Gotta Love New Orleans

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Ellen DeGeneres

Before Ellen became America's sweetheart and an icon of the LGBT community, she was a humble girl working a host of odd jobs in New Orleans waiting for her big break. DeGeneres worked as an oyster shucker, a vacuum saleswoman and a waitress before her acting career took off. 

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