Famous People Named Barbara
Take a look at famous people named Barbara, such as Barbara Mandrell, Barbara Johns, and Barbara Bush.
News Anchor, Television Producer, Journalist / 1929 -
Famed television journalist Barbara Walters is best known as the 11-year star of the Today show, and for being the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program.
Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative / 1936 - 1996
Barbara Jordan was a U.S. congressional representative from Texas and was the first African American congresswoman to come from the Deep South.
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profile name: Barbara Walters profile occupation: News Anchor, Television Producer, Journalist
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profile name: Barbara Jordan profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, U.S. Representative
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profile name: Barbara Mandrell profile occupation: Singer
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profile name: Barbara Eden profile occupation: Television Actress
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profile name: Barbara Bush profile occupation: U.S. First Lady
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profile name: Barbara Boxer profile occupation: U.S. Representative
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