Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin

Original Name Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 24 Jul 2020 (aged 88)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Plot Section J, row 11, lot 70
Memorial ID 213781320 · View Source
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American Actor, TV Host, Entertainer. Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was a television personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called "the hardest working man in show business", Philbin held the Guinness World Record for the most hours on US television. His trademarks included his excited manner, his New York accent, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he served in the Navy and got his television start serving as a page for The Tonight Show in the 1950s. Philbin gained his first network TV exposure in 1967 as Joey Bishop's sidekick on The Joey Bishop Show. Philbin was most widely known as the host of the New York City-based nationally syndicated talk show Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee starting in 1988, which became Live! with Regis and Kelly starting in 2001, and continued on with former football player Michael Strahan after Philbin's departure in 2011. Philbin debuted and hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and the first season of America's Got Talent.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Peltier
  • Added: 25 Jul 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 213781320
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Regis Philbin (25 Aug 1931–24 Jul 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 213781320, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .