James Lipton claims he was once a pimp

Getty ImagesWhat did pimps of the 1950s wear?

Prepare to be thoroughly repulsed, because James Lipton, the simpering host of “Inside the Actors Studio,” has admitted to once working as a pimp. Of course, his version in Parade magazine is much more gilded and pretentious than simply being a hooker-wrangler.

It was Paris in the 1950s, “Just a few years after the war,” where he says he oversaw a “whole bordello.” Ah yes, we can see it now: The strains of Edith Piaf waft through the halls while little moans of ecstasy pepper the hazy dusk.

There’s more interesting trivia Lipton. His wife, Kedakai Turner, is “Miss Scarlet” in the 1980s version of the board game Clue. Now if she could only get him in the conservatory with the candlestick!

Got scoops or Bay Area celebrity gossip? Email scoop@sfexaminer.com.

entertainmentFeaturesGossipjames liptonscoop

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

SFMTA Board passes ‘clean’ sales tax ballot measure to fund Caltrain

After a weeks-long impasse, tri-county leadership appears to have reached a compromise

Struggling Chinatown restaurants get help moving business outdoors

A total of $25,000 will be distributed to assist with costs of Shared Spaces program

Nomination delays, vacancies impair SFMTA board’s ability to vote

Supervisors to consider mayor’s nominees on Aug. 10

District 7 race leads supervisor contests in campaign contributions

The race to replace outgoing Board of Supervisors President Norman Yee has… Continue reading

Jones Street getting more pedestrian space after months of community pressure

Pedestrians on Jones Street will have more room to walk as early… Continue reading

Most Read