Lee Philip Bell

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Lee Philip Bell’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Lee Philip Bell

Place Of Birth

Chicago, USA


94 years old

Birth Date

June 09, 1928

Star Sign


Lee Philip Bell Facts

Child Star?



TV Host, Creator, Producer

Education & Qualifications

Northwestern University

Net Worth

$300 million

Current Partner

William J Bell


William James Bell, Bradley Phillip Bell, Lauralee Bell


JamesPhillip, Helen Phillip


J.R, Russell


1.7m (5'5"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Dragon

About Lee Phillip Bell

Lee Phillip Bell, born Loreley June Phillip, was a former talk show host and a soap opera creator.

Lee Phillip Bell was born in Chicago, United States of America, on June 10, 1928. During her career, Lee Phillip Bell has hosted moreover than 10,000 programs.

She has co-created CBS 'The Bold and the Beautiful' and 'The Young and the Restless' which were one of the long-running soap opera shows in America.

Lee Phillip Bell Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Lee Phillip Bell’s net worth?

Lee Phillip Bell has an estimated net worth around the figure of $300 million. The main reason behind her fortune was her role in co-creating two of the most popular and long-running shows in American history and her career as a television host and journalist.

How much did Lee Phillip Bell earn per year?

Lee Phillip Bell never revealed her annual income to the public forum. But it is believed that the television host and soap opera creator earned a great amount of income.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Lee Phillip Bell?

Lee Phillip Bell's height is 5 ft 6 in (169 cm).

How old was Lee Phillip Bell?

On February 25, 2020, Lee Phillip Bell took his last breath at the age of 91. As per her family and their company (Bell-Phillip Television Productions) spokesperson Eva Basler, she died naturally.

Childhood And Education

Lee Phillip Bell was born in Illinois into a family of florists. Her parents, James Phillip and Helen Phillip, were florists by profession. Lee had two siblings, an older brother named J.R. and a younger brother named Russell.

Lee Phillip Bell did her schooling at Riverside Brookfield High School, located between Riverside, Illinois, and Brookfield, Illinois, USA. She later pursued higher studies in the field of microbiology at Northwestern University, one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who was Lee Phillip Bell’s partner?

Lee Phillip Bell was married to her husband, William Joseph Bell, in the year 1954. She first met William when Lee was working on her talk show as an advertising agent. The couple share three children Bradley Phillip Bell, William James Bell, and Lauralee Bell (Lauralee Kristen Bell).

Lee and her husband later moved out from Chicago to Beverly Hills, California in the year 1986.

Their marriage ended in the year 2005, after the demise of her husband.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

After completing her education at Northwestern University, Lee Phillip Bell returned to her family to help out with their floral shop. She used to assist her brother Russell with the local television station, where he used to look after its floral arrangement. Later, Lee left her family business and pursued other positions in the station.

For the first time in 1952, Bell was offered television services to a Chicago station, licensed by the FCC as WBKB-TV Channel 4. By the end of the year, Lee started hosting a 15 min show on weekday afternoons.

'The Lee Phillip Show,' which later evolved into 'Noonbreak', was launched by Bell in 1953, alongside 'Meet Miss Lee', 'Mornin' Miss Lee', 'Lee Phillips' Chicago', and 'Shopping with Miss Lee'. In the 'Mornin' Miss Lee', she used to host the show along with sharing the weather forecast information with get-ups related to the weather.

She also used to do commercials on television during the sports telecast of basketball and football. She also has been a host for other programs such as 'The Friendship Show' between the year 1955 and 1965, and for the afternoon show titled 'The Lady & The Tiger' with Paul Gibson, who was a broadcaster and sales representative for WBBM.

Her talk show was known for tackling social issues prevalent in the country, which no one gave attention to. Her show displayed the struggles faced by the prisoners and runaways and also spread awareness about breast cancer. She has interviewed presidents Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter along with well-known celebrities such as John Wayne, Lucille Ball, and Judy Garland.

Later she along with her husband, co-created the show operas 'The Young And The Restless' in 1973, and the show 'The Bold And The Beautiful' in 1987.

What awards did Lee Phillip Bell win?

Her talk show 'The Lee Phillip Show' has won 16 local Emmy awards.

Lee Phillip Bell won the 'Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series' for 'The Young and the Restless' in 1975.

In 1977, Lee Phillip Bell was the first woman to receive the Governor's Award from the NATAS.

Lee Phillip Bell’s Hobbies And Interests

Lee was an advocate of social issues that were prevalent in the nation and she used to address the same through her shows.

Other Interesting Lee Phillip Bell Facts And Trivia

  • Lee Phillip Bell was named after a Japanese Anemone flower by her parents James Phillip and Helen Phillip.
  • Her zodiac sign is Gemini.

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