Eli Wallach

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY, USA

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Eli Wallach was an American actor who made a name for himself both on stage and on screen. Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1915, Wallach grew up in a Jewish family and attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied acting. After college, he moved to New York City to pursue his career in theater.

Wallach made his Broadway debut in 1945 in the play "Skydrift," but it was his role as Silva Vacarro in Tennessee Williams' "Baby Doll" in 1956 that brought him critical acclaim. He won a Tony Award for his performance and went on to star in several other Broadway productions, including "The Rose Tattoo" and "Camino Real."

In addition to his stage work, Wallach also appeared in over 80 films throughout his career. He made his film debut in 1956 in "Baby Doll," reprising his role from the Broadway production. He went on to star in a number of classic films, including "The Magnificent Seven," "The Misfits," and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

Wallach was known for his ability to play a wide range of characters, from villains to sympathetic heroes. He often portrayed characters with a rough exterior but a soft heart, and his performances were always nuanced and layered.

In addition to his work in film and theater, Wallach also had a successful career on television. He appeared in several popular TV shows, including "Kojak," "The Twilight Zone," and "Batman." He also won an Emmy Award for his performance in the TV movie "Poppies Are Also Flowers."

Wallach was married to actress Anne Jackson for over 60 years, and the couple often appeared on stage together. They had three children together and remained devoted to each other until Wallach's death in 2014 at the age of 98.

Throughout his career, Wallach was widely respected by his peers and audiences alike. He was known for his talent, his professionalism, and his dedication to his craft. He continued to act well into his 90s, proving that age was no barrier to his love of performing.

In addition to his many accolades and achievements, Wallach will always be remembered for his iconic performances and his contributions to the worlds of film, theater, and television. His legacy lives on through his work, and he will always be remembered as one of the greatest actors of his generation.

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Eli Wallach STAGE CREDITS

[Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2004
Judge Paul Barriere

[Off-Broadway]
2000
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1999
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
1997
Mr. Green

[Broadway]
1994
Noah

[Broadway]
1992
Gregory Solomon

[Broadway]
1989
David Cole

[Off-Broadway]
1984
Stephen Aleksey Sudakov

[Off-Broadway]
1978
Mr. Frank

[Broadway]
1974
Peppino

[Broadway]
1972
Ollie H (1895)

Wesley (Approximately Now)

Wesley (1945)

Ollie H (1920)

[Broadway]
1968
Charles Dyer

[Broadway]
1964
Milt Manville

[Off-Broadway]
1963
Paul (The Typists)

Ben (The Tiger)

[Off-Broadway]
1962
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 1962
Performer

[Off-Broadway]
Reading, 1961
Performer

[Broadway]
1961
Berrenger

[Broadway]
1958
Willie

[Off-Broadway]
1958
The Old Man (The Chairs)

[Broadway]
1956
Bill Walker

[Broadway]
1954
Julien

[Broadway]
1953
Sakini [Replacement]

[Off-Broadway]
1953
Dickon

[Broadway]
1953
Kilroy

[Broadway]
1951
Alvaro Mangiacavallo

[Broadway]
1948
Stefanowski [Replacement]

[Broadway]
1947
Diomedes

Messenger [Replacement]

[Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1947
Other Voice

Performer

Duck

Two of Spades

[Broadway]
1947
Busch

[Broadway]
1946
Ensemble

[Broadway]
1946
Cromwell

[Broadway]
1945
Crew Chief


Eli Wallach Movies

[1956]Baby Doll Silva Vacarro

[1958]The Lineup Dancer

[1960]Seven Thieves Poncho

[1960]The Magnificent Seven Calvera

[1961]The Misfits Guido

[1962]Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man John

[1962]How the West Was Won Charlie Gant

[1963]Act One Warren Stone

[1963]The Victors Sgt. Joe Craig

[1964]The Moon-Spinners Stratos

[1964]Kisses for My President Raphael Valdez Jr.

[1965]Lord Jim The General

[1965]Genghis Khan The Shah Of Khwarezm

[1966]How to Steal a Million Davis Leland

[1966]The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Tuco

[1967]The Tiger Makes Out Ben Harris

[1968]A Lovely Way to Die Tennessee Fredericks

[1968]Ace High Cacopoulos

[1968]How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life Harry Hunter

[1969]Mackenna's Gold Ben Baker

[1969]The Brain Frankie Scannapieco

[1970]The Angel Levine Delicatessen Clerk

[1970]The Adventures of Gerard Napoleon Bonaparte

[1970]Zig Zag Mario Gambretti

[1971]Romance of a Horsethief Kifke

[1973]Stateline Motel Joe

[1973]Cinderella Liberty Lynn Forshay

[1974]Crazy Joe Don Vittorio

[1975]The White, the Yellow, and the Black Sheriff EdwardBlack JackGideon

[1975]Eye of the Cat Cesare

[1976]Plot of Fear Peter Struwwel

[1977]The Sentinel Detective Gatz

[1977]The Deep Adam Coffin

[1977]Nasty Habits Monsignor

[1977]The Domino Principle General Reser

[1978]Circle of Iron Man-in-Oil

[1978]Girlfriends Rabbi Gold

[1979]Winter Kills Joe Diamond

[1979]Firepower Sal Hyman

[1980]The Hunter Ritchie Blumenthal

[1981]The Salamander General Leporello

[1984]Sam's Son Sam Orowitz

[1986]Tough Guys Leon B. Little

[1987]Nuts Dr. Herbert A. Morrison

[1990]The Two Jakes Cotton Weinberger

[1990]The Godfather Part III Don Altobello

[1992]Mistress George Lieberhoff

[1992]Night and the City Peck

[1992]Article 99 Sam Abrams

[1994]Honey Sweet Love... Don Siro

[1995]Two Much Sheldon

[1996]The Associate Fallon

[1999]Uninvited Alan Strser

[2000]Keeping the Faith Rabbi Ben Lewis

[2004]The Easter Egg Adventure Narrator

[2004]King of the Corner Sol Spivak

[2005]A Taste of Jupiter Arturo

[2006]The Hoax Noah Dietrich

[2006]The Holiday Arthur

[2007]Mama's Boy Seymour Warburton

[2008]The Toe Tactic Maestro

[2008]Vote and Die: Liszt for President Joe Nightingale

[2009]Tickling Leo Emil Pikler

[2010]The Ghost Writer Old Man

[2010]Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Julius Steinhardt


Eli Wallach TV Shows

Highway to Heaven Gene Malloy, Timothy Charles

Our Family Honor Vincent Danzig

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Eli Wallach FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eli Wallach has appeared on Broadway in 22 shows.

Eli Wallach has not appeared in the West End.

Eli Wallach has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. These include Hall of Fame Awards, Best Actor - Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "Visiting Mr. Green," the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence at The Lortels, Outstanding Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Visiting Mr. Green," Outstanding Featured Actor - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Price," The American Express Tribute at the Helen Hayes Awards, Performance at the Obie Awards for "The Typists & The Tiger," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Performance at the Theatre World Awards for "The Rose Tattoo," and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Rose Tattoo."

Eli Wallach has won several awards throughout his career. These include the Hall of Fame Awards, the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence (The Lortels), the American Express Tribute (Helen Hayes Awards) for Performance, the Performance award at the Obie Awards for The Typists & The Tiger, the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, the Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for The Rose Tattoo, and the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for The Rose Tattoo.

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