Kedakai Turner Biography, Kedakai Turner Wiki
Kedakai Turner is James Lipton’s second wife. She was married to Lipton at the time of his death. Lipton died on March 2, 2020, at 93 years old, of bladder cancer. His wife confirmed the news to TMZ, saying he passed away peacefully in the morning.
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To TMZ, Turner said, “There are so many James Lipton stories but I’m sure he would like to be remembered as someone who loved what he did and had tremendous respect for all the people he worked with.”
Lipton was best known for being the host of Inside the Actors Studio. The actor and writer had a fascinating life, though, and often shared about his brief experience as a pimp living in France after the second World War, among other esoteric experiences.
Lipton called his marriage with Turner the “greatest” achievement of his life. They loved to go to the ballet together.
Turner was a model and real estate agent prior to marrying Turner. However, she’s known for being the model who inspired the model on the Clue board game cover.
Turner’s involvement with the iconic game has inspired so much interest that it’s the subject of multiple Reddit threads.
Who is James Lipton
James Louis Lipton (September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020) was an American writer, lyricist, actor 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. He retired from the show in 2018.
James Louis Lipton and Kedakai Turner Married
Turner and Lipton married one another after they’d been dating for nine months.
Lipton told Parade Magazine in an interview, “We met at the ballet. I took one look at her and I fell madly in love. I called her the next day and asked her to have dinner with me. Nine months later we were married.”
In his interview with Parade Magazine in 2013, Lipton was asked what the greatest achievement of his life was. “No doubt about it,” he said, “Marrying Kedakai.”
When asked why his marriage had lasted 40 years, he said, “Because Kedakai is a masterpiece.”
Turner and Lipton didn’t have any children together for the duration of their 40-plus year marriage. Turner is his only surviving immediate family member.
James Louis Lipton Death and Cause
James Lipton, the host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio,” has died at the age of 93. His wife, Kedakai Turner, confirmed his passing when speaking to TMZ. Lipton retired from hosting the iconic show in 2018. The show premiered in 1994.
Prior to hosting his world-famous show, Lipton was an actor, writer, and producer. In the 1970s, Lipton was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on the show, “The Doctors.” Lipton produced birthday television specials for Bob Hope as well as producing Jimmy Carter’s inaugural gala.