Eli Wallach


Actor
Eli Wallach

About

Also Known As
Eli Herschel Wallach
Birth Place
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Born
December 07, 1915
Died
June 24, 2014

Biography

One of the most respected actors in American performance, Eli Wallach's career never quite matched his long list of stage credits in terms of quality, but he had nevertheless contributed some memorable characters to film. Movieg rs knew him best for a pair of similar characters - the cruel Mexican bandit Calvera, whose raids on a poor village prompt the formation of "The Magnificent Seve...

Photos & Videos

Family & Companions

Anne Jackson
Wife
Actor. Married on March 5, 1948.

Notes

Wallach had hip replacement surgery in 1997.

"When my times comes, they'll knock on my dressing-room door and say, 'Places, please," and I'll be gone. And believe me, I'll have died a very happy man." --Eli Wallach to New York Post, December 178, 1997.

Biography

One of the most respected actors in American performance, Eli Wallach's career never quite matched his long list of stage credits in terms of quality, but he had nevertheless contributed some memorable characters to film. Movieg rs knew him best for a pair of similar characters - the cruel Mexican bandit Calvera, whose raids on a poor village prompt the formation of "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), and as the scheming, scene-stealing Tuco in Sergio Leone's groundbreaking spaghetti Western, "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" (1967). But Wallach's career stretched back a decade prior and continued on well into the 21st century, during which he played almost every ethnic type and moral stripe under the sun. While his record on the big screen remained spotty, Wallach thrived on television with an Emmy-winning performance in "The Poppy is a Flower" (ABC, 1966) and a campy turn as Mr. Freeze on "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68). Over the years, he remained under the radar while performing onstage or in lesser-known pictures, only to resurface in projects like the revival of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1978), the acclaimed miniseries "The Executioner's Song" (NBC, 1982) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather III" (1990), in which he had a memorable scene as a mobster who dies while eating poisoned cannoli. The nonagenarian delivered award-worthy small screen performances on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (NBC, 2006-07) and "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-15), and by the time he died at the age of 98 on June 24, 2014, Wallach's place as one of Hollywood's most venerated character performers had been assured.

Born Eli Herschel Wallach on Dec. 7, 1915 in Brooklyn, NY, he made his performing debut as part of an amateur production while still in high school. At some point in his early life, Wallach lost the sight in his right eye, the result of a hemorrhage (Wallach was vague about the date in his autobiography). After gaining a BA from the University of Texas in Austin and a Masters' degree in education from the City College of New York, Wallach earned a scholarship to New York's prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse, where he first cut his teeth on the Method style of acting. After graduation in 1940, he landed a smattering of minor stage roles before WWII intervened; he joined the Army in 1941 and served as a medical administrative officer, being dispatched to numerous points across the globe, including Hawaii, Casablanca and France. It was in the latter location that his superiors learned of his acting background and asked Wallach to mount a production to entertain the recuperating troops. With the assistance of other members of his company, Wallach wrote and performed "This is the Army?" a satirical revue in which he played Hitler, among other roles. It would be the first of many memorable villains Wallach would play during his long career.

After being discharged from the service, Wallach resumed his acting career and made his Broadway debut in 1945. He also joined the Actor's Studio, spending two seasons with the American Repertory Theater before blossoming into a major stage star in the early '50s - thanks to a pair of Tennessee Williams plays, "The Rose Tattoo" and "Camino Real." The former landed Wallach a Tony Award. The actor returned to the theater frequently over the next six decades in countless productions ranging from Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros," "Teahouse of the August Moon," and "Mister Roberts." In 1948, he met and married fellow actress Anne Jackson, with whom he had appeared in countless stage productions, as well as the 1967 comedy "The Tiger Makes Out," which he also co-produced. They year 1956 marked the beginning of Wallach's screen career in the controversial Elia Kazan feature "Baby Doll." As earthy Sicilian Silva Vaccaro, who lustily pursues the teenage bride (Carroll Baker) of hapless mill owner Karl Malden, Wallach generated considerable heat for his non-traditional leading man, undoubtedly contributing to the film being banned by the Catholic Legion of Decency and several international markets. The buzz generated by "Baby Doll" boosted Wallach's profile in Hollywood and overseas, where he won a BAFTA for his work in 1957. He was soon busy with numerous film projects - often playing mad, bad and dangerous variations on the Vaccaro personality, including the psychotic hitman in Don Siegel's gritty noir "Lineup" (1958), Sgt. Craig, who spits insults even after a horrific facial injury in "The Victors" (1963), and as Poncho/Baron von R litz, he teamed with Edward G. Robinson and fellow Method advocate Rod Steiger in "Seven Thieves" (1960), a glitzy caper.

Wallach's profile by the early 1960s was significant enough for him to share top billing with Steve McQueen and Yul Brynner in "The Magnificent Seven" and Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe (who babysat Wallach's daughter Roberta during the film's troubled shoot) in "The Misfits" (1961) - the fabled last film for both Monr and Gable. He was also a frequent guest star on television, especially anthology series like "Playhouse 90" (CBS, 1956-1961) and "The Hallmark Hall of Fame" (CBS, 1951- ), for which he was a notable Dauphin opposite Julie Harris' Joan of Arc in "The Lark" (1957). He also made an amusing Mr. Freeze (one of three actors to play the character) on two episodes of the campy series, "Batman" (ABC, 1966-68). On a more prestigious note, Wallach won an Emmy for "Poppies are Also Flowers" (1966), an all-star drama penned by Ian Fleming and produced in part by the United Nations about the international drug trade.

By the mid-1960s, Wallach was a dependable character actor with a knack for foreign characters who often wielded a degree of swagger and occasional menace. In addition to the Mexican Calvera and the Italian Guido in "The Misfits," Wallach was a Greek kidnapper in the Disney film "The Moon-Spinners" (1965), an amorous Latin dictator on the make for American female president Polly Bergen in "Kisses for My President" (1964), and an Arab shah in "Genghis Khan" (1965). In 1967, Wallach traveled to Italy to film the third in a trilogy of operatically violent Westerns for director Sergio Leone; his performance as Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" was arguably his best turn on screen; one that allowed him to work with his full and formidable acting palette. Over the course of Leone's three-hours-plus masterpiece, we were shown all sides of Tuco - from the duplicitous creep who would abandon his own partner in crime (Clint Eastwood) in the middle of the blazing desert, to the loyal friend who rescues Eastwood from the same fate, to the wronged brother who lashes out against his sanctimonious priest brother, to the sympathetic victim of a cruel sadist (Lee Van Cleef) who will go to any length to discover a cache of hidden gold. Wallach tackled each of these emotions with a vigor and humor that was positively riveting in every scene. His performance was a key element in the film's worldwide success.

Despite being nearly killed on three occasions during the making of the iconic film (due to faulty and lax production issues), Wallach acknowledged the movie's impact on his career on numerous occasions after its release. He even named his 2005 autobiography The Good, the Bad, and Me: In My Anecdotage and in 2003, he and Eastwood re-dubbed 18 minutes of footage that had been excised from the film before its 1967 release in America. Wallach also returned to Italy several times to appear in other "spaghetti Westerns," usually as variations on Tuco. Wallach was supposed to reunite with Leone for the film "Duck, You Sucker" (1973), but scheduling conflicts prevented this from happening (his role was later assumed by Rod Steiger).

Wallach remained as busy in the '70s and '80s as he did in the previous decade, though his roles were largely character parts and the quality frequently ranged from top Hollywood product to low-budget fare. Among his better films from the period were "Cinderella Liberty" (1973), in which he played a tough-as-nails Navy lifer; "Movie Movie" (1978), Stanley Donen's clever tribute to vintage Hollywood melodramas and musicals; John Huston's Bicentennial-themed short "Independence," in which he captured the intelligence and wry humor of Benjamin Franklin. Wallach also appeared in numerous TV movies, including the thriller "A Cold Night's Death" (1973), co-starring Robert Culp, about scientists losing their grip in the Arctic; the drama "Skokie" (1981) co-starring Danny Kaye, about Holocaust survivors facing neo-Nazis; and the thriller "The Executioner's Song" (1982), based on the Norman Mailer book about serial killer, Gary Gilmore. But Wallach also enlivened plenty of junk during this period, too, including "The Deep" (1977), the wretched Satanic thriller "The Sentinel" (1977), and the overwrought teens-on-drugs TV feature, "The People" (1970).

As the 1980s wore on into the 1990s and the new millennium, Wallach continued to answer the call for character parts - long after many of his contemporaries had passed on. He was a near-sighted hit man in the limp Kirk Douglas-Burt Lancaster comedy, "Tough Guys" (1986), a psychologist testifying against a seemingly deranged call girl (Barbara Streisand) in "Nuts" (1987), the candy-loving Don Altobello in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather III" (1990), and Ben Stiller's sympathetic rabbi advisor in Edward Norton's wry comedy, "Keeping the Faith" (2000).

In 2003, he reunited with his friend and former co-star Clint Eastwood to play a cagey storeowner in "Mystic River" - for which he was uncredited. As Wallach entered his ninth decade, he did not appear to slow down in the least. He was a former blacklisted TV writer on an episode of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (NBC, 2006-07) and enjoyed sizable roles in "The Hoax" (2006) - about Clifford Irving's bogus biography of Howard Hughes - and "The Holiday" (2006), in which he played a charming elderly screenwriter befriended by Kate Winslet in the romantic comedy. Wallach found himself back in play at the Emmy awards after a 20 year absence, earning a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance on "Studio 60." After voiceover roles in "Constantine's Sword" (2008) and "The Toe Tactic" (2009), Wallach returned to the small screen as a dying elderly man for an episode of "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime, 2009-15). His performance earned the 94-year-old an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. His final appearance in a feature film came with a supporting role in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" (2010). Eli Wallach died at the age of 98 on June 24, 2014.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
New York, I Love You (2009)
Ahead of Time (2009)
Voice
Tickling Leo (2009)
The Toe Tactic (2008)
Mama's Boy (2007)
Constantine's Sword (2007)
The Hoax (2006)
The Holiday (2006)
The Easter Egg Adventure (2005)
Voice
King of the Corner (2005)
Mystic River (2003)
Liquor store owner
Monday Night Mayhem (2002)
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Naked City: Justice With a Bullet (1998)
Deluca
Uninvited (1998)
Strasser
CLARK GABLE: TALL, DARK, AND HANDSOME (1996)
Two Much (1996)
Sheldon
The Associate (1996)
Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King (1995)
Interviewee
Night And The City (1992)
Legacy of Lies (1992)
Article 99 (1992)
Mistress (1992)
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story (1992)
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
The Two Jakes (1990)
Terezin Diary (1989)
Narrator
Funny (1989)
The Impossible Spy (1987)
Hello Actors Studio (1987)
Himself
Nuts (1987)
Tough Guys (1986)
Something in Common (1986)
Murder: By Reason Of Insanity (1985)
Dr Huffman
Embassy (1985)
Joe Verga
Anatomy of an Illness (1984)
Sam's Son (1984)
Sam Orowitz
The Salamander (1983)
Leporello
The Wall (1982)
The Pride of Jesse Hallam (1981)
Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio (1981)
Himself
Skokie (1981)
The Hunter (1980)
Fugitive Family (1980)
Olan Vacio
Winter Kills (1979)
Joe Diamond
Firepower (1979)
Circle Of Iron (1979)
Man In Oil
Movie Movie (1978)
Girlfriends (1978)
Rabbi Gold
The Deep (1977)
Adam Coffin
The Domino Principle (1977)
The Sentinel (1977)
Nasty Habits (1977)
Independence (1976)
Attenti al Buffone (1975)
Ras
Il Bianco, Il Giallo, Il Nero (1974)
Black
Crazy Joe (1973)
Don't Turn the Other Cheek (1973)
Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Indict and Convict (1973)
A Cold Night's Death (1973)
Dr Frank Enari
Romance of a Horsethief (1971)
Kifke
The Angel Levine (1970)
Store clerk
The People Next Door (1970)
Arthur Mason
Zigzag (1970)
Mario Gambretti
The Adventures Of Gerard (1970)
Napoleon
Ace High (1969)
Cacopoulos
The Brain (1969)
Scannapieco
Mackenna's Gold (1969)
Ben Baker
New York City--The Most (1968)
A cabdriver
A Lovely Way To Die (1968)
Tennessee Fredericks
How To Save a Marriage--And Ruin Your Life (1968)
Harry Hunter
The Tiger Makes Out (1967)
Ben Harris
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
Tuco
How to Steal a Million (1966)
David Leland
Lord Jim (1965)
"The General"
Genghis Khan (1965)
The Sha of Khwarezm
Kisses for My President (1964)
Valdez
The Moon-Spinners (1964)
Stratos
The Victors (1963)
Sergeant Craig
How the West Was Won (1963)
Charlie Gant
Act One (1963)
Warren Stone
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)
John
The Misfits (1961)
Guido
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Calvera
Seven Thieves (1960)
Pancho
The Lineup (1958)
Dancer
Baby Doll (1956)
Silva Vacarro

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Funny (1989)
Assistant
Hello Actors Studio (1987)
Other
Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio (1981)
Other

Cast (Special)

Brando (Part 1) (2007)
Himself
Brando (Part 2) (2007)
Himself
In Our City: New Yorkers Remember September 11th (2002)
Clint Eastwood: Out of the Shadows (2000)
Tony Randall: Center Stage (1999)
Jones Beach: An American Riviera (1999)
Narration
The Lives of Lillian Hellman (1999)
Narrator
Steve McQueen: The E! True Hollywood Story (1998)
Tennessee Williams (1998)
Interviewee
Karl Malden: Workingman's Actor (1998)
Interviewee
Lee Strasberg: The Method Man (1998)
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann (1997)
Voice
Marilyn Monroe: The Mortal Goddess (1996)
The 50th Annual Tony Awards (1996)
Performer
The Moviemakers: Arthur Penn (1996)
Narrator
Mary Lincoln's Insanity File (1996)
Voice
The Moviemakers: Stanley Donen (1996)
Narrator
The Moviemakers: Robert Wise (1996)
Narrator
Cronkite Remembers (1996)
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters (1996)
Narrator
P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995)
Voice
The Way West (1995)
Voice
River of Steel (1994)
Voice
The Donner Party (1992)
Voice
Lincoln (1992)
Voice
Street Scenes: New York on Film (1992)
World War II: A Personal Journey (1991)
Helen Hayes: First Lady of the American Theatre (1991)
Michael Landon: Memories With Laughter and Love (1991)
Coney Island (1991)
Voice
Miracle on 44th Street: A Portrait of the Actors Studio (1991)
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990)
Himself
Sanford Meisner: The Theater's Best Kept Secret (1990)
A Matter of Conscience (1989)
Ira Abrams
It's Up to Us: The Giraffe Project (1988)
Narration
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala (1987)
Hollywood's Favorite Heavy: Businessmen on Primetime TV (1987)
Narrator
Rocket to the Moon (1986)
The ABC All-Star Spectacular (1985)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1984)
Performer
Paradise Lost (1974)
The Lark (1957)
Dauphin

Misc. Crew (Special)

The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990)
Other

Cast (Short)

Unpredictable (2007)
Himself
Watching Brando (2007)
Himself

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (2003)
Voice
Vendetta II: The New Mafia (1993)
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride (1991)
Christopher Columbus (1985)
The Executioner's Song (1982)
Harold Robbins' The Pirate (1978)
Seventh Avenue (1977)
Gus Farber
The Poppy Is Also a Flower (1966)
Locarno

Life Events

1936

Worked as a radio actor while pursuing graduate work in education

1939

Made his stage acting debut in "The Bo Tree"

1945

Made his Broadway debut in "Skydrift"; play closed after one week

1949

Made an early TV appearance on "The Philco Television Playhouse" (NBC)

1951

Had breakthrough stage role in the Tennessee Williams play "The Rose Tattoo"

1952

Feature acting debut, "Danger"

1953

Returned to Broadway for the Tennessee Williams play "Camino Real"

1954

Made his London stage debut as Sakini in "The Teahouse of the August Moon"; played role on Broadway in 1955

1956

Had breakthrough film role as Carroll Baker's Sicilian lover in Elia Kazan's "Baby Doll"

1957

Co-starred with Julie Harris in the TV version of "The Lark" (NBC)

1960

Played a Mexican bandit in "The Magnificent Seven"

1961

Had featured role as Clark Gable's pal in "The Misfits"

1961

Supported Zero Mostel in "Rhinoceros" on Broadway

1963

Acted with wife Anne Jackson in the off-Broadway play "The Tiger and The Typists"

1965

Co-starred in the adventure film "Lord Jim"

1966

Had a supporting role in Sergio Leone's "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

1966

Won an Emmy for his role in the ABC TV movie "The Poppy Is Also a Flower"

1967

First onscreen collaboration with wife Anne Jackson, "The Tiger Makes Out"

1967

Played Mr. Freeze in the "Batman" (ABC) series

1970

Portrayed Napoleon in "The Adventures of Gerard"

1973

Re-teamed with wife Anne Jackson for the play "The Waltz of the Torreadors"

1976

Acted onscreen with wife Anne Jackson in "Nasty Habits"

1977

Co-starred in the NBC miniseries "Seventh Avenue"

1978

Cast as Otto Frank in a revival of "The Diary of Anne Frank"

1979

Cast in Tom Stoppard's play "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour"

1984

Portrayed the title character's father in "Sam's Son"

1985

Debut as series regular, playing the patriarch of a crime family in ABC's "Our Family Honor"

1987

Played the psychiatrist evaluating Barbra Streisand's character in "Nuts"

1988

Co-starred in the the Public Theatre revival of "Cafe Crown"; later transferred to Broadway

1990

Had supporting role as a rival gangster in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather, Part III"

1992

Received acclaim for his appearance in the revival of Arthur Miller's "The Price"

1994

Portrayed Noah in the National Actors Theater production of "The Flowering Peach"

1996

Originated the role of the crusty octogenarian in "Visiting Mr. Green" in Stockbridge, MA; recreated the role Off-Broadway at the Union Square Theatre

1999

Had supporting role in Carlo Gabriel Nero's feature "Uninvited"

1999

Starred opposite Anne Jackson and their daughter Roberta in "Down the Garden Paths" at the George Street Theater in New Jersey

2000

Appeared as Rabbi Ben Lewis in "Keeping the Faith"

2006

Earned an Emmy nomination for his guest appearance on NBC's "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" as a former writer who was blacklisted in the 1950s

2006

Befriended Kate Winslet's character in "The Holiday"

2007

Co-starred opposite Richard Gere in Lasse Hallström's "The Hoax"

2009

Earned an Emmy nomination for a guest appearance on Showtime's "Nurse Jackie"

2010

Had a supporting role in Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"

Photo Collections

How the West Was Won - Program Book
Here is the souvenir Program Book sold at Roadshow engagements for the 1962 epic in Cinerama, How the West Was Won.
The Misfits - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are a few photos taken behind-the-scenes during production of John Huston's The Misfits (1961), starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, and Montgomery Clift and written by Arthur Miller.

Videos

Movie Clip

How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life - Open, Winds of Change How 60's can you get? Ambience from the Ray Conniff Singers with Michel Legrand and Mack David's "Winds of Change," the opening to How To Save a Marriage And Ruin Your Life, 1968, starring Dean Martin and Stella Stevens.
Act One (1963) - Satire Is A Disciplined Form Made to wait for days, to see Broadway producer Warren Stone (Eli Wallach), who has agreed to read his comedy, Moss Hart (George Hamilton) finally gets in, and gets more than he wants, in 1929 New York, in Dore Schary’s film from Hart’s memoir, Act One, 1963.
Misfits, The (1961) - God Bless You Too We're introduced here to Perce (Montgomery Clift), phoning home as his buddy Gay (Clark Gable) happens by with the newly divorced Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) and friends (Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter) in this famous scene from John Huston's contemporary Western, The Misfits, 1961.
Misfits, The (1961) - You Can't Learn That Aging cowhand Gay (Clark Gable) and his maybe-nasty mechanic friend Guido (Eli Wallach) have just picked up Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe), immediately after her Reno divorce, and friend Izzy (Thelma Ritter), tensions and booze kicking in, John Huston directing, early in The Misfits, 1961.
Misfits, The (1961) - Ten Times In A Row Screenwriter Arthur Miller wrote this scene for his wife Marilyn Monroe (as Roslyn) in which she causes a big ruckus by playing paddle-ball in a cowboy bar in The Misfits, 1961.
Misfits, The (1961) - One Thing About Reno Men John Huston shooting on location at what was then Harrah’s, Reno, Roslyn (Marilyn Monroe) straight from her divorce and confidante Isabelle (Thelma Ritter) meet mechanic Guido (Eli Wallach), who worked on her car, and buddy Gay (Clark Gable), who just dumped a girlfriend, early in The Misfits, 1961.
Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The (1966) - You Can Have The Rope Setenza (Lee Van Cleef) sees what's coming as Joe (Clint Eastwood) rescues Tuco (Eli Wallach) from hanging once again, building up toward the three-way confrontation in the desert, the climax in the third film in Sergio Leone's trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1966.
Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The (1966) - How Much Are You Worth Now? The introduction of Clint Eastwood, this time kind-of named “Blondie,” in the final film in the “Man With No Name” trilogy, with some indifference rescuing bandit Tuco (Eli Wallach), Sergio Leone not yet revealing the scam to collect reward money, in The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, 1966.
Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The (1966) - Opening Credits Ennio Morricone's famous score tends to dominate the opening credit sequence for the final film in Sergio Leone's famed "Man With No Name" trilogy, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1967, with Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef and Eli Wallach.
Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The (1966) - Standoff Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood compete with Ennio Morricone's score and Nino Baragli's editing in this segment of Sergio Leone's famous standoff sequence from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1967.
Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The (1966) - You've Changed Partners Posing as a Union officer, Setanza (Lee Van Cleef) has a thug beat some information out of Tuco (Eli Wallach), which he then uses to propose a new deal with "Joe" (Clint Eastwood) in Sergio Leone's international "Spaghetti Western" hit The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 1967.
Magnificent Seven, The (1960) - Like A Good Father The first and probably the best scene for villain Calvera (Eli Wallach), his band arriving in the village, abusing brave Sotero (Rico Alaniz), early bits of Elmer Bernstein's score, opening John Sturges' remake of Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, The Magnificent Seven, 1960.

Trailer

Genghis Khan - (Original Trailer) The Asian conqueror (Omar Sharif) and his mentor (Stephen Boyd) vie for the same woman in Genghis Khan (1965).
Baby Doll - (Original Trailer) Carroll Baker stars as the child bride Baby Doll (1956) in the most notorious movie from a Tennessee Williams' play, directed by Elia Kazan.
Angel Levine, The - (Original Trailer) Harry Belafonte stars as The Angel Levine (1970) who invades the life of an old man (Zero Mostel) whether he likes it or not.
Mackenna's Gold - (Original Trailer) A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold in Mackenna's Gold (1969).
How To Steal a Million - (Original Trailer) Audrey Hepburn and Peter O'Toole learn How to Steal a Million (1966) in William Wyler's heist comedy.
Seven Thieves - (Original Trailer) A professor (Edward G. Robinson) and thief decide to join together and pull off a heist in Seven Thieves (1960).
Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The - (U.S. Trailer) Three men seek hidden loot during the Civil War in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966), the third film in Sergio Leone's Clint Eastwood trilogy.
Misfits, The - (Original Trailer) A sensitive divorcee (Marilyn Monroe) gets mixed up with modern cowboys roping mustangs in the desert in The Misfits (1961) also starring Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.
Magnificent Seven, The - (Original Trailer) Seven American gunmen hire themselves out to protect a Mexican village from bandits in The Magnificent Seven (1960) starring Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, and Charles Bronson.
Act One - (Original Trailer) George Hamilton stars in the true story of playwright Moss Hart who conquered Broadway and Hollywood in Act One (1963).
How the West Was Won - (Original Trailer) Three directors and an all-star cast tell How The West Was Won (1962) starring James Stewart, Gregory Peck, Debbie Reynolds, John Wayne, and Henry Fonda.

Promo

Family

Abraham Wallach
Father
Bertha Wallach
Mother
Peter Douglas Wallach
Son
Special effects director.
Roberta Lee Wallach
Daughter
Actor.
Katherine Beatrice Wallach
Daughter
Actor.

Companions

Anne Jackson
Wife
Actor. Married on March 5, 1948.

Bibliography

Notes

Wallach had hip replacement surgery in 1997.

"When my times comes, they'll knock on my dressing-room door and say, 'Places, please," and I'll be gone. And believe me, I'll have died a very happy man." --Eli Wallach to New York Post, December 178, 1997.

On working on stage, Wallach told InTheater, December 19, 1997: "But it's always good to come back and do a play. There's nothing like it. In the movies, you don't have much to say about what goes on the screen. In television, the level of writing is appalling."