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US television icon Barbara Walters († 93) is dead

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12-time Emmy Award winner

US television icon Barbara Walters († 93) is dead

Barbara Walters was the first woman to host the evening news in the United States. She passed away surrounded by her family at the age of 93.


The American received a star on the Walk of Fame in Los Angeles in 2007.

The US television legend Barbara Walters died at the age of 93, as announced by the television network ABC, her longtime employer, on Friday evening. The head of the US entertainment group Disney, Bob Iger, wrote on Twitter that Walters had died at her home in New York.

In 1976, Walters became the first woman in the United States to host an evening news program on television. She later ran the ABC daily talk show The View for many years. In 2014, at the age of 84, she retired as a presenter. In her long career, she has been awarded the prestigious US television Emmy award twelve times, according to ABC.

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