Lipton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Emmy

Mar 26, 2007  •  Post A Comment

“Inside the Actors Studio” host James Lipton will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award given out by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the Daytime Emmy celebration.

Mr. Lipton, whose early career included stints as a soap opera actor and writer, will receive his award at the un-televised Creative Arts & Entertainment Awards July 14, the night before the major Daytime Emmys are handed out in Los Angeles in a national broadcast on CBS.

Mr. Lipton’s soap credits include acting on “The Guiding Light,” where he became head writer.

“Jim Lipton knows everything there is to know about acting and actors,” NATAS President and CEO said in the announcement of the honor Monday. “He loves the craft of acting and has instilled that passion in his screenwriting, acting, and producing as well as in his teachings to drama students and his documentation of the life stories of the most successful actors. With years of extraordinary success, Jim Lipton deserves this Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“‘Achievement’ is a word I associate much more readily with others than with myself,” Mr. Lipton said. “So it comes as a stunning surprise to learn that a peer group I respect has elected to honor me for what felt like nothing more than putting one foot patiently in front of the other, day after day, without the remotest idea – or expectation – that it would lead me to this thrilling moment.”

“Actors Studio” is Bravo’s longest running series. Mr. Lipton is creator, executive producer and writer, as well as host.

(Editor: Romanelli)