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Barbara Walters


Mostly Credited As: Barbara Walters
Birth Name: Barbara Jill Walters
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1929 (Age 86)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Height: 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Barbara Walters


Barbara Jill Walters was born on September 25, 1929 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her father, Lou Walters, owned a chain of nightclubs, and her mother’s name is Dena. She had an older brother, Burton, and a younger sister, Jacqueline, but both have passed away. She attended private schools, Fieldston and Birch Wathen, in New York City, and then graduated from Miami Beach High School in 1949. She went on to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, where she earned a degree in English.

After graduation, Walters worked for a publicity director, then as a writer for CBS News, and then in 1961 was hired on The Today Show as a writer and researcher. She became the show’s first woman co-host in 1974. She later worked for the ABC news magazine 20/20, co-hosting with Hugh Downs and was the show’s only host from 1999 to 2002. Walters is especially known for her interviews of the famous and powerful. She has interviewed Anwar Sadat, Menachem Begin, Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher, Fidel Castro, King Hussein of Jordan, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Michael Jackson, and Monica Lewinsky, to name just a few. Currently, Walters also co-hosts the morning women's talk show, The View. She is a co-creator and co-executive producer for the show as well.

Walters has been married and divorced three times. Her first marriage to Robert Henry Katz, was annulled in 1958. Her second, to Lee Guber, lasted thirteen years, and the couple adopted a daughter together, named Jacqueline Dena Guber. Her final husband was Merv Adelson, who was the CEO of Lorimar Television, whom Walters married in 1986, but divorced in 1992. She is a vegetarian who especially loves dogs, and currently has a pet Havanese dog named Cha-Cha.


TV Appearances

Main cast 
Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals (2015)As: Herself (Host)
Barbara Walters: Her Story (2014)As: Herself
The View (1997)As: Herself (Co-Host 1997-2014 (Season 1-17))
The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974)As: Herself (Co-Host 1974)
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir (1953)As: Herself (Co-Anchor 1976-1978)
Today (US) (1952)As: Herself (Contributor 1961-1974 Co-Anchor 1974-1976)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  The final episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" 22x77: (May/20/2015) As Herself (Top Ten List) 
  The final episode of "Late Show with David Letterman" 22x77: (May/20/2015) As Herself (Top Ten List) 
  Barbara Walters, Elle Fanning, Randy Houser 21x135: (May/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Elle Fanning, Randy Houser 21x135: (May/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 290 39x290: (Dec/12/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 290 39x290: (Dec/12/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 140 39x140: (May/16/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Season 39, Episode 140 39x140: (May/16/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Dwayne Johnson, Barbara Walters, Rick Ross 01x178: (Dec/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Dwayne Johnson, Barbara Walters, Rick Ross 01x178: (Dec/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, "Mama June" Shannon & Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Iliza Schlesinger 01x73: (Jun/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, "Mama June" Shannon & Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, Iliza Schlesinger 01x73: (Jun/11/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Oprah's Master Class (2011) 
  Barbara Walters 04x06: (Jun/29/2014) As Herself 

Tavis Smiley (2004) 
  Barbara Walters, Maurice Hines 11x102: (May/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Maurice Hines 11x102: (May/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Season 32, Episode 204 32x204: (May/12/2014) As Herself 
  Season 32, Episode 204 32x204: (May/12/2014) As Herself 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Charlize Theron/The Black Keys 39x20: (May/10/2014) As Herself 
  Charlize Theron/The Black Keys 39x20: (May/10/2014) As Herself 

Nashville (2012) 
  Crazy 02x19: (Apr/02/2014) As Herself 
  Crazy 02x19: (Apr/02/2014) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 16, Episode 99 16x99: (Feb/06/2013) Voiced  Herself, [Featuring]
  Season 16, Episode 99 16x99: (Feb/06/2013) Voiced  Herself, [Featuring]
  Jerry Stiller, guest co-host Valerie Bertinelli 10x144: (Apr/09/2007) As Herself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Laurence H. Tribe 08x16: (Jan/30/2012) As Herself 
  Laurence H. Tribe 08x16: (Jan/30/2012) As Herself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 47 01x47: (Apr/27/2011) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 47 01x47: (Apr/27/2011) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Barbara Walters & 'The View' Cast Come to the 'Oprah' Show 25x82: (Feb/11/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters & 'The View' Cast Come to the 'Oprah' Show 25x82: (Feb/11/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  Barbara Walters 01x13: (Feb/02/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters 01x13: (Feb/02/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Larry King Live (1985) 
  Final Episode 25x??: (Dec/16/2010) As Herself (Satellite Feed) 

Live with Kelly (1983) 
  Neal McDonough, Barbara Walters, guest co-host Becki Newton 27x123: (Feb/18/2009) As Herself 
  Neal McDonough, Barbara Walters, guest co-host Becki Newton 27x123: (Feb/18/2009) As Herself 

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer (2005) 
  Episode 745 04x120: (Jun/13/2008) As Herself 
  Episode 745 04x120: (Jun/13/2008) As Herself 

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996) 
  Barbara Walters 13x73: (Jun/04/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters 13x73: (Jun/04/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Barbara Walters, Wladimir Klitschko, Black Mountain 15x61: (Feb/21/2008) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Wladimir Klitschko, Black Mountain 15x61: (Feb/21/2008) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Dax Shepard, Los Lobos 14x35: (Nov/13/2006) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Dax Shepard, Los Lobos 14x35: (Nov/13/2006) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Barbara Walters, Serena Williams, Gym Class Heroes 04x97: (Jan/31/2007) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Serena Williams, Gym Class Heroes 04x97: (Jan/31/2007) As Herself 

20/20 (1978) 
  Barbara's Bloopers: Her 30 Biggest Blunders (2) 29x14: (Nov/17/2006) As Herself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Herself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  Michael J. Fox 10x39: (Sep/04/2006) As Herself 
  Michael J. Fox 10x39: (Sep/04/2006) As Herself 

American Masters (1986) 
  Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 19x05: (Jul/26/2006) As Herself 
  Walter Cronkite: Witness to History 19x05: (Jul/26/2006) As Herself 
  Unanswered Prayers: the Life and Times of Truman Capote 02x08: (Sep/21/1987) As Herself 
  Unanswered Prayers: the Life and Times of Truman Capote 02x08: (Sep/21/1987) As Herself 

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Roger Bart, David Tutera, Barbara Walters, Steve Whitmire 02x72: (Dec/21/2005) As Herself 
  Big Kenny Alphin, James Boyce, Carmen Electra, John Rich 02x71: (Dec/20/2005) As Herself 
  Big Kenny Alphin, James Boyce, Carmen Electra, John Rich 02x71: (Dec/20/2005) As Herself 
  Kelly Clarkson, Christopher Masterson, Barbara Walters 01x63: (Dec/08/2004) As Herself 

The O'Reilly Factor (1996) 
  Christmas Hits Keep Coming 10x224: (Dec/19/2005) As Herself 
  Debating the Voting Rights Act 10x144: (Aug/08/2005) As Herself 
  Debating the Voting Rights Act 10x144: (Aug/08/2005) As Herself 
  The Fate of Kofi Annan 09x241: (Dec/07/2004) As Herself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Barbara Walters 12x03: (Dec/18/2005) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters 12x03: (Dec/18/2005) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Samuel L. Jackson, Barbara Walters, Joss Stone 12x103: (Feb/24/2004) As Herself 
  Samuel L. Jackson, Barbara Walters, Joss Stone 12x103: (Feb/24/2004) As Herself 

America's Funniest Home Videos (1990) 
  AFV's 300th Episode (1) 14x05: (Nov/02/2003) As Herself 
  AFV's 300th Episode (1) 14x05: (Nov/02/2003) As Herself 

Sesame Street (1969) 
  All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (May/18/1994) As Herself (Investigating Reporter) 
  All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! (May/18/1994) As Herself (Investigating Reporter) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The View (1997)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


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