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    • Bette, two weeks shy of her forty-first birthday, gave birth to her and husband Martin Hasselberg's only child, Sophie Frederica Alohilani von Hasselberg on November 14, 1986. Contrary to popular belief, Midler did not follow her mother's idea of naming her children after favorite entertainers. Bette chose her daughter's first name because she liked it, not to name her after Sophie Tucker, one of her favorite singer/comedians. The name Frederica was for Bette's father, Fred, and Alohilani is Hawaiian for "bright sky."

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