Born on December 1st, 1945
From Honolulu, Hawaii
On a USO tour during World War II, entertainer Eddie Sparks (James Caan) needs a partner to round out his act. Soon after hiring performer Dixie Leonard (Bette Midler), Eddie decides he wants her out of the show -- mostly because she upstages him. Dixie is close to leaving of her own accord, but her uncle, Art Silver (George Segal), convinces her to stay. As the years and wars go by, Eddie and Dixie experience a tumultuous relationship onstage and off while they continue the act for the troops.
Bombastic wannabe actress Sandy Borzinsky (Bette Midler) and persnickety Hollywood hopeful Lauren Ames (Shelley Long) land in the same popular acting class and immediately find they can't stand one another. Worse still, the natural adversaries realize they share the same boyfriend, Michael Sanders (Peter Coyote), who then dies suddenly in an explosion. Believing he's still alive, they set out to find him, only to discover they're being chased by spies, and that Michael is not who they thought.