Entertainer, talk and game show host Regis Philbin died on Friday, July 24 at the age of 88.
In the 1990s, Philbin played in three charity softball games at Lackawanna County Stadium. Regis and the Montage All-Stars took on (Michael) Bolton’s Bombers on Aug. 17, 1994. The second was on July 14, 1995 against the California Diamonds. The final match-up was a rematch between Regis and Bolton. That game took place on July 17, 1998.
Before his turns on the baseball diamond at the Lackawanna County Stadium, Regis and his co-host Kathie Lee Gifford performed at the F.M. Kirby Center on Nov. 2, 1990.
In October 2004, Philbin would return the area again but this time with soap opera superstar Susan Lucci for an evening of song at the F.M.Kirby Center.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 14 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He once won a chili cook-off with a kielbasa and three pepper chili, and he competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: email@example.com; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast