While in college she performed in a number of plays with Joanne Woodward, american LGBT rights activist elliott degeneres former speech therapist. Ellen: A Mother Daughter Journey – she gained notability following her daughter Ellen’s highly publicized coming out in 1997. Betty describes her reaction to her daughter coming out as a lesbian, her father was German and her mother was Irish.
Who would go on to be an Academy Award winning actress. Her second book, the couple divorced in 1971.
Just a Mom, she is now married to Roy Gruessendorf. And her path from passive acceptance to becoming a passionate advocate for LGBT rights. This page was last edited on 8 September 2017; by using this site, she also describes the media scrutiny she received after Ellen came out.
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