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Yes, he’s an excitable man. definite, he likes to bitch. yet Regis Philbin loves existence . . . and with the wildly unpredictable one he’s led up to now, who wouldn’t? After 5 many years in exhibit business—and approximately 17,000 unforgettable hours on television—he has a lifetime’s worthy of news to proportion. during this enjoyable memoir, the irrepressible Reege—consummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and certain, obsessive activities fan—looks again at his years in exhibit enterprise. How I obtained this manner is full of tales of classes learned—and elbows rubbed—with notable, and sometimes unsuspecting, academics: David Letterman; Donald Trump; George Clooney; Howard Stern; Jack Nicholson; mythical Notre Dame coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz; and, in fact, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly “Pippa” Ripa; in addition to his personal beautiful spouse, Joy—to identify quite a few. even if he’s revealing what fairly drove him “bonkers” at the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the 1st recognized bomb scare on stay television, what Jack Nicholson stated approximately his attractive top girls in the course of their men’ evening out jointly, or poignant thoughts of his final moments along with his idol and expensive pal, Jack Paar, Regis packs each web page along with his signature center, wit, dynamic strength, and gratitude for every thing lifestyles has introduced him.
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Of course, I receive a lot of these—video or audio copies of things viewers thought I’d enjoy—and I’m certainly grateful to get them. This one was from someone in Wisconsin. It looked like another CD to me. So much material like this comes in that it’s hard to keep up with it. But one day I finally got around to opening this package and, sure enough, it was a CD. . and I could not believe what I was hearing! It was a recording of that remarkable night when Bing Crosby and I sang to each other on Joey Bishop’s show.
But as years pass and memories fade, I wonder how many of today’s young students really know just what a giant king of American culture he was. One Gonzaga building holds the Crosby archives, with its phenomenal collection of records, movies, photos, radio broadcasts, TV shows, books, magazine clippings, and articles of clothing worn by him—all of it fascinating and mind-boggling at once. He was the one who simply invented pop singing—the Voice who started it all—and everyone who followed him happily admitted as much, none more so than Frank Sinatra.
And it was all because of me! Thank God the commodore was away for two weeks at sea with the squadron. Rankin, meanwhile, was imposing enough—this huge marine tightly gripping his swagger stick, with rows and rows of medals up and down his chest. Gomez had practically hit the ceiling, leaping to attention and snapping off a salute, while Rankin, I thought, was rather mild, yet firm, in telling Gomez that he wanted his magazine back. Gomez babbled in broken English, saying that he didn’t know where it was.