James Lipton Biography (1926-)

Born September 19, 1926, in Detroit, MI; son of Lawrence (a writer, graphic artist, journalist, and publicity director) and Betty (a teacher; maiden name,Weinberg) Lipton; married Nina Foch (an actress), 1954 (divorced, 1959); married, wife's name Kedakai (a model and real estate broker), c. 1970. Addresses: Office: James Lipton Productions, 159 East 80th St., New York, NY 10021.; Agent: Dar Rollins, International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, actor, lyricist, choreographer
Birth Details
September 19, 1926
Detroit, Michigan, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Richard "Dick" Grant, The Guiding Light, CBS, 1952-62
  • Host, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994-
  • Episodic
  • "Mountain Song," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1951
  • Himself, "La derniere," Bouillon de culture, 2001
  • Voice, "The Sweetest Apu," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002
  • Interviewee, "Art," Da Ali G Show, HBO, 2003
  • Guest, The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, 2003
  • Guest, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2003, 2004
  • Warden Stefan Gentles, "Staff Infection," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004
  • Warden Stefan Gentles, "Altar Egos," Arrested Development, Fox, 2004
  • Warden Stefan Gentles, "Missing Kitty," Arrested Development, Fox,2004
  • Himself, "U.S. Open," Open Access, The Tennis Channel, 2004
  • Guest, Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2004
  • Guest, Late Show with David Letterman, 2004
  • Uniformed cop, "Borders," Cold Squad, CTV (Canada), 2005
  • Also appeared in Silver Theatre, CBS, late 1940s.
  • Specials
  • Host, Inside the Actors Studio 100th Guest Celebration, Bravo, 2001
  • The Concert for New York City, VH1, 2001
  • Host, Inside the Actors Studio: 10th Anniversary Special, Bravo, 2004
  • (In archive footage) 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Miniseries
  • Himself, The Hamptons, ABC, 2002
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Creator, The Best of Everything, ABC, 1970
  • Executive producer, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994
  • Television Executive Producer
  • Specials
  • Happy Birthday, Bob (also known as Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob), NBC, 1978
  • Loretta Lynn: The Lady ... the Legend, NBC, 1981
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Comedy Birthday Party at West Point, NBC, 1981
  • Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple, NBC, 1982
  • Producer, Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's' All-Star Birthday at Annapolis, NBC, 1982
  • Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday Bob!, NBC, 1983
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special, NBC, 1984
  • Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday, NBC, 1986
  • Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza, NBC, 1987
  • Happy Birthday, Bob--50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC, NBC,1988
  • Ooh-La-La: It's' Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular from Paris' Bicentennial, NBC, 1989
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • Mirrors, NBC, 1985
  • Stage Work
  • Producer, The Mighty Gents, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Coproducer, Ain't Misbehavin' (musical), New York City, c. 1978
  • Producer, Monteith & Rand, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1978-79
  • Choreographer of Charlot; director and choreographer of The Doctor in Spite of Himself; director of A Night of Shakespeare's Women, New York Shakespeare Festival.
  • Stage Appearances
  • Frederick Ellis, The Autumn Garden, Coronet Theatre, New York City, 1951
  • Radio Appearances
  • Series
  • Dr. Richard "Dick" Grant, The Guiding Light, 1951-52
  • Film Appearances
  • Marty, The Big Break, Madison Pictures, 1953
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon, Artisan Entertainment, 2002
  • Albums
  • Sherry! (studio recording), Angel Records, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Series
  • Head writer, Another World (also known as Another World: Bay City), NBC, 1965
  • The Edge of Night, CBS, 1968-69
  • Head writer, The Best of Everything, ABC, 1970
  • Head writer, Return to Peyton Place, NBC, 1972
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994-
  • Also writer for the series Capitol, CBS.
  • Television Specials
  • Happy Birthday, Bob (also known as Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday, Bob), NBC, 1978
  • Loretta Lynn in the Big Apple, NBC, 1982
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's All-Star Birthday at Annapolis, NBC,1982
  • Bob Hope Special: Happy Birthday Bob!, NBC, 1983
  • Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope's Super Birthday Special, NBC, 1984
  • Bob Hope's Happy Birthday Homecoming, NBC, 1985
  • Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday, NBC, 1986
  • (Including song lyrics, "Wings") Bob Hope's High-Flying Birthday Extravaganza, NBC, 1987
  • Songwriter, Happy Birthday, Bob--50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC, NBC, 1988
  • Ooh-La-La: It's' Bob Hope's Fun Birthday Spectacular from Paris' Bicentennial, NBC, 1989
  • Television Movies
  • (Including lyrics for the song "Isn't It Everything") Mirrors (based on his novel of the same title), NBC, 1985
  • Copacabana (also known as Barry Manilow's "Copacabana;" also based on a story by Lipton), CBS, 1985
  • Television Episodes
  • "Night of Betrayal," The United States Steel Hour, 1959
  • "Charlie and the Kid," The United States Steel Hour, 1960
  • Stage Musicals
  • Book and Lyrics
  • Sherry!, music by Laurence Rosenthal, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1967
  • Nowhere to Go But Up, music by Sol Berkowitz, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1962
  • Other
  • An Exaltation of Larks, Grossman Brothers, 1968
  • Mirrors (novel), Berkley Publishing, 1982
  • An Exaltation of Larks: The Ultimate Edition, Penguin, 1993
  • An Exaltation of Home and Family, Villard, 1993
  • An Exaltation of Business and Finance, Villard, 1993
  • An Exaltation of Romance and Revelry, Villard, 1994
  • Also creator of "An Exaltation of Days 1995 Engagement Calendar," Villard, 1994.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, June 8, 2001, p. 56; October 19, 2001; November 16, 2001
    • Variety, May 21, 2001, p. 9
    Electronic
    • Bravo Network, http://www.bravotv.com, May 26, 2005
    • Playbill, http://www.playbill.com, February 15, 2004
    • TheaterMania, http://ibs.theatermania.com, February 25, 2004

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