James Lipton Biography

James Lipton

Quick Facts Of James Lipton

Celebrated Name James Lipton
Age 93 Years
Nick Name N/A
Birth Name Louis James Lipton
Birth Date 1926-09-16
Gender Male
Profession Writer
Place Of Birth Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Nationality American
Birth Nation USA
Death Date March 2, 2020
Place Of Death Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Cause Of Death Bladder Cancer
Famous For Host, Writer, Teacher, Actor, Producer, Lyricist
Education Wayne State University
Religion Atheism
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity White
Father Lawrence Lipton
Mother Betty Weinberg
Marital Status Married
Spouse Nina Foch (M. 1954; Div. 1959) and Kedakai Turner (M. 1970; Until hid death on 2020)
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Body Build/Type Average
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Brown
Weight Will Update Soon...
Net Worth $6 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia,Instagram,Twitter,Facebook

James Lipton is a famous American writer. Besides being an author, he has garnered high acclaim for his works as a producer and a director. One of his most successful series was Inside the Actors Studio which began to air in 1994. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is James Lipton famous for?

  • An American writer, lyricist, actor, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City.

When was James Lipton born?

Recalling his early life, James was born in 1926. His birthplace was in Detroit, Michigan. He was the only son of Lawrence Lipton and his wife, Betty. His mother worked as a teacher while his father was a journalist.

Due to the financial hardships that his family was going through when he was young, He was forced to work when he was only 13. Around this period, he went ahead and offered his services to The Detroit Times as a newspaper copy boy. 

Where is James Lipton educated?

Concerning his education, James schooled at the Central High School situated in Detroit. Afterward, he joined Wayne State University where he only studied for one year. Soon, he was drafted to join the United States Air Force.

What is James Lipton doing?

  • During the 1940s, James Lipton went ahead and worked with WXYZ Radio where he played the role of The Lone Ranger. When World War II came to an end, he migrated to Paris. He did not spend much time here before making his return to the U.S. to focus on his acting career.
  • His acting career took off with the role he played in a Broadway show dubbed The Autumn Garden - 1951. In the same year, he also landed himself a role in the TV show called Pulitzer Prize Playhouse. Similarly, he also featured in yet another show in 1951 called Armstrong Circle Theatre.
  • His big break in the TV industry came in 1952 when he featured as Dr. Dick Grant in Guiding Light. This was a recurrent role that he went ahead and played for about ten years. Other shows that he featured in during this decade include The Web, and You Are There.
  • His acting career was moderately successful as he featured in other TV shows such as The Simpsons, Cold Squad, Family Guy, Saturday Night Live, Glee, and Suburgatory.
  • With a significant focus on coming up with an actors’ educational program, James Lipton founded Actors Studio Drama School in 1994. 
  • The same year, he initiated a project at the school dubbed Inside the Actors Studio. This was a show that called on successful individuals in the film industry to answer students’ questions. The interview sessions were recorded and broadcasted on TV. This project earned Lipton's major recognition for his creativity in the show.
  • He was awarded France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2014 for his work in the show.
  • In September 2018, He declared that he was stepping down from the program after more than 24 years.
  • In 2004, 2005, 2013, and 2019, He appeared on several episodes of Arrested Development as Warden Stefan Gentles

Who was James Lipton married to?

Reflecting on his personal life, James got married twice in his life. Nina Foch was his first wife. This marriage lasted for about six years before it came to an end in 1959. 

In 1970, he married Kedakai Turner, a model. The pair enjoying their life happily until his death on 02nd March 2020 due to bladder cancer at the age of 93.

What is James Lipton's worth?

Being a TV personality, James earns a decent amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the entertainment industry. Based on some online sites, his estimated net worth said to be $6 million at the time of his death. However, his salary and assets details are yet to be disclosed.

How tall was James Lipton?

Before his death, James stands a height of 5 feet 7 inches and his weighs is currently unknown. Similarly, he has a pair of brown eyes and dark brown hair color. Further, his other body information is yet to be disclosed. In the case of disclosed, we will let you know. 

Did You Know?

  • He is a member of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).
  • He was the creator and executive producer for President Jimmy Carter's Inaugural Gala, the first presidential inaugural gala to be televised. Also the producer of twelve Bob Hope birthday specials.
  • Humorously claims his wife Kedaki doesn't allow him to get a tattoo.

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