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Eli Wallach December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014

Amazing actor Eli Wallach, veteran stage, screen and television actor who was famous for acting in Tennessee Williams' plays on the New York stage but gained fame in Hollywood for a string of films in which he specialized in playing bandits, thieves, mafia dons and other criminals, has died from natural causes. He was 98. Wallach is survived by his wife, three children, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Baby Doll

Wallach, who received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 2010, died at 4:47 p.m. Tuesday in the family's home in New York City, according to his daughter Katherine. The cause was not given.

Eli Wallach's career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. For his performance as Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. Among his most famous roles are Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).

Don Altobello

Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006). One of America's most prolific screen actors, Wallach remained active well into his nineties, with roles as recently as 2010 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

Wallach received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work, and received an Honorary Academy Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.

Tuco Ramirez 

Cinderella Liberty

Some of my favorite Eli Wallach movies
Baby Doll (1956)
The Holiday (2006)

Eli and Anne

Eli Wallach was married to stage actress Anne Jackson (born 1926) from March 5, 1948 until his death. They had three children: Peter (born 1951), Roberta (born 1955), and Katherine (born 1958).

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