Kathie Lee Gifford

Kathie Lee Gifford has always loved performing. She was born on August 16, 1953 at Paris, France. She grew up in France and other countries in Europe because her father was in the Navy. She moved to Bowie, Maryland in 1957. Her father was Aaron Epstein and her mother was Joan Epstein. She stared her singing career as a Christian singer. She got a full scholarship to Oral Robert University in Oklahoma. She dropped out when she was a junior. She married Paul Johnson, her Bible study group leader, on April 1976. They were divorced six years later. Her big break came when she got a job as a singer on Name that Tune in 1977. She really made it when she was hired to be on Regis Philbin's talk show in 1985. Her second husband is football star and commentator, Frank Gifford. They were married on October 18, 1986. The have two children, Cody born on March 22, 1990 and Cassidy born on August 2, 1993. Kathie Lee left Regis on July 28, 2000. Kathie Lee has her own clothing line. She is busy making guest appearances on television and making movies.

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By Matthew & Anthony, fourth grade, 2001

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