Biography of Barbara Walters

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Television journalist. Born September 25, 1931, in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of nightclub impresario Lou Walters (owner of New York 's swanky Latin Quarter) and his wife, Dena. In 1937, Lou Walters expanded his business, which caused his family to adopt an itinerant lifestyle, moving from Boston to New York to Miami Beach.
Walters attended the all-female Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, graduating in 1953 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Her first job was as the assistant to the publicity director of WRCA-TV (a local NBC affiliate). After sharpening her writing and producing skills at NBC, Walters moved to
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Brother: Burton Walters (d. 1932, pneumonia)
Sister: Jacqueline Walters (mildly retarded, d. 1988 ovarian cancer)
Boyfriend: Roy Cohn (Joe McCarthy 's assistant, dated in college)
Husband: Robert Henry Katz (New York businessman, m. 1958, annulled 1959)
Husband: Lee Guber (stage producer, b. 1920, m. 8-Dec-1963, div. 1976, d. 27-Mar-1988)
Daughter: Jacqueline Dena Guber Danforth (b. 14-Jun-1968 adopted, founded New Horizons charity)
Husband: Merv Adelson (co-founder of Lorimar Pictures, b. 1929, m. 1986, div. 1992)
Boyfriend: Alan Greenspan (together 1974)
Boyfriend: John Warner (Senator, together 1990s)

Walters has continued to conduct interviews with such well known personalities as Princess Diana of England, General Colin Powell, Hillary Rodham Clinton, wife of President William Clinton, Robert Shapiro, famous defense attorney, etc. Her ability in drawing people out, understanding the situation and to make it as clear as possible during interviews has attributed to her success. The year 1996 marks the twentieth anniversary of her relationship with the American Broadcasting. Her 20/20 television show is always in the weekly top ratings according to the polls. Walters has substituted many times for a vacationing Ted Koppel on his Nightline program and has her own special programs throughout the year.
Barbara Walters was married and divorced. She has an adopted daughter, Jacqueline, with whom she enjoys the mother-daughter
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