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60 Minutes investigative interviewer for over 35 years who also hosted the game shows Who’s the Boss? and The Big Surprise.
He had sons, Chris and Peter with his first wife, Norma Kaphan, whom he divorced in 1948. He was also married to Buff Cobb, Lorraine Perigord and Mary Yates.
How did Mike Wallace die?
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||93 years|
|Birthday||May 9, 1918|
|Death date||April 7, 2012|
|Place of death||New Canaan, Connecticut, United States|
|Place of burial||Holmes Hole Cemetery|
I was so low that I wanted to exit. And I took a bunch of pills, and they were sleeping pills. And at least they would put me to sleep, and maybe I wouldn’t wake up, and that was fine.Mike Wallace
My parents came from Russia and suddenly they wound up in Boston, Massachusetts, Brookline, Massachusetts and they felt the sun rose and set on Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s backside because he meant so much to them. This was freedom. This was something totally different from the Russia they had left.Mike Wallace
It’s astonishing what you learn and feel and see along the way. That’s why a reporter’s job, as you know, is such a joy.Mike Wallace
You know, you become crazy. I had done a story for ’60 Minutes’ on depression previously, but I had no idea that I was now experiencing it. Finally, I collapsed and just went to bed.Mike Wallace
I went to work when I was a young fellow and I loved what I did. And I just kept working. And when I decided that maybe the time had come for me to quit, I got depressed. What could I do if I didn’t work?Mike Wallace