Barbara as Walter

1/15/2007 2:53 PM PST
It's been a tough couple of weeks for Barbara Walters ... and it's showing.

Babwa put on her bravest face (or someone's) for Katie Couric's big 50th birthday party in New York, and by "bravest," of course, we mean disturbingly drag-queen-esque.

The "View" den mother looks like she spent some time behind scaffolding -- with these tranny-like results.