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Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford (born Kathryn Lee Epstein on August 16, 1953) is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run (1985–2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of The Today Show team. Before her long stint in talk shows, Gifford's first television exposure was that of Tom Kennedy's singer/sidekick on Name That Tune, from 1974-78. On April 7, 2008, Gifford began co-hosting the fourth hour of NBC's Today, alongside Hoda Kotb. Kathie Lee Gifford, born Kathryn Lee Epstein in Paris, France, is the daughter of Joan (née Cuttell; born January 20, 1930), a singer, and Aaron Epstein (March 19, 1924 – November 19, 2002), a musician and former U.S. Navy officer. Aaron Epstein was stationed with his family in France at the time of Gifford's birth. Gifford grew up in Bowie, Maryland, and attended Bowie High School. During high school, Gifford was a singer in a folk group, "Pennsylvania Next Right," which performed frequently at school assemblies. During her senior year at high school she dated and went

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Kathie Lee Gifford -- If Matt Lauer Leaves 'Today' ... We'll Revolt!

Kathie Lee Gifford
If Matt Leaves 'Today' ... We'll Revolt!

Kathie Lee Gifford says there will be a "revolt" at NBC if the powers that be allow Matt Lauer to leave the "Today" show, telling TMZ ... she'll do whatever it takes to keep him around. Kathie Lee… READ MORE >

Kathie Lee Gifford -- People Who Shave Their Vaginas Are STUPID

Kathie Lee Gifford
People Who Shave Their Vaginas Are STUPID

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Kathie Lee Gifford doesn't shave her vagina ... in fact, she looks down on people who do (people like Hoda Kotb) ...… READ MORE >

- 404 days ago
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb -- 'Tension' Over 'Today' In Hollywood

Kathie Lee and Hoda
'Tension' Over 'Today' In Tinseltown

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb are at loggerheads over moving their hour of "Today" to Hollywood ... TMZ has learned.Sources connected to "Today" tell TMZ ... Kathie Lee has been lobbying to… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
Kathie Lee Gifford -- RIPPED by Fans for Dissing Parents of Drug Addicts

Kathie Lee Gifford
RIPPED by Fans for Dissing Parents of Druggies

Kathie Lee Gifford is being SKEWERED by hordes of angry fans as we speak ... one even calling her a "thoughtless human being" -- after the TV personality strongly implied that parents of drug… READ MORE >

- 623 days ago
Kathie Lee Gifford to Martin Short -- How's Your Wife ... Who Died 2 Years Ago

Kathie Lee to Martin Short
How's Your Wife ... Who Died 2 Years Ago

It might be the most cringeworthy few seconds in TV history -- Kathie Lee Gifford asked Martin Short how his wife is doing ... one small problem ... she died 2 years ago.Martin appeared on "The… READ MORE >

- 693 days ago
Hoda Kotb -- Kathie Lee Drinks, But She's No DRUNK!

Hoda Kotb
Kathie Lee DRINKS ... But She's No DRUNK!

Kathy Lee Gifford ain't exactly sober on the "Today" show ... (see here, here, here and here) but she ain't exactly SMASHED OFF HER FACE either ... so says her co-imbibing co-host Hoda Kotb.  READ MORE >

- 952 days ago
'Today' Show Ladies: Who'd You Rather?

'Today' Show Ladies
Who'd You Rather?

"Today" show hosts Natalie Morales, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb all hung out after work at an event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1446 days ago
Hoda vs. Kathie Lee: Who'd You Rather?

Hoda vs. Kathie Lee
Who'd You Rather?

Co-hosts of the fourth hours of the "Today," Hoda Kotb, 45, and Kathie Lee Gifford, 56, showed up to the same Broadway event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1474 days ago

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