Barbara Walters Biography

Published On Oct 09, 2015
Facts of Barbara Walters
Date of Birth: 1929 , September-25
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
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Barbara Walters has been married three times in her life but all her married life came to an end after being married for a few years. She was first married to Robert Henry Katz. He is one of the great business executive from United States and he also served in the Navy for some years. They got married in 1955 and finally called off her marriage with him in 1958. She then got married with Lee Guber. He married life with him lasted for more than a decade and she also adopted a child with him. After that she got married with Merv Adelson and ends her married life with him after half a decade. She was also involved in love affairs more than once. She started her professional career soon after completing her bachelor’s degree. During her early days, she worked in the small advertising agency. After that she got a chance to appear in ABC News. She is one of the richest celebrities in United States with net worth of $150 million.

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Born in Boston, Massachusetts

September 25 , 1929

Barbara Walters was from the upper middle class family born as Barbara Jill Walters in Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America to Dena Seletsky and Louis Edward Walters. She is an American and is of diverse descent.

Married to Robert Henry Katz

June 20 , 1955

Barbara Walters was first married to Robert Henry Katz. He is one of the great business executive from United States and he also served in the Navy for some years. They got married in June, 1955. 

Won Primetime Emmy Awards

1983

Primetime Emmy Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the movie industry. She has been nominated in this award for about dozen of time but out of these nominations she has been honored only once. She won this award for Outstanding Informational Series.

Won Daytime Emmy Awards

1975

She has been honored with Daytime Emmy Awards more than once in her and she has also been nominated in this award for more than fifteen times. She first won this award in 1975 and that was for Outstanding Host or Hostess in a Talk. 

Won News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2000

News & Documentary Emmy Awards is also one of the prestigious awards and she has been honored thrice with this award. She first won this award in 2000 and that was for Outstanding News and Documentary Program Achievement. 

Won Online Film & Television Association

2001

Barbara Walters has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has won several of them. She first won this award in 2000 and Best Host. She also won this award the following year and that was also from the same category. 

Called off her marriage

1958

Barbara Walters's married life with Robert Henry Katz finally came to an end in 1958. They got married in 1955 but within a year news came out that they are about to call off their marriage and they did in 1958. The reason is unknown though. 

Married to Lee Guber

December 8 , 1963

Barbara Walters got married for the second time in 1963. She was married to Lee Guber. Lee was one of the big names in the theater world and he was actually a producer and also the owner of some theaters. They got married on 8th of December. 

Divorced with Lee Guber

March 22 , 1976

Barbara remained as the wife of Lee Guber for more than a decade. During this long married life she didn't became pregnant but she did adopted a child with him. They got divorced in 1976 for some unknown reasons. 

Married to Merv Adelson

May 10 , 1986

Barbara Walters has been married three times in her life but all her married life came to an end after being married for a few years. She got married with Merv Adelson for the third time in her life. He was the chief executive officer of the Lorimar Television. 

Adopted a child

1968

Barbara Walters has not given birth to her own child yet but she has been the mother once in her life. Actually she adopted a child when she was married for the second time with Lee Guber. The name of her daughter is Jacqueline Dena Guber. 

Began dating Roy Cohn

1978

She was once in relation with Roy Cohn. His full name is Roy Marcus Cohn. He is popular in the United States as the gay lawyer. It is also reveled that she was close with him before she married for the second time. It is also said that he proposed her at that time too. 

Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College

1951

Barbara Walters received her formal education from Ethical Culture Fieldston School. She was also enrolled at Birch Wathen School; this is the place from where she completed her high school education. After that she joined Sarah Lawrence College to pursue her bachelor’s degree. 

Began her professional career

1952

She started her professional career soon after completing her bachelor’s degree. During her early days, she worked in the small advertising agency. After that she got a chance to appear in ABC News. 

Announced her retirement

2014

Barbara Walters is a multi talented woman from United States. She is the journalist and as well an author. She has also established herself as a television personality. She is popular in the world for being the host of news magazine 20/20. She worked for more than half a century and finally announced her retirement in 2014.