Actor Eli Wallach Dies

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Veteran character actor Eli Wallach has died.

FOX News Radio’s Steve Rappoport reports:

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Eli Wallach was one of the most versatile character actors, in film, television and theater, for more than six decades.

From outlaws in ‘The Magnificent Seven’ and ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’…

(‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’) “You’ll pay for this! I hope you end up in a graveyard!”

…To a love struck sidekick in ‘The Misfits’…

(‘The Misfits’) “Tell me Roslyn, I’ve been waiting. I’ve been going out of my mind with waiting.”

…To a Mafia don in ‘Godfather III’…

(‘Godfather III’) “No! Joey! We could reason together.”

Wallach’s first love was the stage, but movies paid the bills. His big screen debut role, a seductive cotton gin owner in Tennessee Williams’ ‘Baby Doll’.

(‘Baby Doll’) “They call you Baby don’t they?//Oh, that’s sort of a nickname.”

Wallach was never nominated for an Oscar but received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Eli Wallach was 98 years old.

Steve Rappoport, FOX News Radio.




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