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James Lipton Remembered by Barbra Streisand, Larry King and More: 'An Absolute Master'

TheWrap logo TheWrap 3/3/2020 Margeaux Sippell
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Tributes to James Lipton rolled in from celebrities and entertainment industry elites Monday after news broke that the former host of "Inside the Actors Studio," has died at the age of 93.

"He was interested in the actor's process, which was so refreshing," Barbra Streisand tweeted.

"The Simpsons" co-creator Al Jean, Donald Trump Jr., former "America's Got Talent" judge Piers Morgan, former CNN and Fox News host Greta Van Susteren and "Pose" co-creator Steven Canals led the chorus of voices who took to Twitter to remember Lipton.

The president's son posted a photo of Lipton along with a memory of befriending the late host during the filming of "The Apprentice." "Very sad to hear of the passing of my friend and great guy James Lipton," Trump Jr. wrote. "We got to know each other on the set of the Apprentice in 2012 and from then on he was kind enough to make bringing my kids and me with his family to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular an annual tradition."

Morgan called Lipton "an absolute master of his craft."

"RIP James Lipton, 93, host of 'Inside The Actors Studio.' Interviewed all the greats, and did so with such skill, intelligence & charm. An absolute master of his craft, always so well prepared," Morgan wrote. "His favourite actor? Charlie Chaplin. Why? 'He was the best, a genius.'"

"What a great interviewer he was,"  Van Susteren wrote.

"Pose" co-creator Steven Canals also wrote a heartfelt message thanking Lipton for his "inspiration."

"Before moving to LA I found solace as a former creative and wannabe storyteller in James Lipton's #InsidetheActorsStudio interviews. Thanks for the inspiration, sir. May you rest peacefully. #RIP #JamesLipton," he wrote.

Read more tributes below:

For the record: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Greta Van Susteren.

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