Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 25, 1929
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Barbara Walters is an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality.
Her father, Louis Edward Walters, was born in Whitechapel, London, of Polish Jewish descent. Her mother, Dena (Seletsky), was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a Russian Jewish father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother. Barbara has a daughter with her former husband, theatrical producer and theater owner Lee Guber.
Barbara’s paternal grandfather was Abraham Itzak/Isaac Waremwasser/Warmwasser/Abrahams/Walters (the son of Tzvi Getzel “Harry” Waremwasser/Warmwasser and Bina Bilma Simkowitz). Abraham was born in Lodz, Poland.
Barbara’s paternal grandmother was named Lilly Swartz.
Barbara’s maternal grandfather was Selig Jacob Seletsky (the son of Daniel Seletsky and Bessie Seskind). Selig was born in Benyakoni, Russia.
Barbara’s maternal grandmother was Celia Sacovich/Sakowitz (the daughter of Daniel Sakowitz or Asher Leib HaLevy, and of Jenny). Celia was born in Vilna, Lithuania.
Source: Genealogy of Barbara Walters – http://www.geni.com