Kathie Lee Gifford Biography – Kathie Lee Gifford Wiki
Kathie Lee Gifford born Kathryn Lee Epstein, is an American television host, singer, songwriter, and author. She was born on August 16, 1953 in Paris, France.
Prior to NBC News, Gifford served as the co-host of “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” for 15 years, where she received 11 Emmy nominations. She was also a correspondent for “Good Morning America” for three years. In 2015 Gifford was inducted into the Broadcast & Cable Hall of Fame.
Gifford has starred in numerous television programs and movies. She has her own record label and has written several musicals including Broadway’s SCANDALOUS, which received a Tony nomination for Best Actress in 2012. Gifford also starred on Broadway in “Putting it Together” and “Annie.” She recently debuted three new songs, “Love Me to Death”, “He Saw Jesus” and “Jesus Is His Name” with Grammy-winning, Brett James. Each song debuted #1 on iTunes. She has just wrapped principal photography on THEN CAME YOU, a film she has written, produced and starred in alongside Craig Ferguson. Gifford co-wrote all eight songs for the movie, alongside Grammy winner writer/producer, Brett James.
Gifford authored four NY Times bestselling books including “The Rock, The Road and the Rabbi”, “Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg,” “I Can’t Believe I Said That,” and the popular children’s book “Party Animals.” This October she’ll be releasing a new children’s book called, “The Gift That I Can Give.”
Gifford lends support to numerous children’s organizations including Childhelp and the Association to Benefit Children, which spawned Cassidy’s Place and Cody House, named after her two children. A devoted humanitarian, she received an honorary degree from Marymount University for her humanitarian work in labor relations.
Kathie Lee Gifford Age
She was born on August 16, 1953 in Paris, France.
Kathie Lee Gifford Parents
She was born to American parents, Joan, a singer, and Aaron Epstein, a musician and former US Navy Chief Petty Officer.
Kathie Lee Gifford Husband
Kathie Lee married her first husband Paul Johnson in 1976. Johnson moved out in 1981 and the pair divorced in 1982. Kathie Lee married her second husband Frank Gifford, an American football player and television sports commentator on October 18, 1986. They had two children together. Frank died from natural causes at their Greenwich, Connecticut, home on August 9, 2015.
Kathie Lee Gifford Children
She has two children, Cody Newton Gifford who was born on March 22, 1990 and Cassidy Erin Gifford who was born on August 2, 1993.
Kathie Lee Gifford Salary
She earns a salary of around $2 million per year.
Kathie Lee Gifford Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Kathie Lee Gifford Ethnicity
Her paternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish from Saint Petersburg and her paternal grandmother was of Native American ancestry. Her mother was of French-Canadian, English and German descent.
Kathie Lee Gifford Wine
She launched GIFFT, a line of wine with the Scheid Family Vineyards in Monterey, CA.
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