Regis Philbin (1931 - 2020)

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Regis Philbin
1931 - 2020
Born
August 25, 1931
New York City, New York United States
Death
July 24, 2020
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
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Regis Philbin was born on August 25, 1931 in New York City, New York. He is the child of Francis Philbin and Filomena (Boscia) Philbin, with sibling Frank. According to his family tree, Regis was father to 4 children. He married Catherine (Faylen) Philbin in 1955 and they later divorced in 1968. They had children Amy Philbin and Daniel Philbin. He would also marry Joy (Senese) Philbin in 1970. They were married until Regis' death in 2020. They had children Joanna Philbin and . He died on July 24, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut at 88 years of age.
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Regis Philbin was one of the most recognized television personalities having worked as a talk show host, game show host, actor and presenter. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on U.S. television. His first talk show The Regis Philbin Show began in 1961 in San Diego which later became syndicated nationally in 1964.
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Regis Philbin
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin
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Regis Philbin died on in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut United States
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University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, St. Joseph County, Indiana United States 46556
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Irish and Italian

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United States - New York and CT
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Our Lady of Solace grammar school, Cardinal Hayes High School, and Notre Dame University (sociology degree, 1953)

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Roman Catholic

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Talk show host, game show host, actor, singer and author. His earliest show business work was as a page at The Tonight Show in 1955 and later became the announcer of the program in 1962. His first talk show The Regis Philbin Show began in 1961 in San Diego which later became syndicated nationally in 1964. In 1967 he played Joey Bishop's sidekick in The Joey Bishop Show and from 1975 through 1981 he co-hosted the local morning talk show A.M. Los Angeles. In the 1980s he hosted Lifestyles with Regis Philbin on Lifetime and of course he is best known for Live with Regis and Kathie Lee which would later become Live with Regis and Kelly.

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Married: 1955 - 1968
Cause of Separation: Divorce
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Married: 1970 - July 2020
Cause of Separation: Regis's Death
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Regis Philbin, father to 4 children, passed away on July 24, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut at 88 years of age. He was buried in University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. Regis was born on August 25, 1931 in New York City, New York. He is the child of Francis Philbin and Filomena (Boscia) Philbin, with sibling Frank. According to his family tree, he married Catherine (Faylen) Philbin in 1955 and they later divorced in 1968. They had children Amy Philbin and Daniel Philbin. He would also marry Joy (Senese) Philbin in 1970. They were married until Regis' death in 2020. They had children Joanna Philbin and .

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In 1931, in the year that Regis Philbin was born, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1956, when he was 25 years old, this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

In 1962, at the age of 31 years old, Regis was alive when on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1975, at the age of 44 years old, Regis was alive when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1982, when he was 51 years old, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

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