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Biography

Wallace in 1957

Source: Wikipedia

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012) was an American journalist, game show host, actor and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his sixty-year career. He was one of the original correspondents for CBS' 60 Minutes which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but still appeared occasionally on the series until 2008.

Fact file

  • Born: Myron Leon Wallace May 9, 1918 Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Died: April 7, 2012 (aged 93) New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: Jewish
  • Education: Brookline High School
  • Alma mater: University of Michigan (B.A.)
  • Occupation: Journalist, game show host, actor
  • Years active: 1939–2011
  • Notable credit(s): 60 Minutes (1968–2006; 2008)
  • Religion: Judaism
  • Spouse(s): Norma Kaphan (m. 1940–1948; divorced; 2 children) Buff Cobb (m. 1949–1955; divorced) Lorraine Périgord (m. 1955–1986; divorced) Mary Yates (m. 1986–2012; his death)
  • Children: Peter Wallace (died 1962) Chris Wallace
  • Parent(s): Frank Wallace Zina Sharfman Wallace

Read more about Mike Wallace at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Mike Wallace grills Trump on his political ambitions in 1985
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-07-26 12:52:05
The new film "Mike Wallace Is Here" shows the legendary newsman's interview with a young Donald Trump

Mike Wallace grills Donald Trump about future in politics in 1985
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2019-07-25 22:49:47
More than 30 years before Donald Trump would run for the White House, legendary "60 Minutes" newsman Mike Wallace grilled him about his criticism of Washington politicians and whether he had a future in politics. Watch a clip from the interview as seen in the new documentary, "Mike Wallace Is ...

Review: The documentary 'Mike Wallace Is Here' is as tough minded as the man himself
LA Times Entertainme, 2019-07-25 20:05:45
Documentary chronicles the career of the journalist and longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent. Directed by Avi Belkin.

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