Mike Wallace (I) (1918–2012)


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Mike Wallace was born on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA as Myron Leon Wallace. He was a producer and actor, known for 60 Minutes (1968), The Big Surprise (1955) and Stand by for Crime (1949). He was married to Mary Yates, Lorraine Perigord, Buff Cobb and Norma Kaphan. He died on April 7, 2012 in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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60 Minutes Self - Host / Self - Correspondent / Self / Self - Correspondent (segment "A Letter from Jermarr") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Back to My Lai") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Barbra") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Cooking the Books") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Femme Fatale") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Imus") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jennifer and Everardo") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Land Mines") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mel Brooks on Broadway") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Pavarotti") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Pelican Bay") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Smallpox") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Archbishop") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Getaway Drivers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Rocket") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tina Turner") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Wanted") / Self - Correspondent (segment "1-800-Con-Man") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Harassment") / Self - Correspondent (segment "An Exercise in Hypocrisy") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Another Elvis") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Arafat") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Are We Safe?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Autopsy") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bad Cops") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Barbara Cook") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bill Parcells") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Billy Crystal") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Black Market Babies") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Brucification") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Canada's Dark Secret") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Candice Bergen-Murphy Brown") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Carol Burnett") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Charlie Did It") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Charlton Heston") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Chiropractors") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Columbia's Andres Pastrana") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Corruption, Inc.") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Death Penalty") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Death by Doctor") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Do You Take This Man") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Down-Home Diva") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Eminent Domain") / Self - Correspondent (segment "GLACAA") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Gay Cops") / Self - Correspondent (segment "George Bush vs. George Bush") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Germ Warfare") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Going Home") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Haiti: 5 Years & A Billion Dollars Later") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Heaven on Earth?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Here's... Johnny") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Hilary Swank") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Iran, Iraq and the U.S.") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jeffrey Wigand, PhD") / Self - Correspondent (segment "John Nash's Beautiful Mind") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Juiced") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Juvenile Justice?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Khawar v. The Globe") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kidnapped") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kipp") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Knee Deep in Fraud") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kuwait: Ten Years Later") / Self - Correspondent (segment "L.T. Over the Edge") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Life... By Transplant") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Live or Die?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Made in the USA") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Melinda") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Michael Carey, M.D.") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Misha") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mississippi Christmas Tree") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Murder in the Second Degree") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mustard Gas") / Self - Correspondent (segment "My Family is Missing") / Self - Correspondent (segment "N.O.P.D. Blues") / Self - Correspondent (segment "North Korea") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Not for Profit Hospitals") / Self - Correspondent (segment "O'Reilly") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Our Secret Army") / Self - Correspondent (segment "President Putin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Protecting the Witness") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Quick Cash") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rikers Island") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Salman Rushdie") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Sharks Don't Get Cancer") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Smoke But No Fire") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Spy?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Steals & Lies") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Swindle") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Take the Money and Run") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Taking Aim at the Gun Industry") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Ted Kaczynski's Family") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The American Red Cross") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The CIA's Cocaine") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The FBI's Dirty Little Secret") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Gene from Limone") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Girl Next Door") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Jewish Intifada?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Lost Commandos") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Man with the Golden Ears") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Maverick from Arizona") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Mormons") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Osprey") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Pollards") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Russians Are Coming") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Terrorist's Lawyer") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Thorpe Affair") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Trials of Michael Dowd") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Vogels") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Walkers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Three Days in Beirut") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Torture?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Totaled") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Traitor or Hero?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Vanessa") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Vigilantes") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Voice of the Farmer") / Self - Correspondent (segment "War Games") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Washington Monument") / Self - Correspondent (segment "What About Vince Foster") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Is Catherine Reynolds?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Poisoned the Children?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Why So Expensive?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Wounds of War") / Self (segment "Andy Rooney") / Self (segment "Myron") / Self - Correspondent (segment "40,000 a Day") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A Feisty Farewell") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A Hand in the Till") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A League of Her Own") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A Matter of Degrees") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A Piece of the Rock") / Self - Correspondent (segment "A View from the Other Side") / Self - Correspondent (segment "American Hero") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Angel Dust-PCP") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Annick") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Arafta") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Are We Prepared?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Audra") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Back on Broadway") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Baghdad Today") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Banking on DNA") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Ben Bradlee") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Best of Friends") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Big Chicken") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Black Panthers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Blowing Smoke") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Blueprint for Survival") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bobby McFerrin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Boris Yeltsin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Brain Fingerprinting") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bring 'Em Home Murtha") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Broken Promises") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Brother Roloff") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bryonn Bain of Harvard") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bud McFarlane") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bud Shuster") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Bush at War") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Carnegie Hall for the Hip") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Case Closed?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Cash Crop") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Choosing Life") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Christiane Amanpour") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Cigarettes") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Clark M. Clifford") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Code Blue") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Con Man") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Cooking the Books?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Corruption at the Border") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Crime & Punishment") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Danny the Red") / Self - Correspondent (segment "David L. Wolper") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Death Row") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Did He Do It?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Doctor Death and His Accomplice") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Donna & Ricardo's Baby") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Double Standard?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Dr. Wen Ho Lee") (segment "Liz Smith") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Eight Years and Counting") / Self - Correspondent (segment "F.O.B.?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "FISA") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Farrakhan") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Fat... And Proud of It") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Father & Son") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Felix Rodriguez") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Friday Night Lights") / Self - Correspondent (segment "From Burgers to Bankruptcy") / Self - Correspondent (segment "G-Dog") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Game Shows") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Ghost Surgery") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Go Fight City Hall") / Self - Correspondent (segment "God and Mammon") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Goldie") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Goodbye Saigon") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Grigori Loutchansky") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Harm's Way") / Self - Correspondent (segment "He Says, She Says") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Helen Hayes") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Henry Miller & Erica Jong") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Here Comes the Judge") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Highway Robbery") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Hijacking") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Hillary Swank") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Hongcouver") / Self - Correspondent (segment "How Intelligent Were We?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "How Sweet Is It?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "I'm an American") / Self - Correspondent (segment "I.G.") / Self - Correspondent (segment "IBP") / Self - Correspondent (segment "If Push Comes to Shove") / Self - Correspondent (segment "In Good Hands?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "In a League of His Own") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Inferno") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Innocents Abroad") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Inside the Freemen Compound") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Iran") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Iraqi Terror") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Is Your Car Safe?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "It's All a Lie") / Self - Correspondent (segment "James Blake") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jessica Gonzales v. Castle Rock") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jessica Lynch's Hero") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jiang Zemin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Jim Burrows") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Joe Bonanno") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Joint Venture") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Joseph Stalin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Judge Charles Pickering") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Justice for Sale?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Justice in a Company Town") / Self - Correspondent (segment "KGB Secrets") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kidnapping Italian Style") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kimberly's Story") / Self - Correspondent (segment "King Coal") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kirk Douglas") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Kissinger") / Self - Correspondent (segment "LAPD Confidential") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Laetrile: Cure or Quackery") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Larry King") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Lord Lew of Show Biz") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Lost in the Translation") / Self - Correspondent (segment "MPD") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Malcolm X") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Media Mogul") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Medical Emergency") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Megan's Law") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Megan's Story") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Michael McGee of Milwaukee") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Minority Front") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Minority Fronts") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mishap Valley") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mister Right") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mitch Snyder's Legacy") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mitt Romney") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Mixed Marriages") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Morgan Freeman") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Moscow") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Murder by the Book") / Self - Correspondent (segment "My FBI") / Self - Correspondent (segment "My Turn") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Needles") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Negligent Doctors") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Nixon and Russia") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Nixon on Nixon") / Self - Correspondent (segment "No Comment") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Noriega") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Norman Lear, Norman Lear") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Not Quite Dead") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Not So Special Delivery") / Self - Correspondent (segment "One Survivor Remembers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Operation Star Watch") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Oprah") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Palestinian-American") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Pan Am 103") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Paper Blizzard") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Paris Was Yesterday") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Parricide") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Plan of Attack") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Politics, Privacy and the Pub") / Self - Correspondent (segment "President Ahmadinejad") / Self - Correspondent (segment "President Phil Gramm?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Prison Rape") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Psychic World") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Public School or Private School: Choice") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Putting Out the Fire") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Pyramid") / Self - Correspondent (segment "RU-486") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rafsanjani") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rampal!") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Raul's Money") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Readin', Writin' and Commercials") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rebuilding Iraq") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Red Cell") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rick Nuccio") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Ricky Williams Returns") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Ricky Williams") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rock Newman") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Roger Clemens") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Rogue Cop") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Roman Polanski") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Saddam's Banker") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Saddam's Secrets") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Secret Service Agent #9") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Senator Alphonse D'Amato") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Sexuality 101") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Shell Shock") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Sidney Rittenberg") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Skin and Bones") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Slava") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Smart TV") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Soak the Poor") / Self - Correspondent (segment "South of the Border") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Southern Exposure") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Spiro Agnew") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Starved to Death") / Self - Correspondent (segment "State of Denial") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Stealth") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Still Fighting") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Switzerland") / Self - Correspondent (segment "TV Millions Corporation") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tales from the Dirty War") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Taylor's Kids") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The 'Trashing' of Clayton Hartwig") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The 38 Million Dollar Car") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Agenda") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Battle of Gettysburg") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Black Panthers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Bodyguard's Story") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Catholics") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Chairman") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Chief Justice") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Coach") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Colonel's Wife") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Conspiracy to Kill Hitler") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Deadliest Prison") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Deadly Trade in Fake Medicine") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Decision") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The First Lady") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Gauntlet") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Gospel According to Saxon") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Insider") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Kingpin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Last Gulag") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Last Time We Saw Paris") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Lost Son") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The McMartin Preschool") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Notebook") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The President") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Press Junket") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Rat") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Real March Madness") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Reverend Sharpton") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Selling of Colonel Herbert") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The State of the Union: District Council 37") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The State vs. James Hamm") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Sting") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Temple Mount Killings") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Tiananmen Papers") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Tobacco Game") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Tobacco Tapes") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Wall") / Self - Correspondent (segment "The Woman") / Self - Correspondent (segment "This Is Peace?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "This Year at Murrieta") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Till Death Do Us Part") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tipping the Scales") / Self - Correspondent (segment "To Impeach or Not to Impeach") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tokyo Police") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tom Daschle Is Missing") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Tom Welch") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Top Gun") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Trouble") / Self - Correspondent (segment "U.S.S. Iowa") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Up in Smoke") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Valium") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Victims of Just Cause") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Vladimir Horowitz") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Voyage of Discovery") / Self - Correspondent (segment "War Criminal?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Washington Station") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Waste and Fraud") / Self - Correspondent (segment "We Are the Church") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Webster Hubbell") / Self - Correspondent (segment "What About Syria?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "What Makes Fritz Run") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Whatever Happened to Civil Defense") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Killed Gerald Bull?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Killed Malcolm X?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Says It Never Happened?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who Shot Ernestine Perea?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Who is Vernon Jordan?") / Self - Correspondent (segment "William Pierce, PhD") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Yasir Arafat") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Yitzhak Rabin") / Self - Correspondent (segment "You Arrogant Journalists") / Self - Correspondent (segment "Yusef Salaam") / Self - Correspondent (segments "A National Scandal" & "Romania's Jews") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Deeadra" & "Elizabeth") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Harlem" & "Mengers' the Name, Hollywood's the Game") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Monroe, Mailer, and the Fast Buck" & "What Makes Bobby Run?") / Self - Correspondent (segments "President Clinton" & "Can We Prevent Another One?") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Solzhenitsyn" & "Richard Nixon") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Voyage of Discovery" & "The Last Gulag" & "Joseph Stalin" & "Slava") / Self - Correspondent (segments "Walter Hickel" & "The Mitchells at Home")
(1968-2018)
The Big Surprise Self - Emcee
(1956)
Stand by for Crime Lt. Anthony Kidd
(1949)
Suspense Actor
(1953)

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 1958-1959 The Ben Hecht Show (TV Series) (producer - 101 episodes)
- Episode #1.100 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.200 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.99 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.98 (1959) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.97 (1959) ... (producer)
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Other Works:

Book (w/Beth Knobel): "Heat & Light: Advice for the Next Generation of Journalists". New York: Three Rivers Press, ISBN-10: 0307464652; ISBN-13: 9780307464651 See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Mike Wallace | Myron Wallace

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on surprise expressed when he retired in 2006] Let's face it. I'm not 85 anymore. See more »

Trivia:

Anchored the Election Coverage for Westinghouse Licensing Corporation (also known as Westinghouse Electric Corporation), in New York City, New York, in 1960. See more »

Trademark:

His gruff personality. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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