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Writer and ‘Philbert’ Actor Trustin Howard Dies

Writer and ‘Philbert’ Actor Trustin Howard Dies
Writer and actor Trustin Howard, also known as Slick Slavin, died on April 20 after complications from a fall.

Born to poverty-stricken teenage parents in the slums of Chicago, Howard helped support his family from the age of 9 by performing on stage. By 15 years old, Howard’s career took off when he regularly performed at the Chicago Theatre, where he was introduced to the scene by his stage name Slick Slavin. He went on to perform at a variety of well-known nightclubs and theaters around the world, where he sang, played instruments, and did impersonations.

After serving in the Army, Howard returned to pursue a career as an actor, starring in films such as “Philbert,” “Speed Crazy,” and “King Creole” alongside Elvis Presley.

Howard later made the transition from acting to writing, eventually becoming head writer of the talk show “The Joey Bishop Show.” He went on to write and produce several television specials,
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Writer and ‘Philbert’ Actor Trustin Howard Dies at 93

Writer and actor Trustin Howard, also known as Slick Slavin, died on April 20 after complications from a fall. He was 93.

Born to poverty-stricken teenage parents in the slums of Chicago, Howard helped support his family from the age of 9 by performing on stage. By 15 years old, Howard’s career took off when he regularly performed at the Chicago Theatre, where he was introduced to the scene by his stage name Slick Slavin. He went on to perform at a variety of well-known nightclubs and theaters around the world, where he sang, played instruments, and did impersonations.

After serving in the Army, Howard returned to pursue a career as an actor, appearing in films such as “Philbert,” “Speed Crazy,” and “King Creole” alongside Elvis Presley.

Howard later made the transition from acting to writing, eventually becoming head writer of the talk show “The Joey Bishop Show.” He went on to write and produce several television specials, including
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Regis Philbin Says Farewell After Setting Record for Most Time on Television

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Regis Philbin Says Farewell After Setting Record for Most Time on Television
This morning, Regis Philbin blew a kiss and said goodbye to his loyal morning show audience of more than 28 years.

Philbin, 80, has been a ubiquitous presence on America's small screens for 50 years, from The Joey Bishop Show in the 1960s to millennial game show hit Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, and holds the world record for most time on television, with approximately 17,000 hours.

This morning, surrounded by family, friends and crying admirers, including his Live with Regis and Kelly co-host Kelly Ripa, Philbin celebrated his final hour on the program with a joyful look back at his career -- sprinkled, as always, with Philbin's trademark spontaneous wit. After a sweet-bordering-on-saccharine montage entitled, "You Make Me Smile," Philbin's evaluation was, "A little long, but okay." And when it came time for his final words, he joked to his producer, "Let's get this over with!"
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