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.