Regis Philbin, Daytime Talk Veteran and Millionaire Host, Dead at 88



Of former Regis and Kelly and who wants to be a millionaire host Regis Philbin announced in a statement that he died this afternoon. Fox's Julie Banderas looks back at Philbin's rise to stardom after an unsuccessful NBC talk show Phil been teamed with Cindy Garvey Tau host the Morning show on ABC. After just a few weeks, he was climbing the ratings ladder in New York. Philbin was red hot. In 1985 Kathie Lee Gifford joined the show. Three years later, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee went into syndication. Philbin's boyish charm, teamed with Kathie Lee's boldness created a show that America loved. Almost a decade later, Regis was added again hosting the game show. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire on ABC? This program became a phenomenon with Philbin, asking the question that became famous final answer in 2000 won his dual role of talk show host by day game show guru by night earned him two daytime Emmys. Sylvan is survived by his wife, their daughters and his daughter from his first marriage.

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