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James Lipton, best known for hosting Inside the Actor's Studio on Bravo and for recurring on Arrested Development Season 4 as a prison warden, formerly worked as a pimp.

No, really. An actual pimp. He reveals as much in the latest issue of Parade.

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After talking about how he's always loved acting and how he grew up poor in Detroit, Lipton tells the magazine that he took on this unusual occupation in the 1950s in Paris.

"It was only a few years after the war. Paris was different then, still poor. Men couldn’t get jobs and, in the male chauvinist Paris of that time, the women couldn’t get work at all. It was perfectly respectable for them to go into le milieu.”

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