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Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach
From the trailer for Baby Doll (1956)
Personal information
Birth dateDecember 07, 1915(age 100)
Place of birthBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
EducationUniversity of Texas at Austin
Alma materNeighborhood Playhouse
Years active1945 present
SpouseAnne Jackson
(1948 present)

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Eli Herschel Wallach (born December 7, 1915) is an American film, television and stage actor, who gained fame in the late 1950s. For his performance in Baby Doll he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. One of his most famous roles is that of Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Other roles include his portrayal of Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III, Calvera in The Magnificent Seven, and Arthur Abbott in The Holiday. He has remained active well into his nineties, with roles in recent movies such as Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer.

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

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