James Lipton Passes Away at the age of 93
Sadly, we have learned that former host of Inside the Actors Studio James Lipton has passed away today at the age of 93.
Lipton started his career in show business by writing and acting in soap operas. Lipton was most known for his role in “The Guiding Light.”
Lipton then transitioned to the studio where he would interview top actors and actresses. The show was originally supposed to be a class, at the Actors Studio in New York. But in 1994, Lipton would begin taping his famous interviewed conversations.
It all began with his first interview with Paul Newman. Over the years he would interview Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Barbara Streisand, Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Bradley Cooper.
The show Inside the Actors Studio ran for 23 years on the Bravo Network. It earned 20 Emmy Nominations and won an Emmy in 2013 for Outstanding International Series or Special.
His wife, Kedakai Turner, told TMZ,
“There are so many James Lipton stories but I’m sure he would like to be remembered as someone who loved what he did and had tremendous respect for all the people he worked with,”
We here at AEE, remember an Icon and a Legend in Entertainment.
Rest In Peace James Lipton.