Betty DeGeneres

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We learned recently that daytime TV’s Ellen DeGeneres Show is coming to an end next year after 19 seasons.

Her show made its debut just a couple of years after I met and interviewed her mom, Betty DeGeneres.

In 1999, Betty published a book called “Love, Ellen,” a memoir of her relationship with her famous daughter — and the challenges both mother and daughter experienced when Ellen revealed her sexual orientation.

Betty DeGeneres celebrated her 91st birthday last week.