James Lipton

1926 - 2020

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Louis James Lipton (September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020) was an American writer, actor, talk show host, and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University in New York City. He was the executive producer, writer, and host of the Bravo cable television series Inside the Actors Studio, which debuted in 1994. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Lipton has received more than 2,239,570 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). James Lipton is the 6,424th most popular writer (down from 5,757th in 2019), the 11,926th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,747th in 2019) and the 876th most popular American Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 41.14

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.17

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

An exaltation of larks
English language, Terms and phrases
An exaltation of business and finance
American wit and humor, Business, Finance
Exaltation of Days 1995 Engagement Calendar, An
Inside Inside
Actors Studio (New York, N.Y.), Biography & Autobiography, Inside the Actors Studio (Television program)
A REVEALING BEHIND-THE-SCENES PORTRAIT OF THE AWARD-WINNING TV SHOW INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO– AND ITS CREATOR AND HOST JAMES LIPTONEach week Inside the Actors Studio takes the unique insights and intimate revelations of its celebrated guests into 84 million homes on the Bravo network and 125 countries. Now, with Inside Inside, James Lipton, the 2007 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Emmy, is handing every one of us a backstage pass.You will witness in unprecedented close-up the wit, wisdom and candor of a galaxy of stars, from Paul Newman to Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Sean Penn, Clint Eastwood, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins, Ellen Burstyn, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, Martin Scorsese, Sharon Stone and many, many more, and marvel at the comic inventions of Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, Mike Myers, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle – and Will Ferrell as James Lipton on the Inside stage.With the same candor he demands of his guests, James Lipton reveals a life that began under the tutelage of a poet, his father, and a teacher, his mother; continued in the orbit of three theatrical giants, Stella Adler, Harold Clurman and Robert Lewis; and, as writer and producer, took him to the White House with two presidents, the Great Wall of China with Bob Hope, and a wild flight at the controls of an Alaskan bush plane, on his journey to Inside the Actors Studio.
An Exaltation of Romance & Revelry
English language, Love, Terminology

Page views of James Liptons by language

Over the past year James Lipton has had the most page views in the with 172,332 views, followed by French (4,860), and Spanish (2,642). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (66.25%), French (55.97%), and Portuguese (28.10%)


Among writers, James Lipton ranks 6,424 out of 7,302Before him are Tana French, Jenny Erpenbeck, Barbara Kingsolver, Rick Yancey, Anna Löwenstein, and Jonathan Rosenbaum. After him are Ruth Graham, Samuel Daniel, Kate Mosse, Guzel Yakhina, Gilles Leroy, and James Bowen.

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Among people born in 1926, James Lipton ranks 522Before him are Tulsi Giri, Joe Paterno, Karl Gordon Henize, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jane Withers, and Bruce Harlan. After him are Narinder Singh Kapany, J. P. Donleavy, Kenneth Richmond, Rusty Wailes, Hazel Court, and Joe Kubert. Among people deceased in 2020, James Lipton ranks 725Before him are Alfredo Lim, Imre Farkas, Bucky Pizzarelli, Michael McClure, Luke Harper, and Ben Jipcho. After him are Frank Press, Annie Ross, Rupert Hine, Narinder Singh Kapany, Arnold Wolfendale, and Roger Saint-Vil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Lipton ranks 11,926 out of 20,380Before him are Wanda Hawley (1895), William Hooper (1742), Peyton Randolph (1721), Beatrice Rosen (1984), Dwight Stones (1953), and Elizabeth J. Feinler (1931). After him are Dean Winters (1964), Gil Shaham (1971), Crystal Reed (1985), Will Forte (1970), Wendell Ford (1924), and Crystal Waters (1964).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Lipton ranks 876Before him are Michael McClure (1932), Andrew Sarris (1928), Tana French (1973), Barbara Kingsolver (1955), Rick Yancey (1962), and Jonathan Rosenbaum (1943). After him are Daniel Handler (1970), Helen Gurley Brown (1922), J. P. Donleavy (1926), Joel Barlow (1754), Joe Medicine Crow (1913), and Judith Merril (1923).