Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. I had a blocked artery. The great thing about it was that all the people sitting at home, watching on the couch, feeling the same thing... got up and called the doctor. Because of his brother's Frank's death, he had to missed several episodes of 4:23 PM PDT Attended and graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, New York, in 1949, whose alumni also include Was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and a proud supporter of the sports teams of his alma mater, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. TV-talk show host, game-show host, singer, author, and TV personality, Regis Philbin became one of the most popular talk-show hosts in America and in Canada, especially. Regis was named a Disney Legend in 2011, an honor that recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the Walt Disney Company. Frank M. Philbin passed away in 2007 from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Regis Philbin was the most frequent guest in David Letterman's late night career.

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6834 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on April 10, 2003. Though Philbin had a brother, he was thought to be an only child since there were two decades of time between the two. Ranked #15 on Life's 15 Best Game Show Hosts. His father wanted to name him after the Saint of The Jezuit Order of Priests he had studied with, therefore, the baby would be named after the popular Regis High School in Manhattan, New York. Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses parade on January 1, 2002. His father, Frank "Francis" Philbin, passed away on April 20, 1978. In 2007, Forbes magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $21 million. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. Grew up at 1990 Cruger Avenue in the Van Nest section of the Bronx, New York. The second television personality ever to host both a successful game show and a talk show host, after Served in the United States Navy as a supply officer. Growing up as an only child in The Bronx, New York, Philbin went to the University of Notre Dame and got a degree in sociology. He got his name, Regis, from his father's high school. His final appearance was in Letterman's penultimate Late Show episode in 2015. on

His favorite idol, when he was growing up, was Later, he would serve in the U.S. Navy and went ... Once called "the hardest working man in show business", he holds the Guinness World Record for the most hours on … Underwent successful heart bypass surgery on March 14, 2007. Tue, Aug 18 He wanted to become a television personality, when his mother was absolutely protective of his plans, in otherwords, she wanted her son to a much more stable work, in comparison to his father. Regis Philbin posthumously delivered big viewership to his old daytime talk show, “Live.” For the week ending Aug. 2, the week following Philbin’s passing at age 88, “Live With Kelly and Ryan” ratings soared 19% from the prior week to reach a seven-week high. His father was of Irish descent. Then, he progressed to his own local shows like "Regis Philbin's Saturday Night in St. Louis"; then host of "A.M. Los Angeles" in 1975. As of 2016, he was reunited with both of his former co-hosts: Makes up the first half of the popular, annual Relly Awards. Before he was a successful talk and a game show host, he used to work with

Ranked #6 as GSN's Top 10 Game Show Hosts of All Time. Regis Philbin, one of daytime television’s longest-running hosts, has died at age 88.His death came Friday of natural causes, according to his family. “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,” according to a statement issued to People magazine by his family. His last took place in February 1979. Had two children with Catherine Faylen: Amy Philbin (born 1961) and Danny Philbin (born 1967). Formerly a social butterfly, Philbin was most widely known to have been a very private man.