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Regis Philbin waves to the audience on Nov. 17, 2011, one day before his final show.

“This was the last chance I had in this business, to make it here in New York... I guess it was fate... Twenty-eight and a half years later and we’ve had a wonderful show and a great time.”

— REGIS PHILBIN, giving his final sign-off on Live with Regis and Kelly on Nov. 18, 2011 after appearing as a morning TV host since 1983.

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