Beloved TV host and personality Regis Philbin passed away on July 24th due to natural causes. In honor of Philbin and his prolific career, we're taking a closer look at some of his best moments that highlight his decades long run on our TVs.
Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee
The show to start it all: Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee was an instant hit back in the 80s, and it was all because of the endearing friendship that Regis and Kathie Lee Gifford had during their time as co-hosts. The connection between these two was electric, and set the tone for a life-long friendship that would follow them for the rest of their lives.
Today's Halloween Episode Imitating "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee"
When Kathie Lee moved to the Today Show, she couldn't forget her dear friend Regis! For one of the Halloween episodes on Today, Kathie Lee and Hoda imitated Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee and invited Philbin to be a part of the fun. That episode is now one of the most revered moments of Regis's career and shows how lovely his friendship with Kathie Lee was.
Regis and Kelly Decorate The Christmas Tree!
On their show Live! With Regis and Kelly, Philbin and Kelly Ripa became fast friends. One year, Ripa jokingly invited Regis to help her family decorate their Christmas tree. Regis knew it was a joke, but wanted to surprise his friend anyway and went over to the Consuelo household for the holiday festivities!
The Late Show With David Letterman
Regis was known as having lots of friends in the entertainment industry, and was often invited to talk shows. On Late Show with David Letterman, Philbin sat down with his pal David Letterman and talked about a variety of topics. This clip show Philbin's personality, and what a class act he truly was.
Regis Plays in The Hot Seat For An Episode of "Millionaire"
As one of Regis's last jobs as a host, he decided to switch it up and be the player on an episode of Millionaire, hosted by Meredith Vieira. In this episode, his memory was put to the test to see which of the answer choices has never been an option for players in past episodes of the show. We see Regis make the audience roar in laughter.
As we honor Regis Philbin, we wish his family and loved ones well during this difficult time.
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