it has definitely grown on audiences over the years.

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And now, everyone can't help but watch it over and over - a fun film for all the family.

And things have just got even better with the new announcement.

Rumors of the new movie started all the way back in 2017, when the original screenwriter, Mick Garris, said that he had heard rumors of Hocus Pocus 2 moving ahead as a movie, with a script already in development.

Shortly afterward, Disney made the official confirmation that a second film was in the works...

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But they said that it would be a reboot rather than a direct sequel.

However, October 2019 brought the news that Hocus Pocus 2 would indeed be a sequel to the original...

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And it will be available to watch on Disney's new streaming service, Disney+. They really love to toy with our emotions, don't they?

And then, months after her co-stars revealation, Bette Midler broke her silence.

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, Midler, seventy-four, said that she would "absolutely" be up for reprising her iconic role as Winifred Sanderson.

She also added that she "can't wait to fly again"...

Making reference to her broom-stick-dwelling days.

Aside from her acting props, Midler is known for being hilarious on Twitter.

And today, the star made a slightly surprising announcement.

She's celebrating her seventy-fifth birthday!

And many people were quick to offer their well-wishes.

She shared the big news on Twitter.

We can't believe it!

Happy birthday to Bette!

And for more from Midler, scroll on for a potentially exciting movie reunion ...