Kathie Lee Gifford Date Of Birth, Kathie Lee Gifford (born Kathryn Lee Epstein on August 16, 1953) is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run (1985-2000) on the talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin. She has received 11 Daytime Emmy nominations and won her first Daytime Emmy in 2010 as part of The Today Show team.
Before her long stint in talk shows, Gifford’s first television exposure was that of Tom Kennedy’s singer/sidekick on Name That Tune, from 1974-78.
She also appeared in television advertisements for Carnival Cruise Lines beginning in 1984.
On April 7, 2008, Gifford began co-hosting the fourth hour of NBC’s Today, alongside Hoda Kotb.