Walda Walters Anderson: Who is Barbara Walters’ sister?

Walda Walters Anderson

Walda Walters Anderson is the sister of Barbara Walters. Walda Walters Anderson’s sister is an American broadcast journalist and television personality. She is well known for her interviewing skills and popularity with viewers. As a broadcast Journalist, she has appeared as a host of numerous television programs, including Today, The View, 20/20, and the ABC Evening News.

Walda Walters Anderson: Bio Summary

Full NameWalda Walters Anderson
famous assister of Barbara Walters
Place of Birth United States of America
Siblings Barbara Walters, Jacqueline Walters, Burton Walters

Walda Walters Anderson gained much of her fame from being the sister of Barbara Walters. Though the date she was born is unknown, her sister Barabara was born on September 25, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. to Dena (née Seletsky) and Louis “Lou” Walters. She is 93 years old as of 2022.

Barbara Walters is not her only sibling- She had two other sibling- a brother, Burton, died in 1944 of pneumonia. Walters’s elder sister, Jacqueline, was born mentally disabled and died of ovarian cancer in 1985.

According to sources,their parents were both Jewish, and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire. Walda’s paternal grandfather, Abraham Isaac Warmwater, was born in Łódź, Poland, and emigrated to the United Kingdom, changing his name to Abraham Walters (the original family surname was Waremwasser).

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Walda Walters’ father, Lou, was born in London in 1898 and moved to New York with his father and two brothers, arriving August 28, 1909. His mother and four sisters also followed and arrived in New York in 1910.

When she was young, her father managed the Latin Quarter nightclub. This club was owned in partnership with E.M. Loew and initially located in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1942, her father opened the New York version of the Latin Quarter.

Her father also worked as a Broadway producer where he produced the Ziegfeld Follies of 1943. He also was the Entertainment Director for the Tropicana Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he imported the “Folies Bergère” stage show from Paris to the resort’s main showroom. 

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Where is Walda Walters Anderson now?

Not much is known about where Walda is now. Though she is the sister of a famous personality, she is not mostly seen in the public. Barbara walter’s sister, Walda Walters Anderson has not made the news or any headlines in recent years. According to her sister Barbara, being surrounded by celebrities when she was young kept her from being “in awe” of them. Maybe this made her also not so interested in being famous as she has seen lots of them.

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