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Eli Herschel Wallach net worth:
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Eli Herschel Wallach was born on 7 December 1915, in Brooklyn, New York Cuty USA, to Bertha and Abraham Wallach, of Polish Jewish descent. He was an actor, probably best known for his roles in the films “The Misfits”, ” The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. He passed away in June 2014.

A noted actor, how wealthy was Eli Wallach? Sources state that Wallace had acquired a net worth of over $6 million, accumulated during his acting career which spanned almost 70 years.

Eli Wallach Net Worth $6 Million Dollars

Wallach grew up in Red Hook, Brooklyn, along with his three siblings. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in history in 1936, and then enrolled at the College of the City of New York, gaining a master’s degree in education.

During his education, Wallach became interested in acting and took classes at the acclaimed Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner. Unfortunately, in 1941 his education in acting was interrupted by being drafted into the US Army to serve in World War II. He returned to New York City after serving, and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School, taught by Lee Strasberg after becoming a founding member of the Actors Studio. Wallach made his Broadway debut in late 1945 in the play “The Rose Tattoo”, gaining critical acclaim as well as a Tony Award. He went on to spend the following ten years on stage, appearing in numerous productions including “Mister Roberts”, “Major Barbara”, “Staircase” and “Anthony and Cleopatra”, to name a few. He made many of his performances with his wife, Anne Jackson, and they became one of the best known acting couples. His net worth grew steadily too.

Wallach made his film debut in 1956, starring as Silva Vacarro in the controversial “Baby Doll”, earning a BAFTA Award for “most Promising Newcomer” at the age of 40! Several major parts in classics followed, such as playing a Mexican bandit in “The Magnificent Seven” in 1960. In 1961, he was cast in the film “The Misfits”, co-starring with Marilyn Monroe, his close friend, and his performance as Guido has remained one of his best known ones, greatly contributing to his popularity and to his net worth as well.

The actor went on to land roles in the war drama “The Victors”, and in the comedies “Kisses for My President” and “How to Steel a Million”, gaining additional praise. In 1966 he was cast in the ‘spaghetti western’ “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Clint Eastwood, playing the Italian bandit Tuco, which has been considered one of his most memorable performances that reinforced his status in Hollywood, confirming his versatility, and significantly improving his wealth.

Wallach remained active on the big screen throughout the remainder of the ’60s and into the ’70s, with prominent parts in films such as “Mackenna’s Gold”, “Cinderella Liberty”, “Crazy Joe” and “The Deep”, and in the television miniseries “Seventh Avenue”.

He tackled a variety of film, television and stage work during the ’80s as well. He landed roles in films such as “The Hunter”, “Sam’s Son” and “Tough Guys”, and had supporting roles in the television film “The Executioner’s Song” and in the series “Our Family Honor”. During this time he reunited with his wife for the Broadway comedy “Twice Around the Park”.

Wallach’s notable performances of the next decade include the films “The Two Jakes”, and “The Godfather: Part III”. As for stage, he appeared in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” and performed with his wife in their tribute to Tennessee Williams in “Tennessee Williams Remembered”.

The actor remained in demand and active during the 2000s, well into his nineties at the time, appearing in films like “The Holiday”, ” Wall Street: Money Nеvеr Sleeps” аnd “Thе Ghost Writer”. His last film appearance was in “The Train”, which was released a year after his death.

Throughout his six-decade career, he appeared in over 90 films, several television projects and numerous stage productions, which enabled him to earn many awards and a considerable fortune.

In his personal life, in 1948 Wallach married stage actress Anne Jackson, with whom he remained until his death; the couple had three children. Eli Wallach died of natural causes in 2014 in New York City, being aged 98.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Train 2015 Short Andre
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Julie Steinhardt
The Ghost Writer 2010 Old Man
Tickling Leo 2009 Emil Pikler
Nurse Jackie 2009 TV Series Bernard Zimberg
New York, I Love You 2008 Abe (segment "Joshua Marston")
The Toe Tactic 2008 Maestro
Vote and Die: Liszt for President 2008 Joe Nightingale
Mama's Boy 2007 Seymour Warburton
The Holiday 2006 Arthur
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 TV Series Eli Weinraub
The Hoax 2006 Noah Dietrich
Stroker and Hoop 2005 TV Series Narrator
A Taste of Jupiter 2005 Arturo
Character Studies 2005 TV Series Host
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation 2005 Short Father (voice)
Testimony of the Human Spirit 2004 Video Narrator
The Easter Egg Adventure 2004 Narrator (voice)
King of the Corner 2004 Sol Spivak
Whoopi 2004 TV Series Norman
The Root 2003/I
Mystic River 2003 Mr. Loonie - Liquor Store Owner (uncredited)
ER 2003 TV Series Mr. Langston
Veritas: The Quest 2003 TV Series Rabbi
Advice and Dissent 2002 Short The Rebbe
American Experience 1992-2002 TV Series documentary Voice-overs / George McKinstry
The Job 2002 TV Series Mr. Weiss
Monday Night Mayhem 2002 TV Movie Leonard Goldenson
100 Centre Street 2001 TV Series Joe Franlangelo
Keeping the Faith 2000 Rabbi Ben Lewis
The Bookfair Murders 2000 TV Movie Erich Schmidt
Uninvited 1999 Alan Strasser
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet 1998 TV Movie Deluca
The Devil's Twilight 1998 Short Brooklyn Shopkeeper
The Associate 1996 Donald Fallon
Larry's Visit 1996 Short
Two Much 1996 Sheldon
O. Henry's Christmas 1996 TV Movie Behrman (segment "The Last Leaf")
Honey Sweet Love... 1994 Don Siro
Vendetta II: The New Mafia 1993 TV Movie Frank Latella
Tribeca 1993 TV Series Joe
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems 1992 Video
Lincoln 1992 TV Movie William Crook (voice)
Night and the City 1992 Peck
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story 1992 TV Movie Bill Presser
Law & Order 1992 TV Series Simon Vilanis
Mistress 1992 George Lieberhof
Legacy of Lies 1992 TV Movie Moses Resnick
Article 99 1992 Sam Abrams
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes 1992 Video
L.A. Law 1991 TV Series Judge Adam Biel
The Godfather: Part III 1990 Don Altobello
The Two Jakes 1990 Cotton Weinberger
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride 1990 TV Mini-Series Frank Latella
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1989 TV Series Ira Abrams
Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1988 TV Series Yosef Kandinsky
Murder, She Wrote 1988 TV Series Salvatore Gambini
Nuts 1987 Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
Screen Two 1987 TV Series Yacov
Highway to Heaven 1986-1987 TV Series Gene Malloy / Timothy Charles
Worlds Beyond 1987 TV Series Charles Burgess
Something in Common 1986 TV Movie Norman Voss
Tough Guys 1986 Leon B. Little
American Playhouse 1986 TV Series Mr. Prince
Our Family Honor 1985-1986 TV Series Vincent Danzig
Murder: By Reason of Insanity 1985 TV Movie Dr. Huffman
Embassy 1985 TV Movie Joe Verga
Christopher Columbus 1985 TV Mini-Series Father Hernando De Talavera
Sam's Son 1984 Sam Orowitz
Anatomy of an Illness 1984 TV Movie Dr. William Hitzig
The Executioner's Song 1982 TV Movie Uncle Vern Damico
The Wall 1982 TV Movie Mauritzi Apt
Skokie 1981 TV Movie Bert Silverman
Tales of the Unexpected 1981 TV Series Gerry Williams
The Pride of Jesse Hallam 1981 TV Movie Sal Galucci
The Salamander 1981 General Leporello
Fugitive Family 1980 TV Movie Olan Vacio
The Hunter 1980 Ritchie Blumenthal
Guri 1979
Winter Kills 1979 Joe Diamond
Firepower 1979 Sal Hyman
The Pirate 1978 TV Movie Ben Ezra
Movie Movie 1978 Vince Marlow / Pop
Little Italy 1978 Gerolamo Giarra (as Ely Wallach)
Girlfriends 1978 Rabbi Gold
Circle of Iron 1978 Man-in-Oil
The Deep 1977 Adam Coffin
The Domino Principle 1977 General Reser
Nasty Habits 1977 Monsignor
The Sentinel 1977 Detective Gatz
Seventh Avenue 1977 TV Mini-Series Gus Farber
E tanta paura 1976 Peter Struwwel
Independence 1976 Short Benjamin Franklin
20 Shades of Pink 1976 TV Movie
Attenti al buffone 1975 Cesare
Kojak 1975 TV Series Lee Curtin
Shoot First... Ask Questions Later 1975 Sheriff Edward 'Black Jack' Gideon
Houston, We've Got a Problem 1974 TV Movie Narrator, off-screen
Crazy Joe 1974 Don Vittorio
Great Mysteries 1974 TV Series Fuzzy
Indict and Convict 1974 TV Movie DeWitt Foster
Cinderella Liberty 1973 Lynn Forshay
Stateline Motel 1973 Joe
A Cold Night's Death 1973 TV Movie Frank Enari
Don't Turn the Other Cheek 1971 Max Lozoya (as Ely Wallach)
The Typists 1971 TV Movie Paul Cunningham
Romansa konjokradice 1971 Kifke
Great Performances 1971 TV Series Leo
The Young Lawyers 1971 TV Series James Johnson Scott
The People Next Door 1970 Arthur Mason
The Angel Levine 1970 Delicatessen Clerk
The Adventures of Gerard 1970 Napoleon Bonaparte
Zig Zag 1970 Mario Gambretti
The Reason Why 1970 Short Charles
Mackenna's Gold 1969 Ben Baker
The Brain 1969 Frankie Scannapieco
Ace High 1968 Cacopoulos
A Lovely Way to Die 1968 Tennessee Fredericks
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1968 Harry Hunter
CBS Playhouse 1967 TV Series Douglas Lambert
The Tiger Makes Out 1967 Ben Harris
Batman 1967 TV Series Mr. Freeze
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 Tuco
How to Steal a Million 1966 Davis Leland
The Poppy Is Also a Flower 1966 'Happy' Locarno
Genghis Khan 1965 The Shah of Khwarezm
Lord Jim 1965 The General
Kisses for My President 1964 Raphael Valdez Jr.
The Moon-Spinners 1964 Stratos
Look Up and Live 1961-1964 TV Series Narrator / Explanation
Act One 1963 Warren Stone
The Victors 1963 Sgt. Joe Craig
How the West Was Won 1962 Charlie Gant
The Dick Powell Theatre 1962 TV Series Manny Jacobs
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man 1962 John
Naked City 1960-1962 TV Series Georgie / Detective Peter Bane
Outlaws 1962 TV Series Sheriff Ned Danvers
The Misfits 1961 Guido
The Magnificent Seven 1960 Calvera
The Robert Herridge Theater 1960 TV Series
Seven Thieves 1960 Poncho
Play of the Week 1960 TV Series Johnny Horton
Goodyear Theatre 1960 TV Series Joseph Lanowski
Lullaby 1960 TV Movie Johnny Horton
Sunday Showcase 1960 TV Series Alfred Eisenstaedt
Playhouse 90 1958-1959 TV Series Rafael / Poskrebyshev
The Gift of the Magi 1958 TV Movie Narrator
Shirley Temple's Storybook 1958 TV Series Simon
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse 1958 TV Series Raymond Perez
Suspicion 1958 TV Series
Where Is Thy Brother? 1958 TV Movie Dan
The Lineup 1958 Dancer
Climax! 1958 TV Series Albert Anastasia
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre 1957 TV Series George Simon
The Seven Lively Arts 1957 TV Series Ad Francis
Studio One in Hollywood 1952-1957 TV Series Peter Hendon
The Lark 1957 TV Movie Dauphin
Baby Doll 1956 Silva Vacarro
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1956 TV Series Cristof
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse 1949-1955 TV Series Nacho
Ponds Theater 1954 TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse 1954 TV Series
The Web 1952 TV Series
Danger 1952 TV Series Joe
Armstrong Circle Theatre 1952 TV Series
Lights Out 1951 TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frog 2015/I Short executive producer
The Tiger Makes Out 1967 producer - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rita 2003 TV Movie documentary archive source

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri 2006 Documentary special thanks
American Masters 2000 TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters 1994 TV Movie documentary special thanks
My Birthday Cake 1991 Short dedicatee
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside 1990 TV Movie documentary thanks
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 special thanks - 2003 extended English-language version

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The ABC All-Star Spectacular 1985 TV Movie Himself - Actor
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1984 TV Movie Himself
Live from Lincoln Center 1980 TV Series Himself
Captain Kangaroo 1978 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1964-1977 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show 1974-1977 TV Series Himself - Actor
The Lynne Gordon Show 1977 TV Series Himself
The Dream Factory 1975 Documentary Himself / Narrator
L'chaim: To Life 1974 Documentary Narrator
The David Frost Show 1969-1972 TV Series Himself
Actor's Choice 1970 TV Series Himself - Performer
You're Putting Me On 1969 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1969 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer
The Joan Rivers Show 1968 TV Series Himself
Personality 1968 TV Series Himself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards 1968 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
The Match Game 1968 TV Series Himself - Team Captain
The Merv Griffin Show 1963-1968 TV Series Himself
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1956-1967 TV Series Himself - Audience Bow / Himself
Gypsy 1967 TV Series Himself
Password All-Stars 1965 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Contestant
ABC's Nightlife 1965 TV Series Himself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards 1965 TV Special Himself - Presenter
What's My Line? 1965 TV Series Himself - Mystery Guest
Tempo 1964 TV Series Himself - Adam
To Tell the Truth 1963 TV Series Himself - Panelist
Stump the Stars 1963 TV Series Himself - Guest Panelist
The David Susskind Show 1963 TV Series Himself
Here's Hollywood 1962 TV Series Himself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show 1961-1962 TV Series Himself
Directions 1961 TV Series Himself
The Arthur Murray Party 1957 TV Series Himself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? 2017 Documentary filming Himself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age 2017 Documentary post-production Himself
Method or Madness? Documentary filming Himself
The Needs of Kim Stanley Documentary post-production Himself
Greenwich Village: The Times They Are a-Changin' 2016 Short Himself
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History 2014 TV Series documentary
Showing Up 2014 Documentary Himself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Honorary Award Recipient
Stars of the Silver Screen 2011 TV Series Himself - Actor
Just Laugh! 2010 Documentary Himself
The National Parks: America's Best Idea 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Reader
Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber 2009 Documentary Mordechai Rossman (voice)
In the Name of Democracy: America's Conscience, a Soldier's Sacrifice, 2009 Documentary Narrator
The War 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary Reader
Constantine's Sword 2007 Documentary Piero Terracina (voice)
Brando 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
Real James Dean 2006 Video documentary Himself
Baby Doll: See No Evil 2006 Video short Himself
Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri 2006 Documentary Himself
Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen - Der Italowestern 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Hollywood Greats 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Sergio Leone: The Way I See Things 2006 Documentary Himself
The Linen Book: Lost Images from 'The Magnificent Seven' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself - Interviewee
American Masters 1990-2005 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself - Actor
Imagine 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2004 Documentary Other Voices (voice)
Leone's West 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Reconstructing 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly' 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Leone Style 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Bud Greenspan's Reflections 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself / Narrator
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip 2003 TV Movie documentary Other Voices (voice)
Rita 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There 2003 Documentary Himself
Great Performances 2002 TV Series Himself
I sogni nel mirino 2002 Documentary Himself
Broadway Legends 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Cinerama Adventure 2002 Documentary Himself
Film Genre 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The 100 Greatest Films 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
New York: A Documentary Film 1999-2001 TV Series documentary
Backstory 2000 TV Series documentary Himself - Actor
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jones Beach: An American Riviera 1999 Documentary Narrator
American Experience 1991-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Inside the Actors Studio 1998 TV Series Himself
Biography 1994-1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Gran premio internazionale della TV 1997 TV Series Himself - Winner
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann 1997 TV Movie documentary David Ben-Gurion (voice)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome 1996 Documentary Himself
James Dean: A Portrait 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
The West 1996 TV Series documentary Chalkey M. Beeson / Gen. Oliver O. Howard / Frank H. Mayer / ...
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 TV Series documentary Quote Reader
Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey 1995 Documentary Narrator
The Way West 1995 TV Movie documentary Voice
Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein 1994 TV Movie documentary Narrator
Reading Rainbow 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1993-1994 TV Series Himself - Conan Letters Reader / Himself
Baseball 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Various / Himself
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself - Narrator (voice)
All Aboard: Riding the Rails of American Film 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
Street Scenes: New York on Film 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1990 TV Series Himself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself / Don Altobello
Terezín Diary 1990 Documentary Narrator (voice)
The Yidishe Gauchos 1989 Documentary short Narrator
Hello Actors Studio 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Working in the Theatre 1983-1988 TV Series documentary Himself
Funny 1988 Documentary Himself
Hollywood Uncensored 1987 Documentary Himself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala 1987 TV Movie Himself - Performer
Spark Among the Ashes: A Bar Mitzvah in Poland 1986 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Wogan 1986 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mes Chers Contemporain 2015 TV Series Himself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - In Memoriam
Edición Especial Coleccionista 2013 TV Series Tuco
Love, Marilyn 2012 Documentary Himself
Il falso bugiardo 2008 Himself
60/90 2008 TV Series Sheldon Dodge
How the West Was Lost 2008 TV Movie documentary Calvera Guido Tuco (uncredited)
Guns for Christmas 3 2007 Short Tuco
Ennio Morricone 1995 TV Movie documentary
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 1992 Video Don Altobello
Hollywood Remembers Marilyn Monroe 1989 Video documentary short
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick 1988 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show 1970 TV Series Himself - Singer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color 1966 TV Series Stratos
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe 1966 Documentary Actor 'The Misfits' (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Honorary Award Academy Awards, USA (13 Nov 2010) AMPAS Governors Awards: Given 'For a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters'.
2006 Special Tribute Award Almería International Short Film Festival
2006 Career Achievement Award National Board of Review, USA
2004 Jury Award Newport International Film Festival, Rhode Island Best Actor King of the Corner (2004)
2002 Sergio Leone Award Taormina International Film Festival
2001 Golden Boot Golden Boot Awards
1967 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama Poppies Are Also Flowers (1966)
1957 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Most Promising Newcomer to Film Baby Doll (1956)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Nurse Jackie (2009)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
2001 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Spoken Word Album · Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Brian Stokes Mitchell
· Alfred Molina
· Al Pacino
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Kathleen Turner (also producer)
· Fritz Weaver
1987 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Something in Common (1986)
1968 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama CBS Playhouse (1967)
1957 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor Baby Doll (1956)

TitleSalary
Genghis Khan (1965) $25,000 /week
Genghis Khan (1965) $25,000
The Lineup (1958) $50,000

#Fact
1 "Time" magazine once referred to Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson as "the proletarian Lunts.".
2 Made his Broadway debut in the service-oriented drama "Skydrift" directed by Roy Hargrave, who had coincidently directed Anne Jackson, Wallach's future wife, in her Broadway debut in "Signature" a few months earlier.
3 Served five years in the Army Medical Corps during World War II eventually reaching the rank of major.
4 Wallach played Sakini for a year in the London cast of "Teahouse of the August Moon." Among the aspiring young actors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts who worked backstage with scenery were Alan Bates, Peter O'Toole, and Albert Finney. Wallach later succeeded David Wayne in the part in the Broadway production.
5 After failing the New York teachers' exam, Wallach got a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse and spent two years there before graduating in 1940. Among his classmates were Gregory Peck, Lorne Greene, and Tony Randall.
6 He grew up in the only Jewish family in an otherwise all-Italian neighborhood, and gained fame from starring in an Italian Western. Appropriately enough, the name "Wallach" derives from the same Old German root word for which the Polish name for Italy, Wlochy, comes from.
7 He died from natural causes at his home in Manhattan, New York City.
8 Was the reader of the audio-book of Stephen King's novel "Insomnia".
9 Had appeared with his wife Anne Jackson in six films: The Tiger Makes Out (1967), How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968), Zig Zag (1970), The Angel Levine (1970), Nasty Habits (1977) and Sam's Son (1984).
10 He was friends with Walter Cronkite for over 70 years since they were both students at the University of Texas at Austin. Wallach was acknowledged at the Walter Cronkite memorial tribute at Lincoln Center and was in the audience.
11 In an interview on "Fresh Air" (at station WHYY in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, broadcast nationally on National Public Radio), he explained to Terry Gross that he learned to ride horses at the University of Texas: He took care of the polo ponies. During the filming of the The Magnificent Seven (1960), each morning he would ride a few hours with his gang.
12 Turned down the lead role of Harry Berlin in Luv (1967) that was eventually played by Jack Lemmon.
13 One of his fellow students at Parsons New School for Social Research in New York was Marlon Brando.
14 He had two hip replacements and had arthritis in his back.
15 While attending the University of Texas, he acted in many student plays. In one, he performed with fellow students Ann Sheridan and Walter Cronkite.
16 In his later years, he was blind in the left eye due to a stroke.
17 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.
18 He had five grandchildren.
19 He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of captain.
20 He had a brother and two sisters, all of whom became teachers.
21 Had appeared with Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen in their final completed films: The Misfits (1961) (for both Monroe and Gable) and The Hunter (1980) respectively.
22 He, his wife Anne Jackson and their daughter, Roberta Wallach, all made guest appearances in different episodes of Law & Order (1990).
23 One of his best known roles was the lead bandit Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although his character was eventually defeated in the film, Wallach outlived six of the other seven stars, as Robert Vaughn is the only one who is still alive as of 2014, in spite the fact that he was older than all of them.
24 Had appeared with Steve McQueen in both McQueen's first major successful film (The Magnificent Seven (1960)) and in his last film (The Hunter (1980).
25 Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1998. His wife Anne Jackson was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
26 Father, with Anne Jackson, of son Peter Wallach, and daughters Katherine Wallach and Roberta Wallach.
27 Is one of three actors to play the character of Mr. Freeze on Batman (1966) (The other two were George Sanders and Otto Preminger). He once said that he has received more fan mail for that role than for any other role he has ever done.
28 Turned down the role in From Here to Eternity (1953) that won Frank Sinatra an Oscar.
29 Was almost killed during the train scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). He was asked by Sergio Leone to do the scene again, and he then replied: "I'll never do that again!".
30 Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1936.

#Quote
1 [on directing in 1983] I simply don't have the temperament or the patience. I once tried to direct a play, and everyone emerged like me. A good director is like a nursemaid, a guide, a psychologist, a friend, one who leaves you room to stretch and grow. I don't have the patience for that, so I don't try. Dustin did it in a movie and directed a play of Murray's -- and did it very well. I find that I simply want to be an actor... not a businessman, not an entrepreneur, not a conglomerate... just an actor.
2 John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence (1976). It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.
3 I'd come out of the Army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the Army at the end, in 1945.
4 So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.
5 My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.
6 Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
7 Yes, I won the BAFTA. I thought the British were very intelligent.
8 Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
9 This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.
10 I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by [Elia] Kazan and was called Baby Doll (1956).
11 What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer and fly around the world? Will I ever be satisfied? Can't I ever just rest?
12 The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown (1974) the day before you saw The Two Jakes (1990).
13 One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it.
14 I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
15 The big secret in acting is listening to people.
16 I always wanted to tell stories and act.
17 I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
18 I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
19 I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
20 I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
21 Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
22 And then the first was The Misfits (1961), which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable.
23 But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies.
24 Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
25 And I did Batman (1966), too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done.
26 And that movie was underrated - Nuts (1987) - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.
27 I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.
28 When I saw the movie, I said, "I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.".
29 When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
30 But Clint [Eastwood] I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
31 I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.
32 Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
33 I never lost my appetite for acting.
34 Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain - there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up - and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It's a complete experience.
35 I was at the premiere of The Holiday (2006), a movie I did with Kate Winslet. Surrounded by all these beautiful young women. And after they left, [wife Anne Jackson] comes up and says to me, "Honestly, I don't know what they see in you.".
36 The subtitle [of his memoir "The Good, the Bad and Me"] is "In My Anecdotage". Bill Clinton asked me if he could use it, and I said, "You sold two million copies of your book. How dare you try to steal my subtitle!".

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