Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace

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Mike Wallace

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: May 09, 1918
Date of Passing: April 07, 2012
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts

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.

On March 14, 2006, Wallace announced his retirement from 60 Minutes after 37 years with the program. He continued working for CBS News as a "Correspondent Emeritus", albeit at a reduced pace.

Wallace's last CBS interview was with retired baseball star Roger Clemens in January 2008 on 60 Minutes.

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.

On March 14, 2006, Wallace announced his retirement from 60 Minutes after 37 years with the program. He continued working for CBS News as a "Correspondent Emeritus", albeit at a reduced pace.

Wallace's last CBS interview was with retired baseball star Roger Clemens in January 2008 on 60 Minutes.

Wallace's previously vigorous health began to fail and in June 2008 his son Chris said that his father would not be returning to television.

Mike Wallace was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991.

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Awards & Nominations

No Nominations | 1 Honor
Hall of Fame - 1991
  • Winner
  • Mike Wallace, as Honoree
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