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    • Bette was Johnny's final guest on the second to the last broadcast (May 21, 1992) of his late night talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. After the conversation turned to Carson's favorite songs, "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Here's That Rainy Day," Midler mentioned she knew a chorus of the latter. She began singing the song, and after the first line, Johnny joined in, turning it into a touching impromptu duet. Bette, finishing her appearance from center stage, slowly sang "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)." Carson became unexpectedly tearful, and a shot of them was captured by a never-before-used-on-stage camera angle from across the set. This poignant episode of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson immediately went down in the annals of televison history as a classic, and Midler would receive an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program (1992) or her role in it.

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