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Barbara Walters

1929 - 2022

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Barbara Jill Walters (September 25, 1929 – December 30, 2022) was an American broadcast journalist and television personality. Known for her interviewing ability and popularity with viewers, she appeared as a host of numerous television programs, including Today, the ABC Evening News, 20/20, and The View. Walters was a working journalist from 1951 until her retirement in 2015. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Walters has received more than 9,904,902 page views. Her biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Barbara Walters is the 31st most popular presenter (down from 28th in 2019), the 5,735th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,898th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Presenter.

Barbara Walters is most famous for her trailblazing career in broadcast journalism, including being the first woman to co-anchor a network news program in the United States and for her numerous interviews with world leaders and celebrities. She is also known for co-creating the daytime talk show "The View," which has become a popular platform for discussing current events and social issues.

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  • 39

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  • 1.40

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  • 5.77

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Among presenters, Barbara Walters ranks 31 out of 110Before her are Peter R. de Vries, Mike Bongiorno, John Peel, Conan O'Brien, Yoo Jae-suk, and David Frost. After her are Joey Bishop, Phil McGraw, Alex Trebek, Jô Soares, Casey Kasem, and Steve Allen.

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Among people born in 1929, Barbara Walters ranks 308Before her are Carlo Clerici, Ruth Pfau, Alla Horska, Kenneth MacMillan, Charles Moore, and Sebastian Koto Khoarai. After her are Avet Terterian, Miyoshi Umeki, Lyubov Kozyreva, Claude Nougaro, Rudi Glöckner, and Francesco Marchisano. Among people deceased in 2022, Barbara Walters ranks 269Before her are Guy Lafleur, Michel Deguy, Louie Anderson, Rupiah Banda, Akira Takarada, and Zhang Jie. After her are Vic Elford, Bob Falkenburg, Gilbert Gottfried, Kenneth Welsh, Rustam Ibragimbekov, and Nehemiah Persoff.

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Among people born in United States, Barbara Walters ranks 5,735 out of 18,182Before her are Virginia Dare (1587), John Wesley Powell (1834), Jeffrey Katzenberg (1950), Tom Wopat (1951), Florence Ballard (1943), and Richard N. Frye (1920). After her are Abraham Polonsky (1910), Edgar Leonard (1881), Gabrielle Carteris (1961), Edmund M. Clarke (1945), Tiny Sandford (1894), and Walter J. Ong (1912).

Among PRESENTERS In United States

Among presenters born in United States, Barbara Walters ranks 18Before her are Walter Cronkite (1916), Chris Wallace (1947), Howard Stern (1954), Michael Buffer (1944), Mike Bongiorno (1924), and Conan O'Brien (1963). After her are Joey Bishop (1918), Phil McGraw (1950), Casey Kasem (1932), Steve Allen (1921), Rush Limbaugh (1951), and Regis Philbin (1931).

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