Mike Wallace was born May 9, 1918, in Brookline, Mass. This photograph was taken when he was six years old.
Wallace graduated from the University of Michigan in 1939 with a B.A. degree.
One of Wallace's earliest television appearances was the series "Mike and Buff," with Buff Cobb.
The husband-and-wife team hosted the afternoon talk show which was television's first color telecast. The two are pictured on set, November 5, 1951.
Mike Wallace was made a correspondent at CBS News in 1963.
Here, Wallace is photographed on set of the "CBS Morning News With Mike Wallace" on August 26, 1963.
Wallace also contributed to the "CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite," including reports from Vietnam, Washington and the campaign trail in 1968 with Richard Nixon -- who offered Wallace the White House press secretary job.
Here, Nixon is photographed with Wallace in New Hampshire during the 1968 primary.
Wallace -- pictured at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago -- made news at the convention that year by getting ejected from the proceedings because of an altercation with police.
The first episode of "60 Minutes" premiered September 24th, 1968.
Show creator and producer Don Hewitt is pictured here with correspondents, Harry Reasoner, left, and Mike Wallace.
Each week, "60 Minutes" viewers could expect Wallace to ask the questions they wanted answered by the world's leaders and headliners. Wallace did not disappoint, often revealing more than the public ever hoped to see.
In this image, Wallace introduces his 1975 report on Clint Hill, one of the Secret Service agents on the scene the day JFK was assassinated.
Rising interest in Wallace and "60 Minutes" grew partly out of the Watergate scandal in the 1970s.
Wallace's interrogations of John Erlichman, G. Gordon Liddy and H.R. Haldeman whetted the appetites of news junkies who continued to tune in to see Wallace joust with other scoundrels.
CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace is pictured outside the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., in 1997.
In a memorable interview from 1979, Wallace got the stoic Ayatollah Khomeini to smile during the Iranian hostage crisis when he asked him what he thought about being called a "lunatic" by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.
The Ayatollah answered by correctly predicting that Sadat would be assassinated.
"60 Minutes" correspondents in 1981.
From left, Harry Reasoner, Morley Safer, Ed Bradley and Mike Wallace.
Journalists Mike Wallace and Morley Safer of "60 Minutes" arrived at New York's U.S. District Court on Feb. 12, 1985, for a lawsuit brought by Gen. William Westmoreland.
Gen. Westmoreland, who commanded the U.S. military in Vietnam, sued CBS and Wallace for a 1982 "CBS Reports" documentary alleging the general had deceived the American people by under counting the enemy in Vietnam.
The $120 million suit went to trial in 1984 and lasted months before Westmoreland withdrew it in early 1985.
The "60 Minutes" lineup in 1986.
Clockwise from far left, Ed Bradley, Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, Morley Safer and Diane Sawyer.
The 1989 lineup for "60 Minutes"
Clockwise from left, Ed Bradley, Mike Wallace, Steve Kroft, Harry Reasoner, Meredith Vieira and Morley Safer.
From 1975 to 1989, Mike Wallace conducted interviews with the nation's 40th president, Ronald Reagan, as Reagan evolved during the 70s and 80s from failed candidate to outgoing two-term president.
Mike Wallace is pictured here interviewing former First Lady Nancy Reagan in 1989.
Mike Wallace interviewed Barbra Streisand in a memorable November 1991 "60 Minutes" broadcast.
Streisand's fans protested when Wallace brought her to the emotional edge by revealing that her own mother had told him that Barbra "was too busy to get close to anyone."
Mike Wallace gets a lift during a 1993 "60 Minutes" profile on opera star Luciano Pavarotti .
Then-President Bill Clinton takes a break while being interviewed by the cast of "60 Minutes" on Dec. 8, 1995 at the White House.
Standing from left are; Ed Bradley, Morley Safer, and Steve Kroft. Seated are Lesley Stahl and Mike Wallace.
No story generated more controversy than Wallace's 1998 interview with euthanasia practitioner Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Wallace and "60 Minutes" took heat for broadcasting Kevorkian's own tape showing him lethally injecting a man suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
The episode generated discussion about euthanasia for weeks. The tape also served as evidence to convict Kevorkian of murder.
CBS News broadcasters commemorate CBS's 75th anniversary, broadcast live from the Hammerstein Ballroom at New York's Manhattan Center on November 2, 2003.
From left, Ed Bradley, Dan Rather, Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace and Morley Safer.
On March 14, 2006, Wallace -- then 87 --announced that he would be stepping down as a regular correspondent for "60 Minutes," but would occasionally contribute to the news magazine and all CBS News broadcasts.
Euthanasia advocate Jack Kevorkian, in blue sweater, is hugged by Wallace at the Lakeland Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Mich., on June 1, 2007.
Wallace received the first interview with Dr. Kevorkian upon his release from prison.
Accused steroid user Roger Clemens was interviewed by Mike Wallace on January 6, 2008. The interview -- which made front-page news -- was the last time Wallace appeared on television.
On April 7, 2012, CBS News legend Mike Wallace died at the age of 93.
He passed away peacefully surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in New Canaan, Conn.