Buff Cobb

Actress + Television Personality + Producer
Born Oct 19, 1927

Buff Cobb was an American actress and, with then-husband Mike Wallace, host of one of television's first talk shows.

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  • Cbs Newsman Mike Wallace Dies At 93, With Video Of Key Interviews
    Tampa Bay - Apr 08, 2012
  • Buff Cobb, 82, Tv Host Of Early '50s Talk Show
    NYTimes - Jul 23, 2010
  • Paid Notice: Deaths Cobb, Buff
    NYTimes - Jul 17, 2010
  • Paid Notice: Deaths Cobb, Buff
    NYTimes - Jul 16, 2010


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Buff Cobb.


1927 Birth Born on October 19, 1927.


1946 18 Years Old Her family moved first to New York City and then to Santa Monica, California, where Cobb graduated from high school. She began her acting career with stock companies. She had bit parts in movies including Anna and the King of Siam (1946), and toured with Tallulah Bankhead in Noël Coward's play Private Lives from 1946 to 1948. … Read More
1947 19 Years Old At 20, she married her second husband, actor William Eythe, in Manhattan in 1947; she sued for divorce after seven months, but reconsidered two days later before going on with the divorce in 1948. … Read More


1951 23 Years Old 1 More Event
By that time the program had gone from radio to become the pioneering CBS television talk show Mike and Buff. Based in New York City, it ran from August 20, 1951 to February 27, 1953. … Read More
1955 27 Years Old Cobb and Wallace divorced in either 1955 or 1957 (accounts differ). … Read More


1963 35 Years Old In the 1960s, she and partners including Paul Vroom produced two Broadway shows: a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Too True to Be Good, which ran 94 performances and two previews at the 54th Street Theatre from March 9 to June 1, 1963; and Jerry Devine's Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory, which played nine performances and five previews from March 20 to April 4, 1964 at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.


1973 45 Years Old The following decade, she and partner Shepard Traube produced Devine's Children of the Wind, which ran six performances and one preview from October 23–27, 1973, at the Belasco Theatre. … Read More


2010 83 Years Old Died on July 12, 2010.
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