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Eli Wallach Overview:

Character actor, Eli Wallach, was born Eli Herschel Wallach on Dec 7, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY. Wallach died at the age of 98 on Jun 24, 2014 in Manhattan, NY .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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However he won one Honorary Award in 2010 for a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters .

BlogHub Articles:

Remembering + 5 of His Films

By Will McKinley on Jun 26, 2014 From Cinematically Insane

Sometime in the mid-1990s, on the corner of 82nd Street and Riverside Drive, I stopped to gawk at an icon. “Yes, it’s me,” said, apparently accustomed to silent, slack-jawed admirers on New York City street corners. HeĀ greeted me with a smile, shook my hand, and patted ... Read full article


God Speed (1915-2014)

By Raquel Stecher on Jun 26, 2014 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

What’s not to love about ? He could play despicable characters and still be utterly charming. And over the years his charisma grew and as an old man he was just adorable in both a sweet way and one that just lent itself to adoration. is one of my favorite actors and I... Read full article


1915 – 2014

By Marisa on Jun 25, 2014 From The Timothy Carey Experience

Carey’s final project as a film director is Godfarter III (1989), an audition piece for [Francis Ford] Coppola, who was looking to cast the role of an elderly Mafia don for The Godfather: Part III (1990). Coppola considered Carey too young for the part (and may also have been put off by Carey&... Read full article


'Til Death Do Us Part ~ and Anne Jackson

By Google profile on Jun 17, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. and Anne Jackson Married 64 years and counting Both Wallach and Jackson are method actors who met during a theater production of This Property is Condemned in 1946. ... Read full article


Stars & Their Hobbies ~

By Raquel Stecher on Nov 30, -0001 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

"Let me tell you a little about myself. As an actor I've played more bandits, thieves, killers, war lords, molesters and mafiose that you can shake a stick at... As a civilian I collect antique clocks, tell endless stories of my days as a medic in World War II, watch every tennis match, live for my ... Read full article


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Eli Wallach Quotes:

Tuco: There are two kinds of people in the world, my friend: Those with a rope around the neck, and the people who have the job of doing the cutting.


[talking to a chicken he has just caught]
Tuco: If you work for a living, why do you kill yourself working?


Baby Doll: I told him I'd be ready on my 20th birthday.
Silva Vacarro: But that's tomorrow. And will you be ready?
Baby Doll: Well, that all depends.
Silva Vacarro: What on?
Baby Doll: Whether or not the furniture comes back.
[he looks sideways at her]
Baby Doll: I guess.
Silva Vacarro: Mrs. Meighan your husband sweats more than any man I know and now I can understand why.


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Eli Wallach Facts
He has three grandsons.

Turned down the lead role of Harry Berlin in Luv (1967) that was eventually played by Jack Lemmon.

There was no official theater department at the University of Texas when he attended, so he joined a student organization called The Curtain Club to put on plays. One of the other students involved was future Governor of Texas John Connally.

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