Timeline of Kathie Lee Gifford
|Date of Birth:||1953 , August-16|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inch|
|Name||Kathie Lee Gifford|
|Profession||Television host, singer, songwriter, comedian, and actress|
|Working For||NBC News|
|Net Worth||20 million US dollars|
|Body Measurements||40-30-38 inches|
|Weight in KG||68 kg|
|Married to||Frank Gifford (m. 1986), Paul Johnson (m. 1976)|
|Divorce||Paul Johnson (m. 1983)|
|Education||Bowie High School|
|TV Show||Today (since 1952)|
|Siblings||David Paul Epstein|
The American television presenter and talk show host, Kathie Lee Gifford is mainly popular for being the co-host on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee and NBC's Today. She is also an actress, singer, and songwriter who is known by nick-name, Kathie.
Kathie Lee Gifford's Early Life and Education
Kathie Lee Gifford was born Kathryn Lee Epstein on August 16, 1953, and is 65 years old as of early 2019. She was born in Paris, France to mother Joan Cuttell and father Aaron Epstein. She is of American-French nationality and belongs to Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity.
Kathie was once enrolled at Bowie High School where she began her singing career. After her high school graduation, she joined Oral Roberts University and majored in drama and music.
Kathie Lee Gifford's Career
Kathie was studying at Bowie High School when she started her singing journey. She was also in a folk group, Pennsylvania, Next Right as a signer. 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.
Kathie started her professional acting career in 1978 appearing in the role of Nurse Callahan in the television series, Days of Our Lives. She has appeared in a couple of movies and television series like Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Love Me to Death, Hercules, and many others.
Kathie is also an author who has written books like Just When I Thought I'd Dropped my Last Egg: Life and Other Calamities, Party Animals, The Legend of Messy M'Cheany, The Rock, the Road and the Rabbi, and The Three Gifts: A Story About Three Angels and the baby Jesus.
Kathie Lee Gifford's Net Worth and Earnings
Kathie has earned a high figure of salary from her professional acting, singing, and television personality career. As of early 2019, Kathie Lee Gifford's net worth is reported to be around $60 million and earns an annual salary of $5 million.
Her net worth back in 2015 was around $20 million.
Kathie Lee Gifford's Personal Life
While talking about Kathie Lee Gifford's personal life and current relationship status, she is married twice and divorced in once.
On 23rd of April 1976, Kathie got married to Paul Johnson who is also an actor. Sadly, after around seven years of married life, they got divorced on the 26th of May 1983. The pair did not welcome children of their own.
On 18th of October 1986, Kathie got married for the second time 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.
Now, after the death of her husband, Kathie is a divorcee, living a single life with her children.
Kathie stands a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 53 kg.
Kathie Lee Gifford facts on timeline
Born in Paris, FranceAugust 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 Right1970
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 Miss1971
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 JohnsonApril 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 JohnsonMay 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 ShowJune 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 GiffordOctober 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 GiffordMarch 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 GiffordAugust 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 diedAugust 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 Egg2009
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 theatre1999
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 TodayMarch 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 Awards2010
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.
Net Worth and Salary2019
As of early 2019, Kathie Lee Gifford's net worth is reported to be around $60 million and earns an annual salary of $5 million.