Barbara Walters - Famous Actor

Barbara Walters Net Worth


Barbara Walters, the famous American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality, had a net worth of $170 million at the time of her death. Throughout her multi-decade career, Walters hosted several television shows, including ’20/20,’ ‘The View,’ and the ‘ABC Evening News,’ making her one of the most successful and well-known figures in the industry.

Key facts:

  • Barbara Walters was an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality.
  • She hosted several television shows, including '20/20,' 'The View,' and the 'ABC Evening News.'
  • Walters was the first woman to co-host an American news program and the first woman to co-anchor a network evening news program.
  • She is known for her annual 'Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People' special.
  • Walters has published two books, 'How to Talk with Practically Anybody about Practically Anything' and 'Audition: A Memoir.'

Basic Information About Barbara Walters

ProfessionsJournalist, Television producer, Author, Presenter, Screenwriter, Actor, Talk show host
Net worth$170,000,000
Date of birth1929-09-25
Place of birthBoston
Date of death2022-12-30 (aged 93)
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksAsking unapologetic point-blank questions
Classic and conservative sense of style
SpouseMerv Adelson - (10 May 1986 - 17 August 1992) (divorced)
Lee Guber - (8 December 1963 - 22 March 1976) (divorced) (1 child)
20 June - Robert Henry Katz ( 1955 - 1958) (annulled)
Height5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Social Media↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Barbara Walters win?


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Barbara Walters awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Talk Show HostNomineeThe View2014
Daytime Emmy - Outstanding Talk Show HostWinnerThe View2009
OFTA Television Award - Best Host or Performer in a Miscellaneous Series or SpecialNomineeThe View2006
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowNomineeThe View2003
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowWinnerThe View2001
OFTA Television Award - Best Host of a Talk or Service ShowWinnerThe View2000
People's Choice Award - Favorite Daytime TV HostNomineeThe View2013

Barbara Walters roles

Movie / Series Role
ViceSelf (archive footage) (uncredited)
NashvilleSelf 1 episode, 2014
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2007-2008
The Girls Next DoorSelf 1 episode, 2005
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSelf 2 episodes, 2014
The Daily ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2008-2012
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf 2 episodes, 2003-2004
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf 1 episode, 1970
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 5 episodes, 2000-2011
The Maury Povich ShowSelf - Guest 5 episodes, 1994-1997
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf / ... 10 episodes, 1997-2008
Late Night with Jimmy FallonSelf 1 episode, 2010

Barbara Walters's Quotes

  • [advice from Don Hewitt, producer of 60 Minutes (1968), in 1957] You're a marvelous girl, but stay out of television.
  • I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
  • [on interviewing] I find very often people like to confront rumors. It depends on how much they trust you. And you have to have a line between what is tasteful and what isn't.
  • My own opinion is that there's far too little flirtation in our country as it is. Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.
  • Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.

Barbara Walters's photos

Interesting Facts about Barbara Walters

  1. Her daughter was named after Barbara's sister, who was born mildly mentally retarded and died a few years ago from ovarian cancer.
  2. Stated that her mentor is newsman Mike Wallace.
  3. She only wears one contact lens while working. With one lens she can read the teleprompter, but with two she would not be able to read her notes.
  4. Inducted into the Television Academy Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame in 1990.
  5. Honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image in 1992.
  6. Lifetime Achievement Award from International Women's Media Foundation in 1991.
  7. Lifetime Achievement Award from Women's Project and Productions in 1993.
  8. Honored by Museum of Television and Radio in 1996, for her contributions to broadcast journalism.
  9. Has interviewed every US president since Richard Nixon.
  10. Was the Today (1952) show's first female co-host.
  11. Has received honorary doctorates from Ohio State University, Temple University, Marymount College, Wheaton College, and Hofstra University
  12. Daughter of Dena (Seletsky) and Lou Walters, who owned Latin Quarter nightclubs in New York, Boston and Florida.
  13. TV reporter.
  14. Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in English.
  15. Daughter Jacqueline Dena Guber was born 14 June 1968. She was adopted by Barbara and her then-husband Lee Guber a few days after birth.
  16. Her interview with Monica Lewinsky became the highest-rated news program ever broadcast by a single network.
  17. She was the youngest producer with NBC-TV's New York station (WNBC-TV).
  18. An adoptive mother of 1 daughter.
  19. Named one of the "Best Dressed Stars of All-time" by People magazine, Sept. 2000.
  20. She does not like to be photographed from her right side.

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