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Regis Philbin

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Philbin at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival

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Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (/ˈriːdʒɨs ˈfɪlbɨn/; born August 25, 1931) is an American media personality, actor and singer, known for hosting talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called (alternatively attributed to James Brown) "the hardest working man in show business", he holds the Guinness World Record for the most time spent in front of a television camera. His trademarks include his excited manner, his Bronx accent, his wit, and his irreverent ad-libs.

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  • Born: Regis Francis Xavier Philbin August 25, 1931 (age 83) Bronx, New York, United States
  • Education: Cardinal Hayes High School
  • Alma mater: University of Notre Dame
  • Occupation: TV presenter Talk show host Game show host Actor Singer Author
  • Years active: 1961–present
  • Spouse(s): Catherine "Kay" Faylen (1955–1968) Joy Senese (1970–present)
  • Children: Amy Joanna J. J. Philbin Daniel
  • Parent(s): Francis Philbin Filomena (née Boscia)

Read more about Regis Philbin at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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