Lipton, James

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Lipton, James Gender: M
James Lewis Lipton
born on 19 September 1926
Place Detroit, Michigan, 42n20, 83w03
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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James Lipton (at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival)
photo: David Shankbone (1974–) link=Creator: wikidata:Q12899557 David Shankbone Alterna, license gfdl


American writer, lyricist, actor and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He was the executive producer, writer and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. He retired from the show in 2018.

James Lipton was the only child of Betty (née Weinberg), a teacher and librarian, and Lawrence Lipton, a journalist and beat poet. His parents divorced when Lipton was six, and his father abandoned the family.

Lipton's family struggled financially, and he started to work at age 13, as a newspaper copy boy for the Detroit Times, and as an actor in theatre and radio.

Lipton portrayed Dan Reid, the Lone Ranger's nephew, on WXYZ Radio's The Lone Ranger. He initially studied to be a lawyer in New York, and turned to acting to finance his education. He wrote for several soap operas, and also acted for over ten years on The Guiding Light.

His book, An Exaltation of Larks, was first published in 1968, and has been in-print and revised several times since then, including a 1993 Penguin Books edition. In 1983, Lipton published his novel, Mirrors, about dancers' lives. He later wrote and produced it as a made-for-television movie.

Between 1954 and 1959, Lipton was married to actress Nina Foch. He was married to Kedakai Turner Lipton, a model and real estate broker, since 1970.

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

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Foch, Nina (born 20 April 1924). Notes: 1954-1959
  • role played of/by Ferrell, Will (born 16 July 1967). Notes: "Saturday Night Live"


  • Death by Disease 2 March 2020 (Bladder cancer, age 93)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given), Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan), 24 Sept 1926, page 8.

Starkman rectified to 01.33.10 EST Asc 0Leo00.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Bladder)
  • Family : Childhood : Only child
  • Family : Childhood : Parents divorced
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Start young less than 16 (Age 13)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Bladder cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script