Happy Birthday, Ellen DeGeneres!
After being named Showtime’s Funniest Person in America and several cameos in movies and television shows, Ellen was finally given her own sitcom, Ellen (named These Friends of Mine during its first season), in 1994. For four years, she had viewers cracking up and the show was instantly popular. Although Ellen was cancelled in 1998, the show is still referred to as the “female Seinfeld,” mainly because of DeGeneres’s delivery and observational humor.
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