Barbara Walters Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


30th May 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters showed off her fun-loving side of Thursday night (29May14) when she joined a host of Sesame Street puppets to celebrate the children's programme's 45th anniversary. Walters joined iconic characters including Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, and the show's co-creator Joan Ganz Cooney, for the plush celebrations at the Cipriani restaurant in New York.


15th May 2014

Fact: Stars including Alec Baldwin, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, actress Chloe Bennet and Scandal's Katie Lowes were among the guests who turned out to celebrate retiring Tv newswoman Barbara Walters at a special bash in New York City on Wednesday night (14May14).


13th May 2014

Fact: Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife, Deborra-lee Furness, turned the tables on U.S. talk show veteran Barbara Walters in a pre-taped segment on The View on Tuesday (13May14), when they interviewed the 84 year old about her career. During the segment, Jackman sang I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face from the film My Fair Lady after Walters revealed it is her favourite song.


21st April 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters has been honoured with her own day. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday (21Apr14) that the broadcaster's final appearance on her talk show The View on 16 May (14) will be declared Barbara Walters Day. She will retire from the programme she launched after 17 years.


7th April 2014

Fact: Veteran U.S. Tv star Barbara Walters is to step down from her long-running role on The View after a final appearance on 16 May (14) after 17 years. Her retirement from the show will be marked by a tribute documentary, and the renaming of the ABC News network's New York City headquarters. She plans to continue working in Tv.


5th December 2012

Quote: "Harry’s the sexier one (but) I thought they were all adorable. They are the most popular boy band in the world! In Sweden, they had young women - barebreasted - pushing their breasts on their car so that they could actually see the nipple marks on the window." Veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters, 83, fell for One Direction's charm after meeting them for an interview recently.


12th November 2012

Fact: Lindsay Lohan has dumped U.S. broadcasting veteran Barbara Walters in favour of sitting down for an interview with Tv comedian Jay Leno. The Mean Girls star had been due to tape a chat with Walters for news show 20/20 last week (ends11Nov12), but axed it at late notice and booked an appearance on America's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 20 November (12) instead.


9th November 2012

Fact: Lindsay Lohan has pulled out of plans to sit down for a candid tell-all interview with U.S. broadcasting veteran Barbara Walters. The Mean Girls star was due to be taped for news show 20/20 this week (ends11Nov12) ahead of a broadcast date of 16 November (12).


17th October 2012

Fact: Lindsay Lohan is set to open up about her latest legal and personal troubles in a tell-all interview with U.S. broadcasting veteran Barbara Walters. The Mean Girls star is expected to discuss a recent hit-and-run allegation and a headline-grabbing fight with her mum Dina, which resulted in police turning up to her family home in Long Island, New York earlier this month (Oct12). The sit-down will be taped for news show 20/20 and air on 16 November (12).


27th March 2012

Fact: Veteran broadcaster Barbara Walters will take on roastmaster duties for actress Betty White's induction into the legendary Friars Club in New York on 16 May (12).


15th November 2011

Fact: Fashion designer Ralph Lauren and legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters were among those who paid their respects at a funeral service for Evelyn Lauder on Monday (14Nov11). The Estee Lauder boss died on Saturday (12Nov11) at her home in New York after losing her battle with cancer.


7th September 2010

Fact: SIR Elton John, Justin Bieber and David Beckham led a star-studded video tribute to veteran U.S. newswoman Barbara Walters on Tuesday (07Sep10), when she made a full return to her chat show The View. The 80 year old underwent heart surgery May (10) and has since made a full recovery.


29th January 2010

Fact: Victoria Beckham is set to add talk show presenter to her resume - she is joining the ladies of U.S. TV's The View next month (Feb10). The pop star-turned-fashion designer will take a seat alongside co-hosts including Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters as a guest co-host on 17 February (10).


3rd December 2009

Quote: "I expected her to to show up in some weird get-up, but she arrived in a very serious black Chanel suit and she was quite intelligent." Beloved U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters confirms Lady GaGa is on her annual list of the year's 10 Most Fascinating People. The Poker Face singer will join Adam Lambert and Tyler Perry among others on Walters TV special, which will air in the U.S. next week (09Dec09).


24th July 2009

Fact: Leading U.S. journalists such as Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer gathered on Thursday (23Jul09) to pay their final respects to late newsman WALTER CRONKITE, who died last week (17Jul09) at the age of 92. Actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were also in attendance at the service, held at St Bartholomew's Church in New York City.


16th April 2009

Quote: "BARBARA has been a friend of mine for a long time. We went to Howard Stern's wedding. She approached me and said very nice things, and I said very nice things to her. We're back. We've been friends for a long time." Donald Trump insists his long-running feud with U.S. TV personality Barbara Walters is finally over.


19th February 2009

Quote: "Looking in the front row and seeing Jack Nicholson." Hugh Jackman tells U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters spotting notorious awards show heckler JACK NICHOLSON at the forthcoming ceremony (22Feb08) would make him really nervous.


4th February 2009

Fact: Sir Paul McCartney's girlfriend, NANCY SHEVELL, is U.S. broadcaster Barbara Walters' second cousin.


24th January 2009

Quote: "It's the first time I've been sat with four women, and there's not loud music and I haven't got a drink in both my hands." Mickey Rourke during an appearance on U.S. talk show The View, hosted by Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd and ELIZABETH HASSELBECK.


30th November 2007

Fact: Super-slim POSH SPICE VICTORIA BECKHAM revealed she would never nibble on a piece of chocolate cake or a cookie, during her taped interview with Barbara Walters for the U.S. broadcaster's upcoming annual 10 Most Fascinating People news special.


6th June 2007

Fact: Veteran U.S. TV host Barbara Walters will be honoured with the 2,340th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles tomorrow (07Jun07).


21st October 2006

Fact: Owen Wilson, Andre Agassi and Lindsay Lohan have made US broadcaster Barbara Walters' Most Fascinating People of 2006 list. The full top 10 will be released nearer the broadcast date in December (06).


19th January 2006

Quote: <p>"You are so beautiful! I'm sitting next to you, looking at this face... and this complexion - I'm coming back (in my next life) as a man." Supposedly staid interviewer Barbara Walters appears quite smitten by the lovely Kate Beckinsale on US TV's The View. </p>


28th December 2005

Fact: <p>A host of celebrities including Liza Minnelli, John Lithgow and Barbara Walters will take part in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration on New Year's Day (01JAN06). </p>


21st September 2005

Fact: <p>LARRY KING sang a personalised version of I DID IT MY WAY to fellow news broadcaster Barbara Walters on her talk show The View this morning (21SEP05) to mark her birthday. </p>


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