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Regis Philbin is a well-known TV personality who co-hosted his own daytime talk show for almost three decades, also working in prime time and writing several books.
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Regis Philbin was born in 1931 in New York. He rose to game as co-host of Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee. He received two Emmy nods for hosting Who Wants to be a Millionaire, the highest rated prime time game show ever.
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Dr. Phil earned his PhD in clinical psychology and a post doctorate in forensic psychology. He was hired by Oprah Winfrey in 1998—who turned him into a star. Dr. Phil launched his own talk show in 2002.
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Philbin was married to Kay Faylan from 1955-68; the couple had two children, Amy (born in 1961) and Daniel (born in 1967). He has referred to his son, born with serious birth defects, as his hero. Philbin married Joy Senese in 1970, and they had two daughters, Joanna (born in 1973) and Jennifer (born in 1974). Joy, is a frequent guest co-host on Live and is the host of her own interior-decorating show, Haven.
In July 2013,
it was announced that an 81-year-old Philbin would be making a return to the small screen as host of Crowd Goes Wild, a sports series on the new cable network FOX Sports 1. In an online interview with the Wall Street Journal, Philbin said of the show, "I think we're gonna have a little humor now and then."
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