Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters

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Whoopi Goldberg paid tribute to Barbara Walters After his death at the age of 93. The Oscar winner, 67, paid tribute to his former co-host during an episode Scene, Celebrating Barbara’s life on Tuesday, January 3rd. Whoopi sums up the icon’s career as a whole, before going to commercial break. “There was no one like him,” she said. “She is the first, and there are many of us duplicates, but there will never be another Barbara Walters.”

Barbara’s death was confirmed by her longtime former employer ABC News on Friday, 30 December. in a statement HollywoodLifeher representative said that she “passed peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones. She lived her life with no regrets. She was a trailblazer not only for women journalists, but for all women.”

Since Barbara’s passing, many of her former see Co-hosts have paid tribute to the woman who made the talk show beloved on social media, including Rosie O’Donnell, Lisa Ling, even more. joy spring, In an interview on ABC who is the only original host still on the show, talked about the great broadcaster. “She became a mentor. She is definitely a role model for a lot of people in showbiz and the news world,” Joy said. “I will miss her.”

Barbara Walters is seen on the set of ‘The View’ with Whoopi Goldberg, who joined the series in 2007. (Everett Collection)

Whoopi and Barbara began a working relationship when the sister Act The actress joined the series as moderator in 2007, a decade after Barbara started the trailblazing talk show. Scene First aired in 1997 with the original hosts Meredith Vieira, star jonesAnd Debbie Matenopoulos, shortly after Joey Behr rounded out the group. Whoopi still holds the current role as show moderator.

barbara retired Scene in 2014 at the age of 85, and has gradually led a more private life in recent years. However, his five-decade career will always be remembered: During his time in television, he earned 12 Emmy Awards, 11 of which were with ABC News. In 1997, she launched the first ever all-female talk show SceneShows like breaking a glass ceiling once again and inspiring after Conversation And Real,

after his death, bob iger, CEO of The Walt Disney Company – which includes ABC – paid tribute to him. “Barbara was a true legend, a pioneer not only for women in journalism but for journalism itself,” he wrote. “She was a one-of-a-kind reporter, delivering many of the most important interviews of our time, from heads of state to the biggest celebrities and sports icons. I’ve had the pleasure of calling Barbara a colleague for more than three decades, but more The important thing is that I was able to call her a dear friend,” he said.

“She will be missed by all of us at The Walt Disney Company, and we extend our deepest sympathies to her daughter.” Jacqueline,” he also said.

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