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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on "Live! With Regis and Kelly."

Photos: Regis Philbin

A look at Regis Philbin over the years.

Regis Philbin bids the audience farewell at his
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Regis Philbin bids the audience farewell at his final episode of "Live! With Regis & Kelly." After more than 28 years on the air, Philbin signed off U.S. morning television, long after setting a world record for the most time on TV. (Nov. 18, 2011)

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his final episode of "Live! With Regis & Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his final episode of "Live! with Regis & Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear on his
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear on his farewell episode of "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left), Regis
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (left), Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear on Regis' farewell episode of "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

Regis Philbin embraces fellow talk show host David
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Regis Philbin embraces fellow talk show host David Letterman during Philbin's appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman." (Nov. 17, 2011)

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa appear during his farewell episode of "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of
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Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

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Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of
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Regis Philbin appears on his farewell episode of "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 18, 2011)

Regis Philbin and fellow talk show host David
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Regis Philbin and fellow talk show host David Letterman during Philbin's appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman." Philbin explained how Letterman kissed him on the lips when Letterman made a guest appearance on his show earlier in the week. ( Nov. 17, 2011)

Vice President Joe Biden greets Regis Philbin and
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Vice President Joe Biden greets Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa during Philbin's last week on "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 16, 2011)

Talk show host Dave Letterman prepares to kiss
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Talk show host Dave Letterman prepares to kiss his longtime friend Regis Philbin during an appearance on "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 16, 2011)

Singer Tony Bennettand Regis Philbin appear on
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Singer Tony Bennettand Regis Philbin appear on "Live! with Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 15, 2011)

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Singer Tony Bennett and Regis Philbin appear on
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Singer Tony Bennett and Regis Philbin appear on "Live! With Regis and Kelly." (Nov. 15, 2011)

John Carpenter, left, an Internal Revenue Service employee
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John Carpenter, left, an Internal Revenue Service employee from Hamden, Connecticut, sits across the console from Regis Philbin, host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire." (Nov. 18, 1999)

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on "Live! With Regis and Kelly."

An undated file photo of Regis Philbin, as
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An undated file photo of Regis Philbin, as host of ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."

Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in a promotional
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Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa in a promotional shot for "Live! With Regis and Kelly."

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Undated photo of Kelly Ripa, Rich Ackerman and
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Undated photo of Kelly Ripa, Rich Ackerman and Regis Philbin for use Neil Best's column in Friday paper.

Regis Philbin hosts
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Regis Philbin hosts "Million Dollar Password" on CBS.

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE - Regis
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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE - Regis is back in ABC primetime!! Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the smash hit WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE comes back to ABC this summer for a special two-week event, premiering SUNDAY, AUGUST 9 (8-9pm, ET) and airing for 11 nights, Sunday-Thursday, with the finale on SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (8-9pm, ET).

Regis Philbin with Kelly Ripa in a promotional
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Regis Philbin with Kelly Ripa in a promotional photo for "Live! With Regis and Kelly."

Regis Philbin hosts
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Regis Philbin hosts "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

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Regis Philbin hosts
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Regis Philbin hosts "Million Dollar Password."

Regis Philbin hosts
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Regis Philbin hosts "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."

TV host Regis Philbin at the 37th Annual
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TV host Regis Philbin at the 37th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards at the Las Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas, Nevada. (June 27, 2010)

Regis and Joy Philbin arrive for the opening
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Regis and Joy Philbin arrive for the opening night on Broadway of "Relatively Speaking", three one act comedies by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen in Manhattan. (Oct. 20, 2011)

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"Live! with Regis and Kelly" producer Michael Gelman and Regis Philbin prepare for the show in Philbin's office before a broadcast in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

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Talk show host Regis Philbin appears with his
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Talk show host Regis Philbin appears with his co-host Kelly Ripa on set during a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Talk show host Regis Philbin talks with co-host
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Talk show host Regis Philbin talks with co-host Kelly Ripa during a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011 )

Talk show host Regis Philbin during a broadcast
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Talk show host Regis Philbin during a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Talk show host Regis Philbin goes over his
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Talk show host Regis Philbin goes over his notes on set during a broadcast break of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Longtime talk show host Regis Philbin gestures during
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Longtime talk show host Regis Philbin gestures during a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. He is leaving the show Friday. (Oct. 28, 2011)

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Regis Philbin reads a newspaper in his office
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Regis Philbin reads a newspaper in his office before a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Long-time talk show host Regis Philbin greets members
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Long-time talk show host Regis Philbin greets members of the audience during a commercial break on "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

Regis Philbin, center, is surrounded by staffers as
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Regis Philbin, center, is surrounded by staffers as he waves to the audience after a broadcast of "Live! with Regis and Kelly," in Manhattan. (Oct. 28, 2011)

An undated photo of Regis Philbin.
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An undated photo of Regis Philbin.

Talk show host Regis Philbin attends the 9th
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Talk show host Regis Philbin attends the 9th Annual TV Land Awards at the Javits Center in Manhattan. (April 10, 2011)

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