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article imageAmerican actor Eli Wallach dies at 98

By Mathew Wace Peck     Jun 25, 2014 in Entertainment
The American Hollywood and Broadway actor Eli Wallach, star of more than 100 films, has died at the age of 98, it has been reported.
The news of Wallach's death was relayed by his daughter, Katherine, via the New York Times.
Among his many, many memorable films, Eli Wallach is still well known for playing Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez ("The Rat") opposite Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's classic 1966 spaghetti Western, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
His other films include Baby Doll (1956), The Magnificient Seven (1960), The Misfits (1961), The Godfather Part III (1990) and The Holiday (2006).
Most recently, he appeared in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps and The Ghost Writer — both 2010.
Wallach also had a prestigious television career, making his debut in 1949 in The Beautiful Bequest, which was part of The Philco Television Playhouse, a series he returned to on several occasions. He went on to appear in dozens of show, including Kojak, Murder, She Wrote, L.A. Law and E.R. He also played Mr Freeze in the 1960's Batman TV series starring Adam West as Batman and Burt Ward as Robin, and, in 2009, starred in the US medical dark satirical comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie.
As reported by the Kansas City Star, Wallach was married to fellow actor Anne Jackson, whom he starred alongside in a Broadway revival of The Flowering Peach. Their appearance, in 1994, was nearly 50 years after they first met, in a Tennessee Williams play.
As well as their daughter Katherine, Wallach and Jackson had two other children — a son, Peter, and another daughter, Roberta.
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