Joy Behar Poster


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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 7 October 1942Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameJosephina Victoria Occhiuto
Nickname Joie
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Joy Behar was born on October 7, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Josephina Victoria Occhiuto. She is an actress and writer, known for The View (1997), The Joy Behar Show (2009) and Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005). She has been married to Steve Janowitz since August 11, 2011. She was previously married to Joseph Behar.

Spouse (2)

Steve Janowitz (11 August 2011 - present)
Joseph Behar (1 January 1965 - 19 March 1981) (divorced) (1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Frequently holds either a pen or her glasses in her right hand while talking.

Trivia (23)

Former English teacher.
Is Italian-American.
Earned her M.A. in English education from SUNY-Stony Brook.
Has won three MAC awards and a CableACE Award.
Bears a striking resemblance to Bette Midler.
Was a secretary at Good Morning America (1975) and answered the phones.
Her father worked for Coca-Cola.
Used to work in a mental hospital.
Had a dog named Max, who has died.
Graduated from Queens College with a bachelor's degree in sociology.
Nearly died from an ectopic pregnancy in 1979.
Was a teacher at Lindenhurst High School (Long Island, New York) while rock-singer Pat Benatar attended as a teenager, they didn't meet until many years later.
Is a Delta Zeta Sorority member.
Good friend of Susie Essman.
Her daughter, Eve Behar, just got married to a doctor. Her in-laws are in the funeral business [September 21, 2007].
Is an only child.
She studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Release of her book, "When You Need a Lift: But Don't Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink or Drink a Bottle of Gin" by Joy and her friends. [2007]
Starts her new talk show on HLN [September 2009]
Release of her book, "Joy Shtick: Or What is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come with Attachments?". [1999]
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 28, a daughter Eve Behar on November 26, 1970. Child's father is her now ex-1st husband, Joseph Behar.
Has a grandson named Luca (b.February 2011).
Counts Tootsie (1982), The Birdcage (1996) and Unfaithful (2002) among her favorite movies and also loves World War 2 films such as Downfall (2004), etc.

Personal Quotes (3)

I want a man in my life, not in my house.
I don't get jealous of people. Jealousy is such a waste of time because you're jealous of them, and they go about their lives and have a wonderful time, so what's the point? It's a completely useless emotion - jealousy. I don't go there.
The diet pill Qsymia is now available. I don't need a diet pill. I need something that gives you an electric shock when you reach for food.

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