Tribute: Eli Wallach

Posted on June 25, 2014 at 9:35 am

One of the all-time great character actors, Eli Wallach, has died at age 98.  He leaves behind an extraordinary range of work, from iconic bad guys (The Magnificent Seven), to sweet old guys (The Holiday).

He appeared with Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, and Marilyn Monroe in “The Misfits.”

He was already fully at home on screen in his first film role, “Baby Doll” with Carroll Baker.

He appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”

Eastwood later directed him in “Mystic River.”

Wallach often worked with his wife, actress Anne Jackson. Here she toasts him for his honorary Oscar.

His autobiography is The Good, the Bad, and Me: In My Anecdotage. He said the role he got the most fan mail for was Mr. Freeze on the old “Batman” television series. May his memory be a blessing.
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