HISTORY'S Moment in Media: Ellen DeGeneres, the LGBTQ TV Icon | MediaVillage - First televised homosexual ellen degeneres
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. Shortly after, Ellen's mother married Roy Gruessendorf, a salesman. Betty Jane and Ellen moved with DeGeneres' first regular TV role was in a short-lived Fox sitcom called Open House. She played the role of Margo Van. "The Puppy Episode" is a two-part episode of the situation comedy television series Ellen. The episode was written by series star Ellen DeGeneres with Mark Driscoll, Tracy . The LGBT media watchdog group Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Disney rejected the first draft of the script, with Disney executive Dean.