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Joy Behar

Joy Behar ( /ˈbeɪhɑːr/) (born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto; October 7, 1942) is an American comedian, writer, actress and a co-host on the ABC talk show The View. She hosted The Joy Behar Show on HLN from 2009 to 2011. Her new show on Current TV, Joy Behar: Say Anything debuted in 2012. Behar was born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, to a Catholic family of Italian descent. Her mother, Rose (née Carbone), was a seamstress, and her father, Gino Occhiuto, was a truck driver for Coca-Cola. From January 1965 to 1981, she was married to Joe Behar, a college professor, and they had a daughter, Eve Behar, who was born on November 26, 1970. Behar earned a BA in sociology from Queens College in 1964 and a MA in English education from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1966. From the late 1960s to the early 1970s, she taught English at Lindenhurst High School in Lindenhurst, New York. Behar started her career in show business in the early 1980s as a stand up comedian, including appearances on ABC's Good Morning America, and The New Show, a short lived Lorne Michaels NBC project. In 1987 she had a talk show on Lifetime Television called Way Off

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