Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

James Lipton is a weird guy. He speaks and moves about entirely at his own pace, which is why it shouldn’t surprise anyone that he’s lived a far crazier life than most. In fact, he apparently resided in France for an entire year in the 1950s working as a pimp that oversaw an entire bordello.

Here’s what Lipton admitted to Parade Magazine during a recent interview celebrating the 250th episode of Inside The Actors Studio…
If Lipton is to be believed, we shouldn’t think of the term “pimp” like we do today, however. Apparently, he was more like the manager of a bordello and would bring in clients in exchange for a cut of the women’s take. Roughly translated: I would say that means there wasn’t any kind of violence or intimidation that went on, despite the fact that almost a half century later he would go on to play a prison warden on Arrested Development.