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Betty DeGeneres

Born: May 20, 1930

Birthplace: New Orleans

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Betty DeGeneres

Date of Birth : May 20, 1930
Birth Place : New Orleans

Betty DeGeneres is an American LGBT rights activist. She is the mother of Ellen and Vance DeGeneres and the first non-gay spokeswoman for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project and an active member of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She gained notability following her daughter Ellen's highly publicized coming out in 1997.


  • Writer
  • Speech therapist

Also known as

  • Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer


  • Elliott DeGeneres
  • Roy Gruessendorf


  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Vance DeGeneres

Awards Won

  • Bridge Builder Award
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