Biography: Mike Wallace was born Myron Leon Wallace on May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Massachusetts to Friedan and Zina Wallik. He studied at the University of Michigan, and began his career in radio. In 1943, he enlisted in the Navy. His career as an on-camera interviewer and personality started with "Night Beat" which was renamed "The Mike Wallace Interview." He then anchored "The CBS Morning News With Mike Wallace," and reported from Vietnam. In 1968, he started interviewing on "60 Minutes." He stayed with the show for 38 years. He married Norma Kaphan, with whom he had two children. He then married Buff Cobb, and then Lorraine Perigord, and then Mary Yates.
TV Credits include: "General Electric Theater," "Studio One in Hollywood," "The Ballad of Louie the Louse," and "Murphy Brown."
Other Awards: Emmy Awards: Outstanding Investigative Journalismâ??Segments for "60 Minutes" in 1987. Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Storyâ??Segments for "60 Minutes" in 1993. Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Storyâ??Segments for "60 Minutes" in 2001. Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. Outstanding Interview for "60 Minutes" in 2007. He received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1960.
Trivia: In his 38 year tenure on "60 Minutes," he won 21 Emmy Awards.