Kathie Lee Gifford Biography

Published On Nov 23, 2015
Facts of Kathie Lee Gifford
Date of Birth: 1953 , August-16
Birth Nation: France
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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On 23rd of April 1976, Kathie got married to Paul Johnson. Paul Johnson is also an actor. They got divorced on 26th of May 1983. They didn't welcome any children from this married life.

On 18th of October 1986, Kathie got married for the second time in her life and that was with Frank Gifford.  Frank Gifford was an American football player and also a television sports commentator. As a married couple, they welcomed two children. On 9th of August 2015, Frank died from natural cause.

Kathie was once enrolled at Bowie High School, there she began her singing career and she was also in a folk group, Pennsylvania Next Right as a signer. After her high school graduation, she joined Oral Roberts University and majored in drama and music. Once she also worked as a live-in secretary/babysitter for Anita Bryant. Some years later, she became the vocalist on the game show Name That Tune. In the mid 1980s, she began hosting The Morning Show on WABC-TV with Regis Philbin. Her net worth is said to be around $20 million.

Kathie Lee Gifford

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Born in Paris, France

August 16 , 1953

Kathie who is known by her nickname Kathie Me was born as Kathryn Lee Epstein in Paris, France to Joan Cuttell and Aaron Epstein. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She is five feet and five inch tall. 

Joined Pennsylvania Next Right

1970

Kathie was once enrolled at Bowie High School, there she began her singing career and she was also in a folk group, Pennsylvania Next Right as a signer. As a singer of this musical group, she began singing at school assemblies. 

Was named Maryland Junior Miss

1971

While she was in her high school days, she was one of the best students in her class. She was best in everything like studying, singing and she was also active in school stage shows. At the age of 17 she was named the Maryland Junior Miss. 

Married to Paul Johnson

April 23 , 1976

On 23rd of April 1976, Kathie got married to Paul Johnson. Paul Johnson is a multi talented person from United States as he is an actor, producer and composer. He is also an established arranger and publisher.

Divorced with Paul Johnson

May 26 , 1983

Her first married life with actor and producer didn't last that long as it came to an end in 1983. They finalized their divorce on 26th of May 1983. The reason behind their divorce was not made public however, it was rumored to be her extra affairs. 

Became the co host of The Morning Show

June 24 , 1985

Since the beginning of 1980s, she made her acting appearance and she also appeared in several television series and hosted several television shows. Finally on 24th of June 1985, she began hosting The Morning Show on WABC-TV with Regis Philbin. 

Married to Frank Gifford

October 18 , 1986

Soon after she got divorced with first husband Paul Johnson, she began her romantic love affairs with Frank Gifford. She met him for the first time in 1983. On 18th of October 1986, Kathie got married for the second time in her life.  

First child, Cody Newton Gifford

March 22 , 1990

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1990 after being married with her second husband, Frank Gifford. As a married couple they welcomed their first child on 22nd of March and that time it was a son and they named him, Cody Newton Gifford. 

Second child, Cassidy Erin Gifford

August 2 , 1993

On 2nd of August 1993, Kathie Lee Gifford and her ex husband, Frank Gifford welcomed their second child together and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Cassidy Erin Gifford. Cassidy Erin Gifford is now an emerging American actress.

Her husband Frank Gifford died

August 9 , 2015

Kathie Lee Gifford had happy married life with Frank Gifford from the first day of their wedding. As a married couple they also two children. However, on 9th of August 2015, Frank died from natural cause and the bad news was she didn't have a funeral for that. 

Published her own book, Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg

2009

American TV presenter and Talk show host, Kathie Lee Gifford is also a good writer and an author. She has written several books and has also published several of them. In April 2009, she published her book under the title, Just When I Thought I'd Dropped My Last Egg. 

Began working in the musical theatre

1999

As she was good in singing since she was in her high school to fulfill her dreams in singing, she joined Oral Roberts University and majored in drama and music. Finally from the end of 1990s, she entered into the musical theatre. Recently she has also released several albums. 

Joined Today

March 31 , 2008

In the mid 1980s, she began hosting The Morning Show on WABC-TV with Regis Philbin. After working in several news channels for more than a decade, finally on 31st of March 2008, she announced her desire to join the NBC's show Today.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

2010

Till now, she has been nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards for eleven different times in her life. She got her first nomination in this award in 1989 for Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host. She won this award for the first time in 2010 as part of the Today team.