Snakkle Celebrates Regis Philbin’s Amazing Career as He Retires from Live with Regis and Kelly
A fixture on television for almost 50 years, Regis Philbin has adapted and thrived in the business in his various roles as a game show host, chat show personality, sometimes actor, and overall audience-pleasing entertainer. He’s been called the “hardest-working man in show business,” and Guinness World Records backed it up by confirming that he has officially spent the “Most Hours on Camera” of anyone on television. Philbin officially retires from his Live morning show on November 18, 2011, after 23 years, so we at Snakkle want to celebrate that milestone and his many others! By Tara Bennett
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Regis Philbin, Senior Year, Cardinal Hayes High School, Bronx, New York (1949)
Born in New York City and raised in the Bronx, Regis Francis Xavier Philbin was half Irish and half Italian. He was raised in the Catholic faith and attended Catholic schools all the way through college, graduating from his beloved University of Notre Dame in 1953.