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Josephina Victoria Occhiuto
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TV host; comedian; actor; radio host
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Joy Behar Fast Facts:
Is an only child and is the mother of an only child.
Taught high-school English at Lindenhurst High School in Lindenhurst, NY.
Was once a receptionist for
Good Morning America
Has published several humor books, including
Joy Shtick: Or What Is the Existential Vacuum and Does It Come With Attachments?
(1999); and a compilation of essays titled
When You Need a Lift But Don't Want to Eat Chocolate, Pay a Shrink, or Drink a Bottle of Gin
Launched a monthly advice column in Good Housekeeping magazine in 2001.
Authored the children's books
Sheetzucacapoopoo: My Kind of Dog
Sheetzucacapoopoo: Max Goes to the Dogs
After filling in for Larry King several times on CNN, she was offered her own talk show on the network's sister station, HLN.
The Joy Behar Show
debuted in 2009.
Shared the 2009 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host with her cohosts on
In October 2010, made headlines for walking off the set of
(along with cohost Whoopi Goldberg) during a heated discussion with guest Bill O'Reilly about proposed mosques being built at Ground Zero.
Was a judge for the 2011 Miss America Pageant.
Joy Behar Relationships:
Gino Occhiuto - Father
Joe Behar - Ex-husband
Steven Janowitz - Husband
Rose Occhiuto - Mother
Eve Behar Scotti - Daughter
City University of New York, Queens College, Queens, NY (BA in Sociology, 1964); Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY (MA in English Education, 1966)
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