Barbara Jill Walters: A Brief Biography

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Journalist, producer and author, Barbara Jill Walters, came into the world on September 25, 1929. Her father, Louis Walters, worked as the owner of the Latin Quarter nightclubs and as a booking agent, which allowed Barbara to associate with celebrities from a young age. She later claimed that this was how she became comfortable talking with famous individuals as a journalist. Her mother, Dena Walters, was a homemaker who raised Barbara along with her two siblings: Jacqueline and Burton. Jacqueline was born mentally disabled and died in 1985 from ovarian cancer. Burton passed away in 1932 from pneumonia. She attended college at Sarah Lawrence in Bronxville, New York, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor 's degree in English. Walters has been married

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