Eli Wallach biography

Eli Wallach

Actor, Film actor

1915 –

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Who is Eli Wallach?

Eli Herschel Wallach is an American film, television and stage actor whose career has 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, Guido in The Misfits, and Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes, and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday. One of America's most prolific screen actors, Wallach has remained active well into his nineties, with roles as recently as 2010 in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

Wallach has 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.

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Born
Dec 7, 1915
Red Hook
Also known as
  • Ely Wallach
  • Eli Herschel Wallach
  • King of Brooklyn
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin
  • Neighborhood Playhouse
  • Master of Education, City College of New York
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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