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Overview (3)

Born in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameLeeza Kim Gibbons
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Leeza Gibbons was born on March 26, 1957 in Hartsville, South Carolina, USA as Leeza Kim Gibbons. She is a producer and actress, known for The Apprentice (2004), Leeza (1994) and Entertainment Tonight (1981). She has been married to Steve Fenton since April 20, 2011. She was previously married to Stephen Meadows, Chris Quinten and John Hicks.

Spouse (4)

Steve Fenton (20 April 2011 - present)
Stephen Meadows (14 February 1991 - 2005) (divorced) (2 children)
Chris Quinten (1989 - 1991) (divorced) (1 child)
John Hicks (1980 - 1982) (divorced)

Trivia (21)

Has a younger sister, Camille (Cammie) Gibbons and a brother, Carlos Gibbons, Jr.
Wanted her daytime talk show, which ran from 1993-2000, to focus on women's issues from a feminist point of view. Ms. Gibbons stated that she wanted her show to empower women.
Was considered a candidate to replace Kathie Lee Gifford on Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988), but didn't want to relocate from her home in Los Angeles.
Left Entertainment Tonight (1981) in 1995 to concentrate full-time on her daytime talk show.
Has two children with Stephen Meadows: Troy (born in 1992) and Nathan (born in 1997).
Met her second husband, Chris Quinten, at a New Zealand charity fund-raiser. They had a daughter named Jordan Alexandra (Lexi) (born in 1989).
Currently the host of two 3-hour radio shows: "Leeza Gibbons' Hollywood Confidential." One version is Hot AC and the other is Adult Contemporary. In late 2004, she began a daily radio show called "Leeza At Night" that airs 5 nights a week.
Husband Stephen Meadows filed for divorce February 11, 2005, after a two-week separation, citing "irreconcilable differences". He is seeking joint custody of their sons Troy, 13 and Nathan, 7, as well as the spousal support agreed to in a 2002 post-nuptial contract.
Was a high school cheerleader in Irmo, South Carolina. She graduated from Irmo High School.
Her parents are Carlos Gibbons and Jean Gibbons. Her mother has Alzheimer's disease, as did her grandmother.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Her mother, Gloria Jean Gibbons, passed away at age 72 on May 22, 2008 from complications due to Alzheimer's disease.
Honored by the Congressional Award in Washington, DC with the 1998 Horizon Award. The Horizon Award is a special recognition from the Joint Leadership of the United States Congress and the Congressional Award Board of Directors. The Horizon Award is presented to individuals from the private sectors who have contributed to expanding opportunities for all Americans through their own personal contributions, and who have set exceptional examples for young people through their successes in life.
Established the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation.
Leeza's Place was founded in November, 2003.
Graduated from the University of South Carolina's school of journalism and mass communication. She is a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority.
AARP's Ambassador for Care.
Co-host, with Melissa Gilbert, of an infomercial for "Sheercover" cosmetics. [2006]
Release of her book, "Take Your Oxygen First". [2009]
Co-host, with Alyssa Milano, of an infomercial for "SheerCover" cosmetics. Also appearing are Melissa Gilbert, Natalie Miller, Alana Curry, Jill Wagner, Carrie Ann Inaba, Lisa Garner, Anna David, Yoanna House, Martha Madison, Naima Mora, Laurel House, David Michaud and 'Cheryl Fenton'. [2007]
Co-hostess, with LeAnn Rimes, of an infomercial for Pauline Soli's "SheerCover" cosmetics. Also appearing are Carrie Ann Inaba, Lisa Garner, Niki Taylor, Anna David, Jamie Lee Curtis, David Michaud, Michele Merkin, Natalie Miller, Emily Procter, Pauline Soli and Mercedes Scelba-Shorte. [2008]

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