Long-time famous host of ‘Inside the Actors Studio’, James Lipton, died on Monday at his residence, aged 93.
James Lipton died on Monday morning amid his battle with bladder cancer, his wife, Kedakai Turner Lipton reported.
Moreover, he was best known for his passion.
Lipton’s interviews with high-profile stars “Inside the Actors Studio” for more than 20 years made him a well-known pop-culture figure.
However, he empowered people to be the best version of themselves.
Lipton served as host for 22 seasons and interviewed scores of world-renowned actors and directors as part of the Actors Studio Drama School.
Notable guests on the show range from Paul Newman to Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg to Stephen Sondheim.
‘INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO’ HOST DIES AT 93
Moreover, the TV show nominated for 20 Emmys during Lipton’s run.
The Actors Studio originally founded by director Elia Kazan as a workshop for artists.
Born in Detroit, Lipton eventually moved to New York to pursue a career as a performer, appearing in plays and soap operas.
Furthermore, he joined the cast of the soap “The Guiding Light” in 1952, and later became a writer on the series.
Will Ferrell introduced Lipton to a different audience by impersonating him on “Saturday Night Live.”
The popularity of “Inside the Actors Studio” led to cameos in other series, including “Arrested Development” and the animated “Family Guy”.
However, a large number of celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the late TV show host.
Having hosted his legendary talk show for over two decades, James’s death felt throughout Hollywood.
Stars pay tribute to the late James Lipton
Rest in peace, James Lipton. He was interested in the actor’s process, which was so refreshing. pic.twitter.com/nipXbfBoCY
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) March 2, 2020
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) March 2, 2020
I dreamed of one day being interviewed by you. Glad I got to fangirl you 2 years ago. Your show made a tremendous impact. Thank you, #JamesLipton. Rest well. #RipJamesLipton James Lipton Dies: ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ Host Was 93 https://t.co/kEDk16w7n5 via @Deadline
— Susan Kelechi Watson (@skelechiwatson) March 2, 2020
R.I.P. James Lipton. He made you want to tell him everything.
— Jeff Daniels (@Jeff_Daniels) March 2, 2020
I got to work with him on arrested development and he was a lovely person. A long, full life. https://t.co/D2q9SbkUhN
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) March 2, 2020