Definitions for "The Rose"
Keywords:  bette, midler, rose, forrest, addled
The Rose is a 1979 film which tells the story of a 1960s drug-addled rock music star whose life comes unraveled when she travels to her home town in Florida to put on a concert in order to show the people she grew up with that she had "made it." The story is loosely based on the life of Janis Joplin. The film stars Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton, Barry Primus and David Keith.
The Rose was an Elizabethan theatre. It was the fourth of the public theatres to be built, after The Theatre (1576), the Curtain (1577), and the theatre at Newington Butts (ca. 1580?)—and the first of several playhouses to be situated in Bankside, Southwark, in a liberty outside the jurisdiction of the City of London's civic authorities.
"The Rose" is a pop song written by Amanda Mc Broom and featured in the 1979 movie The Rose, in which it was performed by Bette Midler. Midler hit #3 on the U.S. pop charts with her version, which was certified as a gold single. Since then it has been covered by a variety of artists.