Is Kathie Lee Gifford Jewish?
Kathie Lee Gifford was born as Kathryn Lee Epstein in Paris, France, to American parents Joan and Aaron Epstein.
The television presenter told interviewer Larry King, "I was raised with many Jewish traditions and was raised to be very grateful for my Jewish heritage."
Her mother, Joan, was a singer, and her father, Aaron Epstein, was a musician and former US Navy Chief Petty Officer. Aaron was stationed with his family in France at the time of Gifford's birth.
She grew up in Bowie, Maryland, and attended Bowie High School.
She made her debut as a director with The God Who Sees. Kathie has appeared in several films and other television shows outside of talk shows.