Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters

Highest Rated: 100% Everything Is Copy (2016)

Lowest Rated: 71% Goin' South (1978)

Birthday: Sep 25, 1929

Birthplace: Not Available

Over the course of her groundbreaking career, television personality Barbara Walters has consistently offered the public a face and voice they came to trust and enjoy. Born to a father who made his living producing theater and running nightclubs, Walters graduated from Sarah Lawrence in 1949 with an English degree. In 1961 she became part of The Today Show staff, writing copy and researching. Over the course of the decade, she learned new skills, eventually appearing in a number of segments on-air. NBC made history in 1974 when they made her the first female co-host in the show's venerable history. Her popularity was so strong, her distinctive voice provided fodder for many comedians and impressionists, most famously Gilda Radner's impression on Saturday Night Live. She left NBC after ABC offered her the co-anchor chair for the evening news next to Harry Reasoner. In addition to hosting a string of successful celebrity interview specials, including an annual Oscar special that ran for a number of years, Walters co-hosted the news magazine 20/20 for two decades, ending her run on that program in 2004. She branched out in 1997 with The View, a morning chat show she created aimed at women. The success of that program was yet another jewel in the crown of the woman whom Oprah Winfrey claimed inspired her to want to be a television personality.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet This Is Farrah Fawcett Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Last Days of Michael Jackson Actor 2018
No Score Yet Truth and Lies: The Menendez Brothers Actor 2017
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
74% The Outrageous Sophie Tucker Actor 2015
90% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Barbara Walters $16K 2012
No Score Yet Heaven: Where is it? How Do We Get There Actor 2006
No Score Yet Heaven: Where is It? How Do We Get There? Host 2006
No Score Yet Ronald Reagan: An American Legend Host 2004
No Score Yet American Biography Actor 1999
No Score Yet The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story Actor 1996
No Score Yet American Masters Actor 1991
No Score Yet The Barbara Walters Specials Actor 1991
No Score Yet Perfect Baby Host 1988
No Score Yet In God We Tru$t (In God We Trust) (Gimme That Prime Time Religion) Actor 1980
81% Rock 'n' Roll High School Cafeteria Lady 1979
71% Goin' South Spinster I 1978
88% Crazy Mama Lady Teller 1975

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The View
1997
Host Guest Appearing Host (1997-present) Executive Producer Producer 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
Guest 2019
2013
No Score Yet 20/20
1978
Host Appearing Reporter Anchor 2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2006
2004
2003
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2015
2014
90% Nashville
2012-2018
Herself 2014
2013
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
Appearing 2014
2012
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest Appearing 2014
2013
2011
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2013
2012
No Score Yet My Extreme Affliction: A Special Edition of 20/20
2012
Anchor 2012
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2012
2011
No Score Yet Nightline
1980
Reporter 2011
No Score Yet Primetime Nightline
2011
Reporter 2011
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
Guest 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Host 2007
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Appearing 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2004
2003
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Herself 2000
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
Host
No Score Yet Today
2017
Host Appearing

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