And Barbara Walters' legacy lives on.
After more than five decades in broadcast news, the 84-year-old journalist made her final appearance Thursday on The View, where a number of famous faces expressed their admiration for the trailblazing television personality.
Including Oprah Winfrey, who later continued to sing the celeb's praises while speaking with E! News, admitting her career could not exist without the influence of a woman like Walters.
"There's no other woman that deserves more in terms of opening the door for my career," the media mogul said. "I was 16 years old, saw her on television, got the inspiration to think, maybe I could do that. For the first year of my television career, actually created this façade of pretending to be Barbara Walters and trying to sit and talk and act like her and I think that's why every other woman showed up here today. We all recognize that had it not been for her, we would not have had a shoulder to stand on. We all now get to glide across that road that she literally laid brick by brick."