After 3 days of not finding a THING on Bette Midler & Martin and Sophie von Haselberg that didn't appear to simply be scrubbed pr fluff, I find a couple random articles with tiny bits and BAM!
I just found the following bizarre interview of Harry Kipper from 1986...
"Well, my family has been in metal trading and banking for about 300 years and I got into it through them before I went to drama school."
So his family is in banking, huh? Where? Germany?
BM's dad worked as a painter for the Navy in Hawaii. Might be a thing. Might not
Well divers, those are the crumbs. I hope they lead you further than they lead me. I think there's more to her husband's banking/military history &maybe something to Sophie's being groomed at that school and then sent to China to work in advert. Post finds below!
Midler Family Foundation "matches inner city kids with professional theater artists to create original theatre."
seems like no biggie till you see her Jeckyl Foundation "has provided aid to health organizations working in Haiti." Laura Silsby?
Follow this to the end and make note of any places you might want to dig further. This is quite a tangled web of sick people.
Ms.Mildew a.k.a. Bette Midler, now forever known simply as BM, involved herself in the Haiti scene via her Jeckyl Foundation which is heavily focused on children.