James Lipton

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Biography

  • Birth Name: James Lipton
  • Birth Place: Detroit, MI
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/19/1926, Virgo
  • Profession: TV host; writer; actor; producer
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James Lipton Fast Facts:
  • Originally planned to be a lawyer; took up acting as a side job to pay the bills.
  • Spent more than 10 years studying theatrical arts, modern dance and ballet with masters such as Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and Robert Lewis.
  • Made his Broadway debut in 1951 in Lillian Hellman's The Autumn Garden, directed by his acting teacher Harold Clurman.
  • Spent 10 years on Guiding Light in the 1950s as Dr. Dick Grant.  
  • Wrote the book and lyrics for two Broadway musicals: Nowhere to Go but Up and Sherry! A cast album for Sherry! was created in 2005, starring Nathan Lane, Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Tommy Tune and Mike Myers.
  • Executive produced 12 Bob Hope birthday specials and former president Jimmy Carter's inaugural gala.
  • Is best known as the host of Inside the Actors Studio, where performers and directors discuss their lives, inspirations and craft before an audience of students from New York's Actors Studio.
  • Is a licensed pilot, a horseman and a Chevalier of France's Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.
  • James Lipton Relationships:
  • Betty Lipton - Mother
  • Kedakai Turner - Wife
  • Lawrence Lipton - Father
  • Nina Foch - Ex-wife
  • James Lipton Awards:
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational) - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational) - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series (Traditional) - Nominee
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Special - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational) - Nominee
  • 2008 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series or Special - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series or Special - Winner
  • 1999 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

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