Mike Wallace

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Date of Birth May 9, 1918
Place of Birth Massachusetts
Date of Death Apr 7, 2012 (93)
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Mike Wallace

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was an American journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his seven-decade 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. Wallace interviewed many politicians, celebrities, and academics, such as Pearl S. Buck, Deng Xiaoping, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Jiang Zemin, Ruhollah Khomeini, Kurt Waldheim, Frank Lloyd Wright, Yasser Arafat, Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat, Manuel Noriega, John Nash, Gordon B. Hinckley, Vladimir Putin, Maria Callas, Barbra Streisand, Salvador Dalí, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, William Carlos Williams, Mickey Cohen, Roy Cohn, Dean Reed, Jimmy Fratianno, Aldous Huxley, and Ayn Rand.

Born: Myron Leon Wallace, May 9, 1918, Brookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: April 7, 2012, New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
Education: University of Michigan (BA)
Occupation: Journalist, game show host, actor
Years active: 1939–2008
Notable credit(s): 60 Minutes (1968–2008)
Children: 2, including Chris
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About Mike Wallace

60 Minutes investigative interviewer for over 35 years who also hosted the game shows Who's the Boss? and The Big Surprise.

Mike Wallace Before Fame

In 1939, he graduated from the University of Michigan.

Achievement of Mike Wallace

He was a world renowned journalist who had deep bouts of depression.

Mike Wallace Family Life

He had sons, Chris and Peter with his first wife, Norma Kaphan, whom he divorced in 1948. He was also married to Buff Cobb, Lorraine Perigord and Mary Yates.

Associations of Mike Wallace

His son Chris Wallace went on to become a famous journalist, most notable as the host of FOX's News Sunday.

Information related to Mike Wallace

  • The Hate That Hate Produced - The Hate That Hate Produced is a television documentary about Black Nationalism in America, focusing on the Nation of Islam and, to a lesser extent, the United African Nationalist Movement. It was produced in 1959 by Mike Wallace and Louis Lomax.
  • The Mike Wallace Interview - The Mike Wallace Interview is a series of 30-minute television interviews conducted by host Mike Wallace from 1957 to 1960.
  • Mike Wallace Is Here , a 2019 biographical documentary film directed by Avi Belkin.
  • Raising Hell: How the Center for Investigative Reporting Gets the Story (foreword).
  • Westmoreland v. CBS - Westmoreland v. CBS was a $120 million libel suit brought in 1982 by former U.S. Army Chief of Staff General William Westmoreland against CBS, Inc. for broadcasting a documentary entitled The Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception.
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