Meet Joy Behar First Husband Joseph Behar

Who is Joy Behar

Joy Behar is an American comedian, television personality, actor, and writer who was born Josephine Victoria.

She is the only original panellist currently appearing on ABC’s daytime talk show The View, which she co-hosts.

Late Night Joy is Behar’s most recent weekly late-night chat show, broadcast on TLC in 2015. She’s also the author of The Great Gasbag: An A–Z Study Guide for Surviving the Trump Era.


Josephine Victoria Occhiuto was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, to a Roman Catholic family of Italian origin. Rose (née Carbone), her mother, was a seamstress, and Gino Occhiuto, her father, was a Coca-Cola truck driver.

Behar graduated from Queens College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1964 and a master’s degree in English education from Stony Brook University in 1966.

She taught English at Lindenhurst Senior High School in Lindenhurst, New York, from the late 1960s until early 1970s. She went to the HB Studio to study acting.

Meet Joy Behar’s First Husband Joseph Behar

Joseph Behar was a television director from the United States. He directed the game program Let’s Make a Deal and the series The Greatest Gift, First Love, From These Roots, Days of Our Lives, and General Hospital, among others.

Behar was born in Harlem, Manhattan, New York, on September 30, 1926. Joy and Joseph Behar married in 1965. They had a daughter, called Eve Behar Scotti. He was the first husband to Joy Behar.

Joe Behar, 94, died quietly on June 26, 2021, at his home in Manhattan Beach, California, according to sources.


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