First Aired: January 11, 2004
Ellen DeGeneres is profiled. The episode features a wealth of archival clips; and comments from such friends as Melissa Etheridge, Kathy Najimy and Henry Winkler. Included: her success as a stand-up comic, including her first time on “The Tonight Show”; her foray into TV with the sitcom “These Friends of Mine,” which morphed into “Ellen”; and the impact coming out as a lesbian had on her career. Also: her stint as host of the 2001 Emmy Awards; and her day-time talk show.
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- Rating: TV-14
- Premise: Interviews and archival clips chronicle celebrity lives, emphasizing, wherever possible, details that are lurid or controversial. (more)