Ellen Degeneres

Ellen DeGeneres may have a regular (but glamorous) day job today as the host of her own talk show, but once, she floated from job to job. She was a bartender, vacuum salesperson, house painter, waitress, JC Penney sales clerk, and in her hometown of New Orleans, as a rite of passage, she shucked oysters. In her biography Ellen: A Biography, she wrote: "When you live in New Orleans, you're bound to be an oyster shucker, aren't ya?"

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  1. Debbie • October 27, 2015 @ 12:14 AM

    I am original, and I don’t mind being first. Very interesting to read about these people. I have a few similarities. We all probably do. Not much else to say. Nice to know the real names of people, too. I guess not a big discussion-type read, but glad was posted. I like to know the history of things and people.

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