Regis Philbin Bio and Wiki
Regis Philbin (Full name: Regis Francis Xavier Philbin) was an American television personality, actor, and singer, most famous for being the host of talk and game shows. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on U.S. television and was once referred to as “the hardest working man in show business”. Philbin died on July 24, 2020, just a month shy of his 89th birthday.
Regis Philbin Age
Philbin was born on August 25, 1931, in New York City, United States. He was 88 years old at the time of his death on July 24, 2020.
Regis Philbin Death
Philbin died on July 24, 2020, of natural causes according to his family. In the statement released by the family, they thanked everyone who supported their kin over the cause of his 60-year long career.
“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.”
Regis Philbin Cause of Death
Philbin died on July 24, 2020, at the age of 88 years just a month to his 89th birthday. His family cited his cause of death as natural but according to TMZ, the long time television star died of heart disease. He was pronounced dead at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich.
Regis Philbin Family
Philbin was born in Manhattan, New York to a U.S. Marine father od Irish heritage and an Italian mother who came from an Italian immigrant family of Arbëreshë descent from Greci, Campania. His father’s name was Francis “Frank” Philbin and his mother’s, Filomena “Florence” (née Boscia).
Regis Philbin Brother
Until February 1, 2007, when Philbin announced that indeed he had a brother, he was thought to be an only child. His brother, Frank M. Philbin (March 1, 1951 – January 27, 2007) died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The younger Philbin (who was 20 years younger than his older brother) is said to have requested not to be mentioned in the media and press.
Regis Philbin Wife
During his lifetime, Philbin was married twice and had four children. He was first married to the daughter of actor Frank Faylen, Catherine Faylen, from 1955 to 1968, and they had a daughter, Amy, and a son, Daniel.
He then got married for the second time to interior decorator Joy Senese in 1970 and they had two daughters, Joanna and Jennifer, known as J. J. His wife Joy Philbin occasionally co-hosted with her husband Regis.
Regis Philbin Net Worth
After his illustrious career that spanned well over 60 years, Philbin had accumulated a huge fortune. At the time of death, he was estimated to have a net worth of $150 million.
Regis Philbin Movies
His acting career ran for almost 50 years. His first involvement in the film industry was in 1972 and his last was in 2011 (Jack and Jill). His filmography can be found through this link.
Is Patrick Philbin Related To Regis Philbin
Regis was not related in any way to lawyer Patrick Philbin apart from the fact that the two shared a similar surname.
Regis Philbin Health
He suffered from heart disease since the early 1990s and had several surgeries.
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