Joy Philbin Wiki – Biography
Joy Philbin is the wife of Regis Philbin. Joy’s IMDB page reveals she appeared as herself in the 2005 film Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous. She also played herself in the 1993 TV series Mad About You in the episode, “The Man Who Said Hello.” From time to time, Joy would co-host Live with Regis and Kathie Lee. She also appeared as a co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly in Ripa’s absence.
In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, a source close to the couple shared, “Regis worships the ground Joy walks on. They truly are best friends. Everyone loves Regis and Joy, they’re a great company, have amazing stories, and they complement each other perfectly. It’s one of Hollywood’s longest-lasting marriages and a true love story.”
Regis Philbin was an American media personality, actor, and singer, known for hosting a talk and game shows since the 1960s. Sometimes called (alternatively attributed to James Brown) “the hardest working man in the show business”, Philbin holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on US television. His trademarks include 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 to 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 is 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 Life! with Regis and Kelly starting in 2001, and continued on with former football player Michael Strahan after Philbin’s departure in 2011.
Philbin attended Our Lady of Solace grammar school in the Bronx and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High Schoo in the Bronx in 1949 before attending the University of Notre Dame, from which he graduated in 1953 with a sociology degree. He later served in the United States Navy as a supply officer, then went through a few behind-the-scenes jobs in television and radio before moving into the broadcasting arena.
Joy Philbin Age
Joy Philbin is 79 years old. She was born on February 1, 1941, in New York, New York, United States. However, her husband Regis Philbin was 88 years old. He was born on August 25, 1931, in The Bronx, New York, United States.
Regis Philbin’ Second Wife
Regis and Joy married in 1970. Prior to that, he was married to Catherine Faylen from 1955 to 1968.
In their retirement, Regis and Joy split their time between New York City and Beverly Hills.
In November 2019, the couple sold their English-inspired mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, which they had originally purchased in 2008 for $7.2 million. It sold for $4.595 million, according to Greenwich Time.
Regis and Joy have two daughters together: Joanna Philbin, born in 1973, and J.J. Philbin, born in 1974.
J.J. works as a producer and writer and is best known for the TV series New Girl and The O.C. J.J. has been married to Michael Schur, a series creator, writer, and producer known for The Office and Parks and Recreation, since 2005.
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Regis Philbin Cause of Death
Regis Philbin’s cause of death was natural causes, according to a statement from his family. His family did not mention coronavirus in their statement and there’s no reason to believe that COVID-19 played any factor in his death.
Philbin died at the age of 88, just one month before his 89th birthday, People reported. In a statement to People, his family said:
“We are deeply saddened to share that our beloved Regis Philbin passed away last night of natural causes, one month shy of his 89th birthday. His family and friends are forever grateful for the time we got to spend with him – for his warmth, his legendary sense of humor, and his singular ability to make every day into something worth talking about. We thank his fans and admirers for their incredible support over his 60-year career and ask for privacy as we mourn his loss.”
Philbin hadn’t made many TV appearances in recent years. But in March 2019 at the age of 87, he made a public appearance and looked fit and healthy at the time, Closer Weekly reported. He told Closer that his health was great and that, in his retirement, he was taking statin medication daily, eating a healthy diet, and exercising regularly. He said that by staying healthy, he could travel between New York and California and spend time with his children.