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Report: Strahan lands 'Live!' co-host gig

Report: Strahan lands 'Live!' co-host gig

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Ex-NFL star Michael Strahan has been named full-time co-host of TV talk show "Live! With Kelly," succeeding Regis Philbin, a trade magazine reported Tuesday.
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Locklear, Philbin book 'Cleveland' spots

Locklear, Philbin book 'Cleveland' spots

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Heather Locklear, Regis Philbin, Jay Harrington, Georgia Engel and Michael McMillian are to guest star on Season 4 of "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land announced.
Meyers says he's not replacing Philbin

Meyers says he's not replacing Philbin

ORLANDO, Fla., July 10 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and writer Seth Meyers says he's not leaving "Saturday Night Live" to serve as co-host of "Live!" with Kelly Ripa.
'General Hospital' wins big at Daytime Emmys

'General Hospital' wins big at Daytime Emmys

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 23 (UPI) -- "General Hospital" won its 11th Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in Beverly Hills, Calif., Saturday night.
Philbin to host Macy's fireworks special

Philbin to host Macy's fireworks special

NEW YORK, June 18 (UPI) -- Television icon Regis Philbin is to serve as host of this year's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular" special in New York, NBC announced Monday.
Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman and Kevin Nealon have booked guest appearances on "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.

Regis Philbin sells Connecticut home

GREENWICH, Conn., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former television host Regis Philbin finally sold his home in Connecticut for $3 million, records show.
Parsons, Lowe to be 'Live!' guest co-hosts

Parsons, Lowe to be 'Live!' guest co-hosts

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Actors Rob Lowe, Jim Parsons and David Duchovny have been booked as guest co-hosts on "Live! with Kelly" in New York, ABC said.
Philbin bids farewell to 'Live!'

Philbin bids farewell to 'Live!'

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin ended his stint as co-host of the morning program "Live!" in New York Friday by thanking his fans for the 28 1/2 years they had together.
Regis: Streisand's the one that got away

Regis: Streisand's the one that got away

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin was a bit melancholy in discussing his pending departure from his long-running television series without ever having Barbara Streisand on.
Gifford to help with Philbin send-off

Gifford to help with Philbin send-off

NEW YORK, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin's former "Live!" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford and his longtime friend Donald Trump will visit the U.S. chat show before Philbin leaves this month.
Seinfeld to co-host 'Live' with Ripa

Seinfeld to co-host 'Live' with Ripa

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is to serve as the first guest host on "Live!" after Regis Philbin leaves the New York talk show this month, producers said.
Regis talking TV comeback?

Regis talking TV comeback?

DETROIT, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin says he isn't retiring from show business and expressed interest in a possible prime-time gig.
Couric, Larry the Cable Guy to guest host 'Live!'

Couric, Larry the Cable Guy to guest host 'Live!'

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Katie Couric and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are to fill in as guest co-hosts on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" in New York, ABC said.
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Regis Philbin and wife Joy arrive at the 2008 Library Lions Benefit at the New York Public Library in New York on November 3, 2008. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (pronounced /ˈriːdʒɨs ˈfɪlbɨn/; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows from the 1960s to the present. Philbin is often called (somewhat tongue-in-cheek and alternately attributed to James Brown) "the hardest working man in show business" and holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. With each TV appearance, he adds to his record for most hours logged (16,100, as certified by Guinness World Records in 2008). His trademarks include his excited manner, his New York Bronx accent, his wit, and irreverent ad-libs. He is most widely known for Live with Regis and Kelly (which rose to fame as Live with Regis and Kathie Lee), Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Million Dollar Password, and for hosting the first season of America's Got Talent.

On January 18, 2011, Philbin announced plans to leave Live with Regis and Kelly at the end of the 2010-11 season. However, less than a month later, he announced he will officially leave Live at the end of November 2011. On September 6, 2011, Philbin announced that his final day will be November 18, 2011.

Philbin was born in New York City. His father, Francis "Frank" Philbin, a U.S. Marine who served in the Pacific, was of Irish heritage. His mother, Filomena "Florence" (née Boscia), was of Arbëreshë heritage. They lived at 1990 Cruger Avenue in the Van Nest section of The Bronx. Philbin was raised Roman Catholic. It was long believed that Philbin was an only child, but on the February 1, 2007, broadcast of Live with Regis and Kelly, Philbin announced that he did have a brother, Frank M. Philbin (March 1, 1951 – January 27, 2007), who had died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma several days earlier. He said that his brother, 20 years younger than he, had asked him to not speak of him on television or in the press.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Regis Philbin."
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