James Lipton, who hosted Inside the Actor’s Studio from 1994 to 2018, has died at the age of 93.
Lipton’s wife, Kedakai Turner, told The Hollywood Reporter that he died early Monday at his home in Manhattan from bladder cancer.
“There are so many James Lipton stories,” Turner also told TMZ, “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.” Reps for Lipton did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
On Inside the Actor’s Studio, Turner interviewed everyone from the late Robin Williams to Scarlett Johansson. The concept was part masterclass for students, part entertainment in discussing the craft of acting and the actors’ lives. A young Bradley Cooper in 1999, years before appearing in films like Silver Linings Playbook and A Star Is Born, sat in the audience for a taping of an episode with Sean Penn.