James Lipton Biography – James Lipton Wiki
James Lipton born James Louis Lipton was an American writer, lyricist, actor and producer. He was best known as the creator and host of the Bravo television series “Inside the Actors Studio.” “Inside the Actors Studio” had its debut in 1994. Notable guests on the show range include Paul Newman, Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steven Spielberg, Neil Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Sally Field, Sidney Lumet, and Dennis Hopper to name a few.
Lipton retired from the series in 2018. The show switched networks from Bravo to Ovation TV in 2019, and Lipton was replaced with a rotating selection of guest hosts. The Actors Studio moved from New School to Pace University in 2006, where Lipton served as dean emeritus.
In 1997, the show won the CableACE award for the year’s best talk show. It was nominated for 21 Primetime Emmys over the years. In 2013 it won the Emmy for outstanding informational series or special. And in 2016, Lipton won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for best reality show host.
According to The New York Times, his work as a writer included scripts for the soap operas “Another World,” “The Edge of Night” and “Guiding Light”; the book and lyrics for the Broadway musical “Sherry!” (1967); the novel “Mirrors” (1981); and the made-for-television movie “Copacabana” (1985). He also tried his hand at nonfiction, writing “An Exaltation of Larks” (1968), a popular book that explained the etymology of terms like “a pride of lions.”
James Lipton Age
Lipton was born on September 19, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. He died on March 2, 2020, in Manhattan, New York, U.S. He was 93 years old.
James Lipton Wife
James Lipton was married to his wife Kedakai Turner Lipton from 1970 to his death on March 2, 2020. He was previously married to his first wife Shirley Blanc and then to the actress Nina Foch from 1954 until their divorce in 1959.
James Lipton Children
James Lipton did not have children.
James Lipton Family
James Lipton Lipton was born as the only child of Elizabeth (Weinberg) Lipton, a teacher and librarian, and Lawrence Lipton, a journalist and beat poet.
James Lipton Death
James Lipton died at his home in Manhattan, New York on March 2, 2020, aged 93. James Lipton’s wife Kedakai Turner Lipton, said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “He lived each day as if it were his last. His work was his passion, loved what he did and all the people he worked with. He empowered people to do their best, and hopefully his spirit, curiosity and passion will live on.”
Frances Berwick, president of NBCU Lifestyle Networks and home to Bravo, said in a statement: “James Lipton was a titan of the film and entertainment industry and had a profound influence on so many. I had the pleasure of working with Jim for 20 years on Bravo’s first original series, his pride and joy Inside the Actors Studio. We all enjoyed and respected his fierce passion, contributions to the craft, comprehensive research and his ability to bring the most intimate interviews ever conducted with A-list actors across generations. Bravo and NBCUniversal send our deepest condolences to Jim’s wife, Kedakai, and all of his family.”
Pace University President Marvin Krislov said in a statement, “James Lipton was a great writer and actor, a great interviewer, and, most important, a great teacher. He was a revered leader of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, and we are all deeply saddened by this loss.”
James Lipton Cause of Death
James Lipton’s cause of death was bladder cancer.
James Lipton Net Worth
James Lipton’s net worth was estimated to be $6 million.
James Lipton Height
Lipton stood at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m).