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Young Barbara Walters Was Absolutely Stunning

Here’s a collection of early photographs (starting from age 24) of the legendary news anchor kicking butt in the news industry.

1. Here’s Walters in 1953, on one of her first jobs as a producer for Ask The Camera.

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NBC / NBCU Photo Bank

3. On the job in 1953.

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NBC / NBCU Photo Bank

5. Landlines and typewriters in Barbara’s early producer days.

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NBC / NBCU Photo Bank

7. In 1953.

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9. A 1953 glamour shot.

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10. And another from the same series.

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11. 1953 again.

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13. Walters looking very chic indeed in 1965.

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14. In Chanel in 1973.

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15. Co-hosting the Today show at the Democratic National Convention in 1972.

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16. An undated photograph, likely from the ’70s.

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