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Barbara Walters to Jimmy Fallon: ‘I could’ve been Mrs. Clint Eastwood!’

Barbara Walters during an interview with Jimmy Fallon. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Barbara Walters during an interview with Jimmy Fallon. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“I did this interview with Clint Eastwood something like 30 years ago and he was very flirtatious and I was very taken, and he asked me if i wanted to go to dinner … and I said no, I have to work. You know I don’t mix business with pleasure. I could’ve been Mrs. Clint Eastwood!”

— Retired “The View” co-host and veteran broadcast journalist Barbara Walters in a sit-down with new “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night. The two chatted about a giggly 1982 interview Babs conducted with Dirty Harry that looked more blind date than “Dateline.” 

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