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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

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Variety, 2019-01-27 22:33:45
Mike Wallace upended television news by dispensing with the softball questions that had been the medium’s stock in trade. On shows such as “Night Beat,” the 1950s program that launched his career, and “60 Minutes,” the news magazine that solidified his place in the journalism firmament, Wallace grilled everyone from ...

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Variety, 2019-01-27 21:04:37
“You’re a dinosaur,” Bill O’Reilly insists to veteran “60 Minutes” journalist Mike Wallace in the opening scene of Avi Belkin’s documentary “Mike Wallace is Here.” Then O’Reilly says something worse: “I’m your son.” Illegitimate, maybe. Both TV anchors made their bones asking confrontational — even rude — questions. The difference ...

CBS allegations just the latest in long history of sexual harassment claims in network news
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-07-31 10:00:00
Back in the 1970s and ’80s, “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace was known for putting his hand on the backs of his female CBS News co-workers and unsnapping the clasps on their bras. It wasn’t a secret. “I have done that,” Wallace told Rolling Stone magazine in 1991. Such was ...

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