Regis Philbin laid to rest at his alma mater, Notre Dame University – CNN

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin poses for a portrait at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 27, 2010.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin as a baby in the Bronx, New York. He was raised on Krueger Avenue during the Great Depression on the bottom floor of a two-family house.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin as a young boy. He says his parents — a first-generation Irish-American father and an Italian-American mother — didn’t have any idea about his showbiz dreams. “I used to stay in this house, 6 years old, tune in WNEW, which was the key radio station in New York City,” he told Katie Couric. “And every night at 9:30, Bing Crosby would have a half hour of songs.”

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin in a photo from his time in the US Navy circa 1953.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

American television personality Regis Philbin with his wife Kay, circa 1965. The couple were divorced in 1968.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin during an appearance on The Joey Bishop Show in April 1968.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin conducts an interview.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

TV talk show cohosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford clown around on an empty section of the boardwalk at Atlantic City.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Television talk show host Regis Philbin, left, Donald Trump, center, and daytime television actor Kristoff St. John, pose for photographers before the third annual celebrity softball game at Yankee Stadium in New York on July 31, 1993.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin gives his daughter J.J. a kiss on an airplane en route to Notre Dame University.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford hosting the 1994 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin signs a copy of his book titled “I’m Only One Man!” at a B. Dalton Bookstore in New York City on September 12, 1995.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Kathie Lee Gifford, right, smiles as Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, far left, points to the kiss she planted on Regis Philbin during an appearance by the Spice Girls on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” on May 16, 1997.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin, a Notre Dame graduate, waves to the crowd after receiving an honorary degree during Notre Dame’s 154th commencement exercises in South Bend, Indiana, on May 16, 1999.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Talk show host Regis Philbin and new co-host Kelly Ripa speak to the audience during a broadcast of “Live with Regis and Kelly” in New York City on February 5, 2001.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Bernie Cullen, left, on ABC’s “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,” the popular game show hosted by Regis Philbin.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin and his wife Joy pose for a photograph after he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 10, 2003, in Hollywood, California.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin hosted the first season in 2006 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin and Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 2008.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin during a guest appearance on “How I Met Your Mother” with Neil Patrick Harris.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin crashes his scooter during the “Late Show With David Letterman” at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on November 17, 2011.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin on set during his final appearance on”Live with Regis & Kelly” in New York City on November 18, 2011.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin after his final appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly” in New York on November 18, 2011.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Jimmy Fallon plays a game called Brainstorming with Regis Philbin on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC’s “Today” in 2015.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Hoda Kotbe, at left dressed as Kathie Lee Gifford, Regis Philbin, and Kathie Lee Gifford dressed as Philbin, attend NBC’s “Today” show at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on October 31, 2016.

The life and career of Regis Philbin

Regis and Joy Philbin attend the Los Angeles screening of the film “Burden” on February 27, 2020.

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