Ellen is of Caucasian descent.
Ellen has been trained to mime by Jaques Le Coq and Marcel Marceau, while in Paris.
Ellen describes herself as an avid hat collector.
As of January 2008, Ellen lives in Los Angeles, California.
For thirty years, Ellen taught drama and dance.
In 2002, Ellen appeared in a television commercial for Double Delight Oreo cookies.
In 1999, Ellen was nominated for a Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Supporting Actress for her role in the 1998 film 54.
Ellen was married to Eugene Dow from 1950 until October 11, 2004, the date of his death.
Ellen is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority.
Ellen was one of the regulars on The Golden Girls. She played four different characters in the show over the years.
Ellen: There's nothing like beginnings.