James Lipton Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Biography, Family & More

James Lipton

James Lipton (born 19 September 1926) is a famous actor, producer, TV show host, and writer. He is famous for his show named “Inside the Actors Studio” in which he worked as the host of the show.

He majorly worked in shows than movies. His debut in the acting field was through the show “Pulitzer Prize Playhouse” in the year 1951. He has also worked in famous American series “Glee”.

On 2nd March 2020 news came that Louis James Lipton died after completing 93 years of age. His wife Kedakai Turner told that the reason for Lipton’s death is Bladder Cancer. After his death, many famous stars of Hollywood made Tweet and expressed their grief.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

The actor spent his childhood in Detroit, Michigan. In the year 1926 (age 93 years, as in 2019), James Lipton took birth in a Russian Jew family. He came to the world on September 19. His father’s name is Lawrence Lipton and his mother was Betty.

Louis was the only kid of his parents. In an interview, he revealed that he has suffered poverty during his childhood and has to work for bread and butter at a very early age.

Young Picture of James Lipton
Young Picture of James Lipton

For schooling, he went to Central High School and as he graduated from high school he attended New York University for his graduation. He has also studied from Wayne State University for post-graduation.


Physical Stats, Height, Weight & Appearance

We have seen some of his young images and in his young days, he used to be very handsome. Back then he had bouncy hair and a chiseled jawline. Even in his early days, he was quite active. He always used to appear in a business suit.

James Lipton height & weight
James Lipton’s physical statistics

James Lipton has a decent tall height of 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm) and his weight is 76 kg (167 lbs) respectively. He was half bald and his eyes were grey.

He always used to wear glasses. As his wife said he was suffering from cancer and was also receiving treatment but in spite of all the efforts he died at 93 years of age.


Personal Life, Spouse, Girlfriend & Children

In the early 1950s, there were rumors about his relationship with a famous actress named Nina Foch. In the year 1954, James Lipton married his girlfriend Nina Foch. They both have worked together a lot.

In the year 1959, they both decided that they want to separate and following which they took divorce.

James Lipton with her wife Kedakai Turner
James Lipton with her wife Kedakai Turner.

After Nina Foch, James started focussing on his career. In the late 60’s he met another lady named Kedakai Turner. They both got married to each other in 1970. The couple spent 50 years of their married life in LA, California.

He was not present on social media platforms and as we came to know there is no account under his name which was handled by him.

James Lipton used to be a very lively person we can judge his personality from the fact that he was hosting a show and that too at the age of 90+.


Some Lesser Known Facts about James Lipton

Real Full Birth NameLouis James Lipton.
Stage NameJames Lipton.
ProfessionActor, writer, producer and Lyricist.
Age (As of 2019)93 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdaySeptember 19, 1926.
Death2 March 2020.
Birthplace/HometownDetroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Ethnicity White.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)Straight.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Birth Sign)Virgo.
House LocationLos Angeles, California.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5'8".
Centimeters: 172 cm.
Meters: 1.72 m.
WeightKilograms: 76 Kg.
Pounds: 167 lbs.
Eye ColorBlack.
Shoe Size (UK)7.
Hair ColorBlack.
ParentsFather: Lawrence Lipton.
Mother: Betty.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital StatusUnmarried.
Wife1. Nina Foch (1954-1959).
2. Kedakai Turner (1970-2020).
Social media N/A.
Highest QualificationCollege Degree Completed.
School Central High School.
Alma Mater1. New York University.
2. Wayne State University.
Shows1. Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (1951).
2. Armstrong Circle Theatre (1951).
3. CBS Television Workshop (1952).
4. The Web (1952-1962).
5. You Are There (1952-1962).
6. Guiding Light (1953).
7. Inner Sanctum (1954).
8. The Goldbergs (1954).
9. Inside the Actors Studio (1994-2018).
10. The Simpsons (2002-2011).
11. Arrested Development (2004-5005, 2013, 2019).
12. Cold Squad (2005).
13. Joey (2006).
14. According to Jim (2008).
15. Family Guy (2009).
16. Saturday Night Live (2009).
17. Celebrity Apprentice (2012).
18. Glee (2012).
19. Suburgatory (2012).
Movies1. The Big Break (1953).
2. Bewitched (2005).
3. Bolt (2008).
4. Igor (2008).
Net worth$ 6 million USD (As in 2020).


Movies, TV Shows, Career & Net worth

We all know who he was. He was one of the most famous TV artists. He was famous for his show “Inside the Actors Studio”. In his whole career, he has acted in a lot of movies and shows. He also used to direct shows and write scripts.

His acting career started to from a show named “Pulitzer Prize Playhouse” which got telecasted in the year 1951. After this, he appeared in another show named “Armstrong Circle Theatre” in the year 1951.

James Lipton show Inside the Actors Studio
Lipton show Inside the Actors Studio

Other than shows he has also done movies. His first movie was “The Big Break” which released in 1953. His second movie was “Bewitched” in 2005.

His most recent movie was “Igor”. He was a multi-talented artist. We came to know that James Lipton’s estimated net worth is $6 million US dollars, as of 2020.

More than the money he gained respect and love from people, which is not in everybody’s luck. His name comes in the veterans of Hollywood.



  • He had no kids and he himself never said anything about this.
  • James started working at the age of 13 because of the need for money.
  • Once he accepted that he is an atheist.
  • His show “Inside the Actors Studio” ran for a period of 24 years on TV.
  • James Lipton has written more than 16 plays and shows in his lifetime.

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  • In career time he got nominated 19 times for primetime Emmy Awards and in the year 2013, he won the award.
  • In 2007 at the age of 81 years, he received his lifetime achievement award.
  • He was a certified pilot.
  • In 1940 he also enlisted his name in United States Air Force.



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