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Nurse Ellen DeGeneres?

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Daytime talk show host and funnywoman Ellen DeGeneres recently donned a nurses’ cap and white shoes to play a nurse in the Broadway musical Promises, Promises.

DeGeneres, a former American Idol judge and passionate music lover, made a cameo appearance in the Tony-nominated show on Tuesday, September 7th. She appeared in a scene with Broadway dynamo Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes. Chenoweth expressed admiration for DeGeneres’ work.

Want to see a clip of DeGeneres in action? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Ellen DeGeneres Show will run a clip of her performance on Tuesday September 21.

Can you name any other famous nurse performances? Who’s your favorite actor or actress to don a nurses’ uniform?

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Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

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One Response to Nurse Ellen DeGeneres?

  1. shawn reel

    Helen Hunt another actress tlk sow host actually is a nurse does’nt play one on tv but hs her own mrnng tlk show