Joy Behar

American comedian, television host, actress and writer

Joy Behar (born Josephina Victoria Occhiuto on 1943-10-07) is an Italian-American comedian, writer, actress and co-host of the talk show The View.

Joy Behar in 2010


  • Everyone thinks I'm Jewish. I'm not. Last year I got a call: "Happy Hanukkah." I said "Ma, I'm not Jewish."
    • Longstanding Behar joke about how her Italian-Catholic persona is mistaken as being Jewish. As reported in The Boston Globe (April 20, 2008) page 3. Url accessed on December 12, 2008.
  • Republican Party hasn't been black friendly over the many centuries in this country.
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