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Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

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Famous as :

TV personality, journalist, author

Birth Name :

Barbara Jill Walters

Birth Date :

September 25, 1929

Birth Place :

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Spouse :

Robert Henry Katz (business executive, 20-Jun-55 - 1958, annulled), Lee Guber (theater impresario, 8-Dec-63 - Dec -1976), Merv Adelson (CEO of Lorimar Television, 10-May-86 - Aug-92)

Claim to fame :

As host in NBC's news & talk show "Today" (1966 - 1971)

Latest News


Barbara Walters Says She Once Had Breast Cancer Scare

October 10, 2014 09:06:20 GMT

revealed at the Breast Cancer Research Symposium and Awards luncheon on Thursday, October 9 that she once had a breast cancer scare. Barbara said, "Some years back, more than five now, I discovered a small lump in my own breast."
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Revamped 'The View' Premiere: Rosie O'Donnell and Other New Co-Hosts Salute Barbara Walters

September 16, 2014 03:04:17 GMT

"" kicked off the new season with a new set, a new logo and a new panel of co-hosts on Monday, September 15. Returning moderator was joined by Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace as well as , who had been on the show before from 2006-2007, in the panel.
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Barbara Walters Comments on 'The View' Future

July 02, 2014 04:43:13 GMT

has spoken out for the first time since "" made headlines after being left by its hosts. The former co-host on the talk show made a comment on the ABC show's possible future as she appeared at a NYC premiere of "".
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Barbara Walters Returning to 'The View' Six Weeks After Retirement

June 24, 2014 08:46:31 GMT

is set to return to "", just a little more than a month after leaving the show. It has been announced that the veteran journalist will appear as a guest on the ABC talk show Friday, June 27.
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Barbara Walters Will Donate Her Archives to Sarah Lawrence College

May 27, 2014 08:37:41 GMT

is going to donate some archives from her career to her alma mater, Sarah Lawrence College. The former co-host on "" shared the news as she made a surprise appearance during a commencement at the school on Friday, May 23, saying she would give the school tapes, papers and photos from her five-decade of career as a journalist.
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Barbara Walters Interviews Her Impersonator on Last 'The View' Day

May 17, 2014 03:19:49 GMT

After stopping by "" last week, teamed up with former "SNL" cast member Cheri Oteri to mark her final day on "". As she signed off from the ABC talk show that she co-created, the veteran TV journalist enlisted the help of the actress, known for her impression of Walters, so that she could interview herself.
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Barbara Walters' Last 'The View': Former Co-Hosts, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton Pay Tribute

May 16, 2014 01:58:27 GMT

has taped her last episode of "". The 84-year-old journalist welcomed back former co-hosts Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulos, Joy Behar, Lisa Ling, and , who joined current co-hosts , and on the panel Thursday afternoon, May 15 for the taping of the episode that will air Friday at 11 A.M. on ABC.
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ABC News Building Renamed After Barbara Walters

May 13, 2014 07:02:01 GMT

ABC News renamed its Upper West Side headquarters in honor of , who will retire later this week. The renaming of the Manhattan building, which is now called The Barbara Walters Building, was made official in a ceremony on Monday, May 12.
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Video: Barbara Walters Pokes Fun at Herself on Charlize Theron-Hosted 'Saturday Night Live'

May 12, 2014 02:11:49 GMT

"" paid tribute to before she officially retires this coming week on "". The variety show played clips of numerous Barbara Walters impressions over the years before the real Barbara Walters appeared on Weekend Update segment with Cecily Strong.
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'The View' to Reunite Past and Present Co-Hosts for Barbara Walters

April 17, 2014 01:57:37 GMT

There will be a big reunion on "". The talk show is bringing back the ladies, all past and present, to the Thursday, May 15 episode which is part of a week-long farewell to .
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Barbara Walters Says She Won't Cry on Her Final Day on 'The View'

April 09, 2014 07:22:53 GMT

promises not to cry when she bids farewell to "" co-hosts and audience. As her final day on the daytime talk show has been announced, the veteran journalist tells Variety, "I'm not going to cry."
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Barbara Walters' Last Date on 'The View' Announced

April 07, 2014 15:20:04 GMT

will bid "" goodbye on Friday, May 16, it has been revealed. The 84-year-old veteran announced her retirement from television journalism in May last year.
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Barbara Walters Calls Her Sex Toy 'Selfie'

February 18, 2014 08:44:03 GMT

may now give a new meaning to the word "selfie." The 84-year-old shared too much about her sex life during a Monday, February 17 episode of "", revealing that she had a vibrator and called it "selfie."
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Barbara Walters Under Fire for Defending Woody Allen

February 04, 2014 02:48:26 GMT

has been criticized for defending , who is accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was only 7 years old. Barbara talked about the issue on Monday, February 3 episode of "" with her co-hosts and even got into a heated argument with .
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Barbara Walters Names Hillary Clinton as the Most Fascinating Person of 2013

December 19, 2013 07:54:47 GMT

has unveiled her Most Fascinating Person of 2013. Revealed during her annual ABC special "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2013" on Wednesday, December 18, the person who landed on the top spot of her list was Hillary Clinton.
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Barbara Walters Partly Reveals Most Fascinating People of 2013 List

December 03, 2013 00:09:47 GMT

' list of Most Fascinating people of 2013 has been partly revealed. This will be the last 10 people who grace the list because the veteran journalist has announced in May her retirement from TV journalism next year.
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Katie Couric Denies Replacing Barbara Walters on 'The View'

September 14, 2013 03:30:28 GMT

has not been tapped to replace on "" just yet. After rumor spread like wild fire that the former "" anchor was set to fill the seat when the veteran journalist begins her retirement in summer 2014, the story is quickly denied by both parties.
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Barbara Walters' Daughter Arrested for Alleged DUI

May 21, 2013 08:14:30 GMT

' adopted daughter Jacqueline Danforth has been arrested for alleged DUI. TMZ reported that Danforth was pulled over in Naples, Florida, on Sunday, May 19. Details of the arrest are not available. Danforth, however, has been released from custody on $1,000 bond.
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Barbara Walters Announces Retirement on 'The View': I'm Perfectly Healthy

May 14, 2013 03:11:30 GMT

"" played a tribute footage to on Monday, May 13 before she gracefully addressed her retirement plan. "I have been on television continuously for over 50 years," she started her announcement. "But in the summer of 2014, a year from now, I plan to retire from appearing on television at all. It has been an absolutely joyful, rewarding, challenging, fascinating, and occasionally bumpy ride and I wouldn't change a thing."
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Barbara Walters to Retire From TV Journalism in 2014

May 13, 2013 05:04:36 GMT

is looking forward to more relaxing days next year. The 83-year-old author and television personality has told ABC News that she will leave TV journalism in summer 2014.
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Barbara Walters Coyly Addresses Retirement Rumors

April 02, 2013 06:12:34 GMT

has finally spoken up about reports that she's going to retire in 2014. On Monday, April 1, the veteran journalist said on "", "There were many reports last week that I was retiring from ABC and there was an assumption that I would be making an announcement today. The paparazzi were outside my home today... however, here I am, and I have no announcement to make."
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Report: Barbara Walters Plans to Retire From 'The View' in 2014

March 29, 2013 04:23:54 GMT

Rumor has it, ' departure from "" is imminent. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline learn that the ABC News veteran plans to leave the talk show that she created in May 2014.
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Justin Timberlake's '20/20 Experience' Expected to Debut on Top of Billboard 200

March 12, 2013 02:42:33 GMT

's much-anticipated "" album is expected to debut on top of the Billboard 200 album charts when it gets finally released next week. Industry sources are projecting at least half a million copies in sales that could give the 32-year-old entertainer his second No. 1, the first one being his 2006's "" album which sold 684,000 copies in its first week.
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Kim Kardashian Gets Painful 'Vampire' Facial to Stay Young

March 12, 2013 02:07:37 GMT

went to the extreme to stay beautiful and young. In the latest episode of "", the pregnant girlfriend of visited a clinic specializing in the so-called "vampire" facial to try out the latest beauty technique.
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Barbara Walters: Elisabeth Hasselbeck 'The View' Exit Report Is False Story

March 12, 2013 01:47:52 GMT

took it on "" Monday, March 11 to address speculation about 's alleged departure from the show. Squashing off the rumor, the veteran journalist said, "There is a particularly false story that keeps getting picked up about Elisabeth's alleged departure, saying that we don't approve of her conservative views. The truth is, we love Elisabeth. I like her personally, and she's just a wonderful person."
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Barbara Walters Reveals She Got Chickenpox From Frank Langella

March 06, 2013 06:29:58 GMT

"" host revealed the identity of the "well-known" actor who made her contract chickenpox. On Tuesday, March 5, Barbara confirmed that she got chickenpox from . The 85-year-old host revealed, "It was Frank Langella." She added, "By the way, Frank pointed out that he is over his shingles."
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Barbara Walters Shows Off Scar on 'The View', Gets Chickenpox From 'Well-Known Actor'

March 05, 2013 07:20:55 GMT

has returned to work after weeks of recovering from a fall during Obama inauguration week and from chicken pox. On her first day back on "", she showed off scar from her head injury and spilled how she got chickenpox.
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Barbara Walters to Return to 'The View' in March

February 27, 2013 03:41:35 GMT

After being absent from "" for several weeks, is set to return to the ABC talk show. On Tuesday, February 26, the veteran journalist called into a live taping of the show to announce her comeback planned for Monday, March 4.
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Hospitalized Barbara Walters Has Chicken Pox

January 29, 2013 04:37:05 GMT

' good friends gave another update on her condition on "". Host said, "You all know that she fell and cut her head 10 days ago, and then was running a temperature, but it turns out it is all the result of a delayed childhood."
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Barbara Walters Remains in Hospital, Runs Low-Grade Fever After Injured in a Fall

January 23, 2013 04:05:53 GMT

gave update on her condition after she fell at the residence of Peter Westmacott, Britain's ambassador to the United States, over the weekend. The ABC News anchor issued a statement on a Tuesday, January 22 episode on "", thanking fans for their support and assuring them that she's recovering well and expected to return home soon.
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