’60 Minutes’ Correspondent Mike Wallace

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on August 31, 2008

Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace died Saturday, April 7, 2012. He was born May 9, 1918 in Brookline, Mass.

Back in the early '50s, I listened to Sky King on ABC radio. I remember commercials for Peter Pan Peanut Butter. I say the announcer was Mike Wallace, who would go on to fame on TV's 60 Minutes. Is that correct?
—Ronald D. Abben, Independence, Iowa

Yes! Mike Wallace (then known as Myron Wallace) was indeed an announcer on radio's Sky King, extolling the virtues ("won't stick to the roof of your mouth"—like other brands) of Peter Pan Peanut Butter.