Brookline Native Mike Wallace Dies
The 93-year old 60 Minutes 'icon' passed on Saturday night, CBS says.
Brookline native and Brookline High School graduate Mike Wallace is reported to have died peacefully last night at a care facility in New Canaan, Conn., where he had been living. He was 93.
The hard-driving 60 Minutes anchor/reporter was born in 1918 in Brookline.
His parents were Russian Jewish immigrant Frank and Zina (Sharfman) Wallace. His father was a grocer and insurance broker.
The Academy of Achievement says he was born Myron Wallace.
Wallace was a 1935 graduate of Brookline High, says Wikipedia, who went on to get his undergraduate degree from University of Michigan.
He summered on Martha's Vineyard, and had a home in New York.
CBS.com says next Sunday's 60 Minutes program, on Sunday, April 15, will be dedicated to Wallace.
[Editor's Note: A previous version of this article indicated that the family surname was originally Wallechinsky, taken from the Wikipedia page. The Wikipedia entry has since removed that fact, this article has been updated to reflect the change. 12:29 p.m., april 12]