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Barbara Walters

Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. She has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television news magazine (20/20), co-anchored the ABC World News, and is a contributor to ABC News. Walters was first known as a popular TV morning news anchor for over 10 years on NBC's Today, where she worked with Hugh Downs and later hosts Frank McGee and Jim Hartz. Walters later spent 25 years as co-host of ABC's news magazine 20/20. She was the first female co-anchor of network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News, and continuing as a contributor to the network news division and its flagship program, ABC World News. In 1996, Walters was ranked #34 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. Walters was born in 1929 in Boston to Dena (née Seletsky) and Louis "Lou" Walters (born Louis Warmwater). Her parents were both Jewish and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire, now Eastern Europe. Walters' paternal grandfather, Abraham Isaac, was from what is now Łódź, Poland, and first immigrated to England, changing his name first to Warmwater and later to

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Barbara Walters -- My Sex Toy Has a First Name ...

Barbara Walters
My Sex Toy Has a First Name ...

Barbara Walters really loves herself -- like REALLY loves herself -- the 84-year-old just announced on TV she has a VIBRATOR ... and it even has a name.The topic of vibrators came up on "The View"… READ MORE >

Howard Stern -- Famous Pals Show Up For Birthday Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern
Famous Pals Show Up for BD Bash Empty Handed

Howard Stern's birthday party Friday in New York was packed with celebs like Jimmy Kimmel and Gary Dell'Abate .. and most got him the same thing for his big 6-0 -- NOTHING!The late night host and… READ MORE >

- 160 days ago
'The Talk' Star Sharon Osbourne -- The Chicks On 'The View' Can 'Go F**k Themselves'

'Talk' Star Sharon Osbourne
'The View' Gals Can 'Go F**k Themselves'

"The Talk" star Sharon Osbourne has just fired a major shot in her war with "The View" -- saying the women on the ABC chat show can all go "f**k themselves" ... with one exception. Sharon, along… READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
Barbara Walters' Anonymous Stroll In NYC

Barbara Walters
Anonymous Stroll In Big Apple

Now we know why Barbara Walters -- one of the most famous, most recognizable people on the planet -- lives in NYC .... no one messes with her.Barbara went for an arm-in-arm stroll yesterday on… READ MORE >

- 290 days ago
Barbara Walters to Michael Buble -- I'd Love to See Your Penis!

Barbara Walters
to Michael Buble: I'd Love to See Your Penis!

Just because she's 83 doesn't mean Barbara Walters doesn't enjoy a good penis every now and then -- and yesterday, she made it clear ... she'd really like to see what Michael Buble's packin'.… READ MORE >

- 304 days ago
Elisabeth Hasselbeck -- Peace, View!

Elisabeth Hasselbeck
Peace, View!

Joy Behar isn't the only one jumping ship on "The View" ... Elisabeth Hasselbeck is also bailing on ABC's daytime talk show.Fox just released a statement, saying Hasselbeck will be replacing… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago
Barbara Walters' Daughter -- DRUNK & ABUSIVE During DUI Arrest

Barbara Walters' Daughter
Drunk and Abusive During DUI Arrest

Barbara Walters' daughter was so out of control during her DUI arrest, she had to be "taken to the ground" so she wouldn't run into traffic ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ.… READ MORE >

- 416 days ago
Barbara Walters' Daughter -- Arrested For DUI

Barbara Walters' Daughter
Busted For DUI

Barbara Walters' daughter -- whose troubled childhood was chronicled in Barbara's biography and in several TV specials -- was arrested for DUI in Florida on Sunday, TMZ has learned. According to… READ MORE >

- 417 days ago
Barbara Walters Retiring -- 'View' Host Hanging Up the Mic in 2014

Barbara Walters
Callin' It Quits in 2014

Barbara Walters is hanging up her microphone in 2014 after 37 years with ABC News, the network announced Sunday night. Walters -- who will hand down the official word Monday morning on "The… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
Barbara Walters Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them

Barbara Walters
Bitches About Retirement Reports ... But Doesn't Dispute Them

Barbara Walters is clearly ticked off over the stories detailing her plans to retire in 2014 ... because she ranted about it on "The View" this morning ... and even took a dig at little ol' us.… READ MORE >

- 466 days ago

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