Now: She produced a documentary about childbirth and was part of a recent talk-show host reunion.
Now: He was diagnosed with this disease in 1999 and started a healthy lifestyle program and is an advocate for medical marijuana.
Now: Donahue has been married to this actress for 30 years. He is an outspoken critic of the war in Iraq and produced a documentary about a paralyzed veteran.
Now: He has been knocked over by hurricanes, wrote a book about immigration and hosts his own show on Fox News.
Sally Jessy Raphael
Now: She spends time on her New York farm and appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s talk-show host reunion show.
Morton Downey Jr.
Now: The longtime smoker became an anti-smoking advocate before dying of lung cancer in 2001.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Now: She plays a recurring character on a PBS children’s show and was named on an influential list in 2009.
Now: He showed up in a small part in a Will Ferrell comedy and had a short-lived talk show earlier this year.
Now: He received a lifetime achievement award in 2003 and died earlier this year at the age of 97.
Now: An annual lesbian-themed event is named after the longtime supporter of women’s golf. She died of ovarian cancer in 1994.
Now: He is still married to a former Miss America and has been in the news for his run-ins with the police.
Now: After several years on the red carpet, Rivers is the host of her own show again on the E! network.
Now: She went public with her mental health issues and has been married to a famous political cartoonist since 1980.
Now: He helped host a special tribute to longtime friend David Letterman in 2000 and died of leukemia in 2007.
Now: He has a new book about his talk-show experiences and writes a column for the New York Times.
Now: She is a healthy lifestyle advocate, mom of two sets of twins and an inventor.
Now: He’s a regular on another late-night talk show and keeps fans updated on Twitter.
Now: Carson made few public appearances in his retirement and died of emphysema in 2005.
Now: After a short-lived stint on “Monday Night Football,” he got his own radio show and is a frequent guest on “The O’Reilly Factor.”
Now: She is the face of a makeup line, hosts a syndicated radio show and founded a life-coaching business and even competed on “Dancing With the Stars.”
Now: He showed up a couple times on a prime-time animated show and was married to his longtime wife until his death in 2000.
Now: Griffin created a famous quiz show, a hugely popular word puzzle show and a media empire. He died in 2007.
Now: After a controversial stint on “The View,” she began hosting a radio show from her house and is reportedly getting another TV talk show next year.