He was known for his rough edges, funny anecdotes, self-deprecating humor and a Bronx accent that was once described as sounding “like a racetrack announcer with a head cold.” American comedian and late-night host David Letterman, a long-time friend, called Philbin the funniest man on television.
Philbin – known to fans as “Reeg” – was a fixture on various local and national shows for a half century with co-hosts including Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Ripa, winning millions of fans as well as honors as the top U.S. talk and game show host.
ONE OF MR. PHILBIN’S HOMES
….a man of faith
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