James Lipton is the creator, executive producer, writer, and host of Inside the Actors Studio, which is seen in eighty-nine million homes in America on the Bravo network, and in 125 countries, and has received fourteen Emmy nominations. He is the author of the novel Mirrors, which he then adapted and produced for the screen, and of the American literary perennial An Exaltation of Larks, and has written the book and lyrics of two Broadway musicals. His television productions include Jimmy Carter’s Inaugural Gala, the first presidential concert ever televised; twelve Bob Hope birthday specials, reaching record-breaking audiences; and The Road to China, the first American entertainment program from the People’s Republic. He is a vice president of the Actors Studio, is the founder and dean emeritus of the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, has received three honorary PhDs, is a recipient of France’s Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
A very interesting read and useful as a reference book.
Only reason it did not receive 5 stars is that it was missing pages 55 through 86. Read more
The new version of this book now has an index, with the ability to enter the names given to groups
This feature was absent from the old version
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This is great for someone who loves the English language - not only full of information, but really fun to look at and pick up from time to time.Published on Nov. 30 2011 by Joanne Iliopoulos
mr. Liton was my acting coach when I lived in New York. I was studying to be a methodist actor. That's when you become the character. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2003 by monkeytot
This is a great book for those who love words. I ordered it because I was fascinated with the fact that a group of ravens is called a "murder. Read morePublished on June 19 2003 by Elise Paxson
This book is absolutely fascinating, and I thought it would by out of print by now. I am thrilled that there is a new updated version, and am going to order two copies; one for us... Read morePublished on March 9 2002 by Daphne W Cheatham
If you have reluctant young readers it the house, buy this book and put it in the bath room or lay it on the cereal table. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2001 by The Accidental Reader