Barbara Walters: Her Life in Pictures

As she signs off from The View, take a look back at the pioneering newswoman's amazing 53-year television career

SISTER ACT

Barbara Walters (left) and her older sister, Jacqueline (in the 1930s; she died in 1985), had a close bond. "My mother used to dress us alike and spend hours doing our hair," she tells PEOPLE. "My sister was very pretty and very sweet. She was what we would probably call 'developmentally challenged' today. I loved her dearly."