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Barbara Walters

Mostly Credited As: Barbara Walters
Birth Name: Barbara Jill Walters
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1929 (Age 84)
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.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Barbara Walters: Her Story (2014)As: Herself
The View (1997)As: Herself (Co-Host 1997-2014 (Season 1-17))
20/20 (1978)As: Herself (Co-Anchor 1979-2004, Saturday Anchor 2013-)
ABC World News (1953)As: Herself (Co-Anchor 1976-1978)
Today (US) (1952)As: Herself (Contributor 1961-1974 Co-Anchor 1974-1976)
Episode Cast Credits 

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

The View (1997) 
  Barbara Walters, Keri Glassman, guest co-host Bill Rancic 17x189: (Jun/27/2014) As Herself 
  Season 16, Episode 99 16x99: (Feb/06/2013) Voiced  Herself, [Featuring]
  Jerry Stiller, guest co-host Valerie Bertinelli 10x144: (Apr/09/2007) As Herself 

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

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 140 39x140: (May/16/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Maya Angelou; Barbara Walters 33x146: (Mar/31/2008) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters 33x120: (Feb/22/2008) As Herself 
  Barbra Walters, "Dancing With The Stars" Winners 32x55: (Nov/17/2006) As Herself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Barbara Walters, Elle Fanning, Randy Houser 21x135: (May/14/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Jesse Eisenberg, MS MR 20x135: (May/16/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Bill Hader, Wild Flag 19x57: (Dec/13/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Jayma Mays, Alison Balsom 18x52: (Dec/08/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Jerry Seinfeld, Tom Brokaw, a Top Ten List presented by Barbara Walters 17x103: (Mar/03/2010) As Herself (Top Ten List Presenter) 
  Barbara Walters, Mike Birbiglia, Shemekia Copeland 16x96: (Feb/20/2009) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Cobie Smulders, Penn & Teller 15x113: (May/09/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, David Neeleman, K-os 14x100: (Feb/20/2007) As Herself 
  Matt Damon, Barbara Walters 14x60: (Dec/11/2006) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Tyler James Williams 13x107: (Feb/28/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Josh Hartnett, Cyndi Lauper 06x71: (Dec/21/1998) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Charles Dutton, Morrissey 04x205: (Aug/19/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Ida Doggett, God's Property with Kirk Franklin 04x155: (May/20/1997) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Anthony Clark, Van Morrison 03x142: (Apr/30/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Barbara Walters, Halle Berry, Ray Charles 03x121: (Mar/20/1996) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0493 03x54: (Nov/23/1995) As Herself (cameo) 
  Show #0488 03x49: (Nov/16/1995) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0265 02x46: (Nov/07/1994) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey 01x164: (May/19/1994) As Herself 
  Kevin Kline, Placido Domingo 01x130: (Mar/23/1994) As Herself (cameo) 
  Michael Keaton, Barbara Walters 01x51: (Nov/08/1993) As Herself 

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

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

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

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

OK! TV (2011) 
  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]

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  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 & Michael (1983) 
  Neal McDonough, Barbara Walters, guest co-host Becki Newton 27x123: (Feb/18/2009) As Herself 

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

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  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, Dax Shepard, Los Lobos 14x35: (Nov/13/2006) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Bill Hader, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 13x55: (Dec/16/2005) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Omar Epps, The Futureheads 12x85: (Feb/24/2005) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Grant Rosenmeyer, Grant Lee Philips 11x81: (Feb/27/2004) As Herself 
  Barbara Walters, Colin Quinn, Los Straitjackets 10x48: (Dec/17/2002) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  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 
  Barbara's Bloopers: Her 30 Biggest Blunders (1) 29x12: (Nov/16/2006) As Herself 

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

American Masters (1986) 
  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 

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 
  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 
  The Fate of Kofi Annan 09x241: (Dec/07/2004) As Herself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  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 

America's Funniest Home Videos (1990) 
  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) 

The Daytime Emmy Awards (1974) 
  The 1st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 01x01: (May/28/1974) As Herself (Host) 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


The View (1997)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


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