James Lipton (1926–2020)


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James Lipton was an actor, academic, author, choreographer, interviewer, scriptwriter, and producer for stage and television projects. He was known for creating and hosting the noted and popular TV series Inside the Actors Studio (1994), where successful and prominent actors discussed their craft for the benefit of acting students. James Lipton was... See full bio »

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(1994-2019)
Bolt The Director
(2008)
Arrested Development Warden Stefan Gentles
(2004-2019)
The Doctors Writer
(1972-1974)

Filmography

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  Inside the Actors Studio (TV Series) (4 episodes, 1994 - 2014) (written by - 12 episodes, 1998 - 2009) (writer - 3 episodes, 1996 - 2008) (created by - 2 episodes, 2019)
- David Oyelowo (2019) ... (creator)
- Henry Winkler (2019) ... (creator)
- Sting (2014)
- Ricky Gervais (2009) ... (written by)
- Laura Linney (2009) ... (written by)
  Capitol (TV Series) (1 episode, 1986) (head writer - 8 episodes, 1984 - 1987) (written by - 3 episodes, 1986 - 1987)
- Episode #1.1270 (1987) ... (head writer) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1269 (1987) ... (head writer) / (written by)
- Episode #1.1268 (1987) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 23 December 1986 (1986) ... (head writer)
- Episode dated 19 December 1986 (1986) ... (head writer)
 1985 Copacabana (TV Movie) (television story and teleplay)
 1985 Mirrors (TV Movie) (novel) / (screenplay)
 1982 All-Star Birthday Party at Annapolis (TV Movie) (written by)
 1979 Bob Hope on the Road to China (TV Special)
 1978 Happy Birthday, Bob (TV Special)
 1972-1974 Return to Peyton Place (TV Series) (head writer - 422 episodes)
- Episode #1.425 (1974) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.424 (1974) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.421 (1973) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.422 (1973) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.420 (1973) ... (head writer)
 1972-1974 The Doctors (TV Series) (404 episodes)
- Episode #1.3033 (1974)
- Episode #1.3032 (1974)
- Episode #1.3031 (1974)
- Episode #1.3030 (1974)
- Episode #1.3029 (1974)
  The Best of Everything (TV Series) (3 episodes, 1970) (head writer - 111 episodes, 1970)
- Episode #1.111 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.110 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.108 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.107 (1970) ... (head writer)
- Episode #1.109 (1970) ... (head writer)
 1965 Another World (TV Series) (written by - 171 episodes)
- Episode #1.376 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.375 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.374 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.373 (1965) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.372 (1965) ... (written by)
  The United States Steel Hour (TV Series) (1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Night of Betrayal (1959) ... (written by)
 1956 The Edge of Night (TV Series) (1968-1969)
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series) (head writer)
Show Show Producer (12 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (19 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (48 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (11 credits)

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Other Works:

Radio: Got his start on "The Guiding Light" soap opera. He first aired as Dr. Dick Grant on March 16, 1951. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir James Lipton

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Kedaki Turner  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Lawrence Lipton
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Trivia:

Recently recovered the score to his musical "Sherry!" which he wrote in 1967. It is a musical adaptation of The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). The score was feared to have been lost in a fire but was instead sent to the wrong storage facility and ended up at the Library of Congress with the other contents of the storage unit. A concert version cast album has been produced and is now available. ... See more »

Trademark:

Bald head, beard and glasses See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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