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      Barbara Walters

      Barbara Walters

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      Birthday: Sep 25, 1929

      Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

      Emmy winner Barbara Walters was a pioneering figure in the male-dominated world of network news in the 1960s and 1970s, who later emerged as an American broadcasting icon. A writer, researcher, producer and eventual on-air co-host of "The Today Show" (NBC, 1952- ), Walters continually pushed boundaries and her tenacious pursuit of hard news resulted in some of the biggest scoops of the era. In a significant victory for the droves of newly liberated women of the early 1970s, Walters was promoted to NBC News correspondent and entrusted with such responsibilities as covering President Nixon's historic visit to China in 1972. In 1976, Walters moved to ABC, where, after a troubled start as the first female co-anchor of a nightly network news broadcast, "World News Tonight" (ABC, 1976- ), she launched the infamous "Barbara Walters Specials" (ABC, 1976- ). These insightful profiles of top names in politics, sports and entertainment were ratings-grabbers, thanks to Walters' ingenious method of curve-ball questions that extracted the kind of personal revelations subjects least wanted to talk about. She continued to serve ABC news as a special correspondent and co-hosted the network's prime time news magazine "20/20" (1978- ) for over 20 years. As the creator of the controversial hit female-centric panel/talk show "The View" (ABC, 1997- ), Walters proved that after four-plus decades of catering to both hard news and entertainment audiences, she still had a knack for delivering timely topics in a way that appealed to audiences. Walters retired from "The View" and her other on-air duties in May 2014, drawing one of the most renowned careers in television news to an end.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Unknown (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Barbara Walters Specials Unknown (Character) - 1991

      TV

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet Barbara Walters Presents American Scandals Host 2015-2016
      No Score Yet 8% The View Executive Producer,
      Guest,
      Host
      2013-2016
      No Score Yet 50% 20/20 Anchor,
      Guest,
      Correspondent
      2013-2015
      No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 100% Extreme Weight Loss Guest 2014
      No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
      96% 71% Nashville Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
      No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2012
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009
      No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2008
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien Guest 2008
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Guest 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Maude Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1969 1973