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Mike Wallace Biography

Birth Name:
Myron Leon Wallace
Birth Place:
Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Broadcast journalist

Fast Facts

  • Went to grammar school with John F
  • Kennedy in Brookline, MA
  • Worked as an announcer for a radio station in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1939
  • Did commercials for the radio shows The Green Hornet and Secret Agent
  • Acted in the Broadway play Reclining Figure in 1954
  • Was the host of several TV game shows in the 1950s
  • Turned down an offer to become Richard Nixon's press secretary after covering the 1968 GOP convention
  • Received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003 (to go with his 19 News Emmys); was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991
  • Conducted his last interview for 60 Minutes with baseball player Roger Clemens in 2008


  • Pauline Wallace -- Daughter
  • Buff Cobb -- Ex-wife
  • Lorraine Wallace -- Ex-wife
  • Norma Kaphan -- Ex-wife
  • Frank Wallace -- Father
  • Zina Wallace -- Mother
  • Peter Wallace -- Son