Barbara Walters

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Biography

  • 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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Barbara Walters Fast Facts:
  • Father founded and owned the famous Latin Quarter nightclubs in New York and Miami.
  • Dated lawyer Roy Cohn, aide to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, in the early 1950s. The two maintained a friendship until Cohn's death in 1986.
  • In 1976, became the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast, earning an unprecedented $1 million a year to co-anchor (with Harry Reasoner) ABC Evening News.
  • Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2000.
  • Left the long-running news magazine 20/20 to concentrate on her morning talk show, The View, in 2004.
  • Published Audition: A Memoir in 2008.
  • Barbara Walters Relationships:
  • Edward Brooke - Ex-significant Other
  • Jacqueline Walters - Sister
  • Robert Henry Katz - Ex-husband
  • Dena Walters - Mother
  • Lee Guber - Ex-husband
  • Jackie Danforth - Daughter
  • John Warner - Ex-significant Other
  • Lou Walters - Father
  • Merv Adelson - Ex-husband
  • Barbara Walters Awards:
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Winner
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1990 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1991 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Series - Nominee
  • 1992 Emmy: Outstanding Informational Special - Nominee
  • College:
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY (BA in English, 1953)

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