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03/05/2013 11:43 am ET Updated Mar 05, 2013

Barbara Walters Got Chicken Pox From Frank Langella

Barbara Walters revealed on Tuesday that the famous actor was gave her chicken pox was Frank Langella.

Walters returned to "The View" on Monday after a six-week hiatus. She fainted, fell and sustained a concussion at the British ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C. in January, and was later found to have been infected with chicken pox. Walters said that she had exchanged a New Year's kiss with a "well-known" actor who did not know he had shingles, but did not name him.

"It was Frank Langella," Walters revealed on Tuesday. She said that she "didn't want to" name him, but co-host Joy Behar noted that it had already been reported in the press.

"Frank pointed out is he is over his shingles," Walters added.

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