James Lipton Reveals Pimp Past

6:32 PM, May 30, 2013   |    comments
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Bravo talk show host James Lipton used to have a very different occupation.

Back in the 1950s, the "Inside the Actors Studio" host was a pimp in Paris.

Lipton recently told Parade magazine that he got into the profession through a friend who was working as a prostitute. Before long he was representing his friend and others -- and admits he did a "roaring business."

Lipton went on to become an actor-writer-producer and eventually a television talk show host.

"Inside the Actors Studio" celebrates its 250th episode Wednesday night.

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