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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

In the news

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 ...

Almanac: "60 Minutes" debuts
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2017-09-24 13:50:37
On September 24th, 1968, Harry Reasoner and Mike Wallace introduced the revolutionary TV series "60 Minutes," created by long-time executive producer Don Hewitt. Jane Pauley looks back at the debut of the newsmagazine that has featured countless memorable moments over the last half-century.

Marion Goldin, Award-Winning ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 76
NY Times TV, 2017-06-24 03:43:18
Ms. Goldin, a trailblazer as a TV newswoman, was long paired with Mike Wallace on memorable investigative pieces.

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