Mike Wallace was an American journalist, game show host, actor, and media personality.
He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during his seven decade career.
He was one of the original correspondents for CBS' 60 Minutes.
On March 14, 2006, Wallace announced his retirement from 60 Minutes after 37 years with the program. He continued working for CBS News as a "Correspondent Emeritus", albeit at a reduced pace.
Wallace's last CBS interview was with retired baseball star Roger Clemens in January 2008 on 60 Minutes.
Wallace's previously vigorous health began to fail and in June 2008 his son Chris said that his father would not be returning to television.
Mike Wallace was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1991.