Sitcoms

In this April 5, 2017 photo released by Warner Bros., Oprah Winfrey, left, and Laura Dern appear with host Ellen DeGeneres at a taping of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Burbank, Calif. Twenty years ago Winfrey and Dern guest-starred with DeGeneres in an episode of her comedy series "Ellen," where she declared she was gay. The anniversary show will air on Friday. (Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. via AP)
April 27, 2017 - 12:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1997 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres kisses her Emmy backstage at the 49th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Calif. DeGeneres won the Emmy for outstanding writing in a comedy series for "Ellen." It was 20 years ago that Ellen DeGeneres made history as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out of the closet. The episode was watched by a staggering 44 million viewers. It won an Emmy for writing, a Peabody as a landmark in broadcasting and numerous other accolades. (AP Photo/Kevork Djanzezian, File)
April 27, 2017 - 10:39 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail,...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears backstage during the Oscars in Los Angeles. DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
April 27, 2017 - 10:16 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres can measure her career and personal success by several impressive yardsticks, including a popular daytime talk show and eight-year marriage to Portia de Rossi. But two decades ago, as star of the ABC sitcom "Ellen," she put herself and her career on the line when...
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FILE - This Feb. 19, 1982 file photo shows actress Erin Moran of the television show, "Happy Days" in Los Angeles. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday, April 22, 2017, after authorities received a 911 call. (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)
April 23, 2017 - 8:09 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56. Moran was found dead Saturday by emergency responders after a dispatcher for the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's department received a 911...
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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2008 file photo, Erin Moran arrives at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards in Los Angeles. Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died at age 56. Police in Harrison County, Indiana said that she had been found unresponsive Saturday, April 22, 2017, after authorities received a 911 call. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
April 22, 2017 - 11:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56. A statement from the sheriff's department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher "received a 911 call about an unresponsive female...
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