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Mike Wallace

Newscaster Mike Wallace

Profession: Newscaster

United States of America

Biography: One of the original correspondents for CBS' television news magazine "60 Minutes". Mike Wallace began as the lead reporter, only retiring after 37 years with the program.

Wallace is the recipient of 21 Emmys and 3 Peabody Awards. In 2003 he was given a Lifetime Achievement Emmy.

Born: May 9, 1918
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: April 7, 2012 (aged 93)
Cause of Death: Natural causes

Married Life

  • 1940-08-30 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1949-03-11 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois
  • 1986-06-28 CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates

Historical Events

  • 1968-09-24 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 2006-03-14 Mike Wallace retires from US news program "60 Minutes" after 37 years

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