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Barbara Walters makes cameo on Season 18 premiere of 'The View'

Barbara Walters makes cameo on Season 18 premiere of 'The View'

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 (UPI) --The Season 18 premiere of "The View" began with the hosts approaching a throne and kneeling to kiss the ring of the show's now-retired creator Barbara Walters.
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Perez, Wallace, O'Donnell and Goldberg featured in new 'View' cast photo

Perez, Wallace, O'Donnell and Goldberg featured in new 'View' cast photo

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) --ABC has released a photo of the new cast of "The View" just days ahead of the chat show's Season 18 premiere Monday.
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Rosie O'Donnell addresses her return to 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell addresses her return to 'The View'

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Rosie O'Donnell says the upcoming season of "The View" with new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicole Wallace will be "must-see TV."
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Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace join 'The View' as co-hosts

Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace join 'The View' as co-hosts

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Actress Rosie Perez and political analyst Nicolle Wallace have been named the new co-hosts of "The View," ABC announced Thursday.
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Ann Curry may be on short list to join 'The View'

Ann Curry may be on short list to join 'The View'

NEW YORK, July 14 (UPI) --ABC considering hiring Ann Curry to fill an empty chair on "The View."
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Madonna excused from jury duty to avoid 'creating a distraction'

Madonna excused from jury duty to avoid 'creating a distraction'

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Madonna was excused from jury duty in New York City after officials determined she would be too much of a distraction for the other jurors.
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Rosie O'Donnell may return to co-host 'The View'

Rosie O'Donnell may return to co-host 'The View'

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) --Rosie O'Donnell is reportedly in "active negotiations" to rejoin "The View" following the departure of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
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Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy confirm their departure from 'The View'

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy confirm their departure from 'The View'

NEW YORK, June 27 (UPI) --Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy announce their departure from "The View" less than two months after co-host and creator Barbara Walters' retirement.
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Barbara Walters to interview Peter Rodger, father of Santa Barbara shooter

Barbara Walters to interview Peter Rodger, father of Santa Barbara shooter

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --Barbara Walters will interview the father of Elliot Rodger, the 22-year-old who killed six people in Isla Vista, Calif., last month.
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Barbara Walters bids farewell to 'The View'

Barbara Walters bids farewell to 'The View'

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) --Barbara Walters' last episode as co-host of "The View" -- the female-centric, multi-host chat show she created in 1997 -- has aired on ABC.
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Barbara Walters tapes her final episode as co-host of 'The View'

Barbara Walters tapes her final episode as co-host of 'The View'

NEW YORK, May 15 (UPI) --Broadcasting legend Barbara Walters taped her final episode of {i:The View} Thursday and the program will air Friday.
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Barbara Walters spoofs herself, 'Baba Wawa,' on 'Saturday Night Live' [VIDEO]

Barbara Walters spoofs herself, 'Baba Wawa,' on 'Saturday Night Live' [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) --Barbara Walters sat down with "Weekend Update" host Cecily Strong to discuss her career in broadcasting.
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Barbara Walters Day: Day dedicated to broadcaster in NYC

Barbara Walters Day: Day dedicated to broadcaster in NYC

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaims May 16 Barbara Walters Day during "The View" appearance.
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Lindsay Lohan co-hosts 'The View'

Lindsay Lohan co-hosts 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Barbara Walters welcomed guest co-host Lindsay Lohan to Friday's edition of "The View," calling her "a young woman I have been trying to interview for years."
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Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

Past and present co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters on 'The View'

NEW YORK, April 16 (UPI) -- All 11 past and present "The View" co-hosts will come together to celebrate Barbara Walters' retirement in an upcoming special episode.
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Barbara Walters arrives at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute 2007 Gold Medal Gala at 583 Park Avenue in New York on November 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Barbara Jill Walters (born September 25, 1929) is an American broadcast journalist and author, who has hosted morning television shows (Today and The View), the television newsmagazine (20/20), and co-anchor of the ABC Evening News and correspondent on ABC World News (then ABC Evening 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 newsmagazine 20/20. She was the first female co-anchor of network evening news, working with Harry Reasoner on the ABC Evening News and was later a correspondent for ABC World News Tonight with Charles Gibson.

Walters was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Louis "Lou" Walters and his wife, Dena Seletsky, both of whom were Jewish and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire, now Eastern Europe. Walters' paternal grandfather, Isaac Abrahams, was from what is now Łódź, Poland, and first immigrated to England, changing his name to Abraham Walters. Walters' father was born there c. 1896, and moved to the United States with his family in 1900. In 1937, her father opened the New York version of the Latin Quarter; he also was a Broadway producer (he produced the Ziegfeld Follies of 1943). He also was the Entertainment Director for the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he imported the "Folies Bergere" stage show from Paris to the resort's main showroom. Walters' brother, Burton, died in 1932 of pneumonia. Walters' elder sister, Jacqueline, was born mentally disabled and died of ovarian cancer in 1985. Barbara has another half sister, Walda Walters Anderson born to a different mother and Barbara's father, Lou Walters. Walda is now a communications executive.

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