Her stuck moment: Degeneres struggled with revealing her sexual orientation to the general public, fearing she may damage her show business career.
She takes a stand: In 1997, she found resolve to famously come out personally on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and professionally on her sitcom “Ellen” as character Ellen Morgan.
Unstuck result: The show “Ellen” won an Emmy for best comedy writing (but was canceled a season later). Ellen, the person, has since earned wide-ranging success with her talk show, endorsements, and hosting of the Emmy and Academy award shows.
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