ELI WALLACH Biography - Other artists & entretainers


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Eli Wallach (born December 7, 1915) was an American film and stage actor.


Wallach was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the University of Texas but gained his first (method) acting experience at the Neighborhood Playhouse. He made his Broadway debut in 1945 and won a Tony Award in 1951. His film debut was instantly accomplished in Elia Kazan’s Baby Doll and he went on to become a prolific player, although rarely in a starring role he was memorable in many of his early films, especially The Misfits, The Magnificent Seven and as Tuco (the ‘Ugly’) in Sergio Leone’s The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He also continued to work on the stage as well as doing made-for-TV films.