Birth Name: Barbara J. Walters
Date of Birth: September 25, 1929
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Death: December 30, 2022
Place of Death: New York City, New York, U.S.
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Barbara Walters was an American broadcast journalist, author, and television personality. A pioneer for women in broadcasting, she was a host of the shows Today, The View, 20/20, and ABC Evening News.
Her father, Louis Edward Walters, was born in Whitechapel, London, to Polish Jewish parents. He was a booking agent and theatrical producer, who founded the famed Latin Quarter nightclub in New York. Her mother, Dena (Seletsky), was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to a Russian Jewish father and a Lithuanian Jewish mother. Barbara had a daughter, who was adopted, with her former husband, theatrical producer and theatre owner Lee Guber.
Barbara’s paternal grandfather was Abraham/Abram Itzak/Isaac/Icek Waremwasser/Warmwasser/Warmwater/Abrahams/Walters (the son of Tzvi/Hersz/Zvi Getzel “Harry” Waremwasser/Warmwasser and Bina Blima/Bilma/Bluma Simkowitz/Herszkowicz). Abraham was born in Łódź, Poland. Bina was the daughter of Zvi Herszkowicz and Laya Shimkovich.
Barbara’s paternal grandmother was Lilly/Laia/Lilian/Laja/Lillie Schwartz/Szwarc/Swartz/Shwatz (the daughter of Schmuel/Shmul/Shmuel Schwatz/Szwartz and Liebe/Leiba Steinbok/Shtrainbok). Lilly was born in Zgierz, Lodzkie, Poland. Schmuel was the son of Juda Mojesz Swartz and Yudes. Liebe was the daughter of Boruch Steinbok and Roza.
Barbara’s maternal grandfather was Selig Jacob Seletsky/Zeletsky/Sholetski (the son of Daniel Seletsky and Bessie Seskind). Selig was born in Benyakoni, Russia.
Barbara’s maternal grandmother was Celia Sacovich/Sakowitz/Cohen (the daughter of Daniel Sakowitz or Asher Leib HaLevy, and of Jenny). Celia was born in Vilna, Lithuania.
Barbara Walters on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org