Regis Philbin poses for a portrait at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on June 27, 2010.
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.
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.”
Regis Philbin in a photo from his time in the US Navy circa 1953.
American television personality Regis Philbin with his wife Kay, circa 1965. The couple were divorced in 1968.
Regis Philbin during an appearance on The Joey Bishop Show in April 1968.
Regis Philbin conducts an interview.
TV talk show cohosts Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford clown around on an empty section of the boardwalk at Atlantic City.
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.
Regis Philbin gives his daughter J.J. a kiss on an airplane en route to Notre Dame University.
Regis Philbin and Kathy Lee Gifford hosting the 1994 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bernie Cullen, left, on ABC’s “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire,” the popular game show hosted by 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.
Regis Philbin hosted the first season in 2006 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”
Regis Philbin and Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, on June 20, 2008.
Regis Philbin during a guest appearance on “How I Met Your Mother” with Neil Patrick Harris.
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.
Regis Philbin on set during his final appearance on”Live with Regis & Kelly” in New York City on November 18, 2011.
Regis Philbin after his final appearance on “Live with Regis and Kelly” in New York on November 18, 2011.
Jimmy Fallon plays a game called Brainstorming with Regis Philbin on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford appear on NBC’s “Today” in 2015.
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.
Regis and Joy Philbin attend the Los Angeles screening of the film “Burden” on February 27, 2020.