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Ellen DeGeneres: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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In 1997 Ellen DeGeneres made television history when she came out to the American public on her nationally syndicated sitcom. In spite of the controversy stirred by this personal revelation, Ellen DeGeneres has gone on to become on one the most popular personalities in Hollywood. With her own highly rated daily talk show, a lucrative ad campaign with American Express, and a successful turn as Oscar host to her credit, she has become one of America's leading female comedians and won her has place a household name. High profile romances with actresses Anne Heche and fiance Portia de Rossi, have also made a her an unassuming champion for gay and lesbian rights. Ellen Degeneres' monumental success, however, belies a painful childhood and uncertain career beginnings. This comprehensive and intriguing biography explores the life events that shaped the hilarious public figure we know today.

Complete with a chronology of significant events, illustrations, and a bibliography of print and electronic resources, this detailed biography is ideal for general readers looking to learn more about their favorite star or for those seeking information on groundbreaking members of the gay and lesbian community.

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This relatively brief biography on entertainer Ellen DeGeneres summarizes her childhood, her emergence as a stand-up comedian, her success on television and ultimately her positive influence as a role model for the gay and lesbian communities. Iannucci, an independent scholar, maintains a fairly straightforward and objective tone throughout, with the focus more on DeGeneres' professional accomplishments than on her private life. A timeline of events, photographs and a detailed bibliography are also included. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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With her highly rated daily talk show, a lucrative ad campaign with American Express, and a successful turn as Oscar host to her credit, Ellen DeGeneres has become one of America's leading female comedians. This volume explores the many faces of the groundbreaking star.

Synopsis:

This latest volume in the Greenwood Biographies series explores the many faces of Ellen DeGeneres as groundbreaking gay icon, child abuse survivor, and Hollywood's leading funny lady.

About the Author

LISA IANNUCCI is an independent scholar.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Foreword

Timeline: Events in the Life of Ellen DeGeneres

Chapter 1 The Birth of a Star

Chapter 2 Striking Out on Her Own

Chapter 3 A Funny Thing Happened

Chapter 4 The Puppy Episode

Chapter 5 Yup, Im Gay.

Chapter 6 The Aftermath

Chapter 7 Bouncing Back

Chapter 8 Just Keep Dancing

Appendix A

Awards

Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313353703
Author:
Iannucci, Lisa
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
Television personalities
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Lesbian Studies
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Specific Groups - Lesbians
Subject:
Comedians -- United States.
Subject:
Television personalities -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Series:
Greenwood Biographies
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.20 in. .80 lbs.

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Actors » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Film and Television » Comedians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » Women
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , With her highly rated daily talk show, a lucrative ad campaign with American Express, and a successful turn as Oscar host to her credit, Ellen DeGeneres has become one of America's leading female comedians. This volume explores the many faces of the groundbreaking star.
"Synopsis" by , This latest volume in the Greenwood Biographies series explores the many faces of Ellen DeGeneres as groundbreaking gay icon, child abuse survivor, and Hollywood's leading funny lady.
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