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Wally Schirra (1923–2007)

Wally Schirra was born on March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, New Jersey, USA as Walter Marty Schirra Jr. He was an actor, known for In Search of Liberty Bell 7 (1999), The Real Men with 'The Right Stuff' (2003) and Failure Is Not an Option (2003). He was married to Josephine Cook Fraser. He died on May 3, 2007 in La Jolla, California, USA. See full bio »


(age 84) in La Jolla, California, USA

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 1972 The Astronaut (TV Movie)
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TV commercials: Actifed (head-cold medicine).

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Alternate Names:

Walter M. Schirra Jr. | Capt. Walter Schirra | Walter Schirra


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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We went to the moon; it took us about three days at the speed we went there. To go to the sun, I keep kidding about it: At the speed of light, it takes eight minutes, but you have to go at night. See more »


Was a member of NASA's Mercury 7 project, introduced in April 9, 1959, only six months after the agency was established (together with Deke Slayton, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper) See more »


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