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Born: January 26, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: Cast ...
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father: Elliott DeGeneres. Insurance salesman. Divorced from DeGeneres' mother.
mother: Betty DeGeneres. Real estate broker, activist. Divorced from DeGeneres' father; had a brief marriage after she dropped out of college prior to wedding Elliott; became first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's Coming Out Project, which battles homophobia, in 1997.
brother: Vance DeGeneres. TV writer, comedian. Born c 1954; first big break came as part of the creative team for "The Mr. Bill Show", originally submitted to "Saturday Night Live" (NBC) by his New Orleans roommate Walter Williams and him as a comic home movie; wrote several episodes for the fantasy kid series "Eerie, Indiana" and the 1994 Emmy Awards; also wrote for "Ellen" during the "coming out" season; later was correspondent on the Jon Stewart hosted "The Daily Show" (Comedy Central).

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