Here is a look at the life of the famous journalist Barbara Walters.
Date of birth: September 25, 1929 (some sources say 1931)
Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts
Name of birth: Barbara Jill Walters
Dad: Lou Walters, a theater producer
Mom: Dena (Selett) Walters
Weddings: Merv Adelson (1986-1992, divorced); Lee Guber (1963-1976, divorced); Robert Henry Katz (1955-1958, divorced)
Children: Adopted with Guber: Jackie, 1968
Education: Sarah Lawrence College, B.A., 1953
Walters interviewed all the presidents and first lady of the US, Richard and Pat Nixon, through Barack and Michelle Obama.
Other notable interviews include Fidel Castro, a joint interview with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Michael Jackson and Monica Lewinsky.
Named for 32 Daytime Emmy Awards and won four: three competitive and one honorary.
Named for 20 News and Documentary Emmy Awards and won eight: seven competitive and one honorary.
Named for 12 Primetime Emmy and won once.
1961-1974 – Reporter, writer and panelist on NBC's "The Today Show."
1974-1976 – Co-hosts "The Today Show".
1975 – Earn a Daytime Emmy as host or hostess in a series of lectures, services or varieties for "Today".
1976-2014 – Presenter of "The Barbara Walters Specials". The special "10 Most Fascinating People" has become a regular year-end program.
1976-1978 – She becomes the first woman to be anchor of "ABC World News Tonight" for an unprecedented salary of $ 1 million a year.
1980 – Win an Emmy of News and Documentary for Programs and Program Segments for "Special Edition Post-Election".
1982 – Win an Emmy for News & Documentaries for Interview / Highlight Interviewer (Program) for "The Barbara Walters Specials".
1983 – Win a Primetime Emmy for an excellent info series for "The Barbara Walters Specials".
1983 – Win an Emmy for News & Documentary for Interview / Segment Interviewer for "There But For The Grace Of God".
1984-2004 – Co-host and head of correspondence for ABC's "20/20". She gives up her regular place on the show in September 2004, but continues to report from time to time.
1987 – Win an Emmy for News & Documentary for Interview / Segment Interviewer for "The Woman Under The Crane".
January 7, 1990 – He is inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
1992 – Win an Emmy for News & Documentaries for Interview / Feature Interviewer (Segment) for "Arthur Seale / Patricia Reso – No Way Out Interviews".
1996 – Wins a Peabody Award for the episode "20/20" "The Journey of Christopher Reeve."
From 1997 to May 16, 2014 – Co-host of "The View".
1999 – Win an Emmy for news and documentaries for special rating for the featured news program and documentary of "The Millennium."
2000 – Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for daytime television.
2003 – Earn a Daytime Emmy for the excellent talk show (executive producer) for "The View".
June 14, 2007 – Get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
May 2008 – He reveals he had an affair with American Senator Edward Brooke for several years in the 1970s.
2009 – Earn a Daytime Emmy for the excellent talk show host for "The View."
2009 – Gets an Emmy for news and documentaries for prominent live coverage of a current news – long form for "Inauguration 2009 – Barack Obama."
September 21, 2009 – Receives a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
May 2010 – Go through cardiac surgery to repair a valve.
January 19, 2013 – He is hospitalized after falling on a ladder while visiting the British ambassador's residence, leaving her with a cut in the forehead.
May 13, 2013 – Announces in "The View" that she will retire from TV journalism in the summer of 2014.
May 16, 2014 – The last episode of Walters as co-host of "The View" aired. She continues as co-executive producer.
February 2015 – Donates $ 15 million to Sarah Lawrence College toward the Barbara Walters Campus Center, due to open in 2019. Walters is a former college student.