Barbara Walters

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  • Birth Name: Barbara Jill Waters
  • Birth Place: Boston, MA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/25/1929, Libra
  • Profession: Broadcast journalist; anchor; TV host; producer
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The View to Unite All 11 Co-Hosts for Barbara Walters Farewell

All of The View's co-hosts, past and present, will unite for a special episode live on Thursday, May 15, ABC announced Wednesday. The 11 women will gather to celebrate the show's creator Barbara Walters, who will depart the show the following day.

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ABC Announces Barbara Walters' Last Day, Week-Long Series of Events to Honor Her

Barbara Walters will officially vacate her chair on The View on Friday, May 16, ABC has announced.

As part of her final scheduled appearance, the network has planned a week-long series of events. Following her last day as co-host, ABC will air a two-hour special (May 16 at 9/8c), ABC: A Barbara Celebration, honoring the broadcasting icon and trailblazer. Finally, ABC News Headquarters in New York City will be named in her honor during a dedication ceremony.

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OWN Announces Darlene Love Movie Starring Toni Braxton, Octavia Spencer Miniseries

Toni Braxton will star as Darlene Love in My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story, an upcoming TV movie about the singer that will air on OWN in December, the network announced Thursday.

In addition, Octavia Spencer will star in a two-night event miniseries tentatively titled Tulsa, about the largest race riot in U.S. history, in Tulsa, Okla. Spencer will play journalist Mattie Clay.

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Year Title Description
2013 Makers TV Show Series, Remarks by
2012 Daytime Emmy Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2012 Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr. TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 Kennedy Center Honors TV Show Series, Appearing
2008 Live to Be 150...Can You Do It? TV Show Series, Host

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Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters Slam ABC on The View

Whoopi Goldberg got to present at Sunday's Academy Awards, but she still says that the night could have gone better.

On Tuesday's episode of The View — Goldberg's first after returning from Los Angeles — the Oscar winner called out ABC for not inviting the women of The View to... read more

VIDEO: Rosie O'Donnell Returns to The View

Rosie O'Donnell returns to The View on Friday for the first time since her controversial departure in 2007, but viewers can get a sneak peek of her appearance now.

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Rosie O'Donnell to Return to The View

Rosie O'Donnell is returning to The View on Feb. 7 for the first time since her abrupt exit in 2007, ABC announced on Monday.

"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact through the years," Barbara Walters said in a statement. "I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history."

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Singer Ciara Confirms Pregnancy

Singer Ciara confirmed on The View Tuesday that she's expecting her first child with her fiancée, rapper Future. The couple got engaged in October.

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Miley Cyrus Opens Up About Liam Hemsworth: I Was So Scared of Being Alone

Miley Cyrus has been riding a wave of professional triumph this year thanks to the success of her album Wrecking Ball, but 2013 was also a tough year personally after she and Liam Hemsworth called off their engagement in... read more

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