Phil Donahue: Since his show ended its 29-year run in 1996, Donahue has devoted himself to passion projects, including the 2007 pro-peace documentary, "Body of War." Now 79, he and wife Marlo Thomas split their time between homes in New York City and Westport, Conn.
Jenny Jones: The former stand-up comic, whose talk show aired from 1991 to 2003, now shares recipes on her web site www.jennycancook.com. Jones, 68, famously had her breast implants removed after they caused major health complications. These days she also raises money to fight breast cancer.
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Dick Cavett: Known as talk's intellectual alternative, Cavett hosted multiple shows from 1968 to 1996. Today at 77, he admits to suffering bouts of depression, but writes a blog for The New York Times. He also recently starred in the Broadway play, Hellman vs. McCarthy.
Montel Williams: The 58-year-old former Marine's show aired for more than 16 years before ending in 2008. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999, he now hosts infomercials for installment loans, prescription assistance and his own MS foundation.
Sally Jesse Raphael: Wearing her signature red-rimmed glasses, Sally hosted her talk show from 1985 to 2002, winning a Daytime Emmy in 1989. Afterwards, she hosted a radio talk show until 2008, and recently had a web series on LogoTV.com, Sally Jessy Rides. The 79-year-old and Karl Soderland, her husband of 52 years, live on a farm in New York's Dutchess County.
Regis Philbin: Retirement doesn't agree with 83-year-old "Reege." As The National ENQUIRER reported, the former Live host has been desperate to get back in the game since he quit over a salary dispute in 2011. No offers so far, although he reunited with Kathie Lee Gifford on TODAY when Hoda Kotb was on vacation.
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Ricki Lake: At 25, the "Cry Baby" Star was the youngest talk show host ever when her show debuted in 1993. During its 11-year run, she got married, had two sons and separated from her husband. Since then, she's made documentaries about childbirth and breast milk, and recently split from her second husband.
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Bonnie Hunt: Critics loved the Emmy-nominated "Bonnie Hunt Show," but it only aired from 2008 to 2010. Since then, Hunt, 53, has done voice work on Cars 2, Toy Story 3 and Monsters University. A former oncology nurse, she also raises money for cancer research.