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Facts of James Lipton

Full Name: James Lipton
Age: 96 years 8 months
Birth Date: September 19,1926
Horoscope: Virgo
Lucky Number: 10
Lucky Stone: Sapphire
Lucky Color: Green
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Capricorn
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan
Father's Name: Betty
Mother's Name: Lawrence Lipton
Marital Status: Married
Gender: male
Husband / Wife Name: Kedakai Turner
Profession: actor, academic, choreographer, interviewer, author, scriptwriter, and producer
Education: Wayne State University
Height / How tall? : 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Net Worth: $6 million
Nationality: American
Hair Color: Dark brown
Eye Color: Brown
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James Lipton was an American actor, academic, choreographer, interviewer, author, scriptwriter, and producer.

He was recognized for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994).

What is James Lipton Famous For?

  • Was an American actor, academic, choreographer, interviewer, author, scriptwriter, and producer.
  • Was a member of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).

James Lipton: Age, Bio, Parents, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

James Lipton was born on September 19, 1926, in Detroit, Michigan. He was born to father Betty (Weinberg), a teacher and librarian, and mother Lawrence Lipton (originally Israel Lipschitz), a writer and beatnik poet. His birth name was Louis James Lipton. His maternal grandparents were Russian Jews and his father was a Polish Jewish immigrant (from Lodz).

He was the only child born to his parents. His parents divorced when he was quite young. Initially, he chose to pursue a stable and staid career as a lawyer. He originally took up acting as a sideline to finance his law studies but eventually, he shifted the focus of his career to acting.

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Caption: James Lipton(Source: The Wrap)

Education Details

James joined Central High School in Detroit. He attended Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He studied acting for two and a half years with Stella Adler, four years with Howard Clurman, and two years with Robert Lewis.

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On March 2, 2020, Lipton died of bladder cancer at his home in Manhattan at the age of 93.

All About James Lipton’s Career

He made his way towards New York City and undertook twelve years of intensive studies in the performing arts. He studied acting and directing under Stella Adler.

In addition, he also took acting lessons from Harold Clurman and Robert Lewis. James learned movie/TV production and directing at New York University and The New School. Moreover, he took voice training, modern dance, classical ballet, and jazz technique.

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Caption: James Lipton (Source: USA Today)

He made his appearance in “The Autumn Garden” on Broadway in 1951. Furthermore, he also made his appearances in several TV soap operas, joining the cast of Guiding Light (1952) where he acted and wrote scripts for several years and later became head writer, all while undertaking his formal acting studies.

Moreover, Lipton appeared on several episodes of Arrested Development as Warden Stefan Gentles.

Similarly, he was a member of the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).


Also, he worked as a scriptwriter for The Edge of Night (1956) and he became head writer for Another World (1964), The Best of Everything (1970), Return to Peyton Place (1972), and Capitol (1982).

James Lipton: Net Worth

He had an estimated net worth of around $6 million but his salary and income are not available. As an American actor, he might have earned around $60k per annum.

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Is James Lipton married? Wife, Children, Marriage

Previously, he married Shirley Blanc on December 17, 1947, and got divorced in 1953.

After that, he married Nina Foch on June 12, 1954, but got divorced on February 2, 1959. Then he married Kedakai Turner on November 7, 1970, and they enjoyed their married life until the death on March 2, 2020.

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Caption: James Lipton (Source: Heavy)

Humorously claims his wife Kedakai doesn’t allow him to get a tattoo.

James Lipton: Height, Weight, Eye Color

He had a height of 5 ft. 7 inches and he had brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Is James Lipton active on social media?

He was not active on any social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

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Did You Know?

  • He was the elegant, articulate wordsmith and theater academic.
  • He dies at the age of 93.