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Eli Herschel Wallach net worth:
$6 Million

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Eli Herschel Wallach was born on 7 December 1915, in Brooklyn, New York Cuty USA, to Bertha and Abraham Wallach, of Polish Jewish descent. He was an actor, probably best known for his roles in the films “The Misfits”, ” The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”. He passed away in June 2014.

A noted actor, how wealthy was Eli Wallach? Sources state that Wallace had acquired a net worth of over $6 million, accumulated during his acting career which spanned almost 70 years.

Eli Wallach Net Worth $6 Million Dollars

Wallach grew up in Red Hook, Brooklyn, along with his three siblings. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, obtaining a degree in history in 1936, and then enrolled at the College of the City of New York, gaining a master’s degree in education.

During his education, Wallach became interested in acting and took classes at the acclaimed Neighborhood Playhouse under Sanford Meisner. Unfortunately, in 1941 his education in acting was interrupted by being drafted into the US Army to serve in World War II. He returned to New York City after serving, and studied acting at the Dramatic Workshop of the New School, taught by Lee Strasberg after becoming a founding member of the Actors Studio. Wallach made his Broadway debut in late 1945 in the play “The Rose Tattoo”, gaining critical acclaim as well as a Tony Award. He went on to spend the following ten years on stage, appearing in numerous productions including “Mister Roberts”, “Major Barbara”, “Staircase” and “Anthony and Cleopatra”, to name a few. He made many of his performances with his wife, Anne Jackson, and they became one of the best known acting couples. His net worth grew steadily too.

Wallach made his film debut in 1956, starring as Silva Vacarro in the controversial “Baby Doll”, earning a BAFTA Award for “most Promising Newcomer” at the age of 40! Several major parts in classics followed, such as playing a Mexican bandit in “The Magnificent Seven” in 1960. In 1961, he was cast in the film “The Misfits”, co-starring with Marilyn Monroe, his close friend, and his performance as Guido has remained one of his best known ones, greatly contributing to his popularity and to his net worth as well.

The actor went on to land roles in the war drama “The Victors”, and in the comedies “Kisses for My President” and “How to Steel a Million”, gaining additional praise. In 1966 he was cast in the ‘spaghetti western’ “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” with Clint Eastwood, playing the Italian bandit Tuco, which has been considered one of his most memorable performances that reinforced his status in Hollywood, confirming his versatility, and significantly improving his wealth.

Wallach remained active on the big screen throughout the remainder of the ’60s and into the ’70s, with prominent parts in films such as “Mackenna’s Gold”, “Cinderella Liberty”, “Crazy Joe” and “The Deep”, and in the television miniseries “Seventh Avenue”.

He tackled a variety of film, television and stage work during the ’80s as well. He landed roles in films such as “The Hunter”, “Sam’s Son” and “Tough Guys”, and had supporting roles in the television film “The Executioner’s Song” and in the series “Our Family Honor”. During this time he reunited with his wife for the Broadway comedy “Twice Around the Park”.

Wallach’s notable performances of the next decade include the films “The Two Jakes”, and “The Godfather: Part III”. As for stage, he appeared in a revival of Arthur Miller’s “The Price” and performed with his wife in their tribute to Tennessee Williams in “Tennessee Williams Remembered”.

The actor remained in demand and active during the 2000s, well into his nineties at the time, appearing in films like “The Holiday”, ” Wall Street: Money Nеvеr Sleeps” аnd “Thе Ghost Writer”. His last film appearance was in “The Train”, which was released a year after his death.

Throughout his six-decade career, he appeared in over 90 films, several television projects and numerous stage productions, which enabled him to earn many awards and a considerable fortune.

In his personal life, in 1948 Wallach married stage actress Anne Jackson, with whom he remained until his death; the couple had three children. Eli Wallach died of natural causes in 2014 in New York City, being aged 98.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Train2015ShortAndre
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps2010Julie Steinhardt
The Ghost Writer2010Old Man
Tickling Leo2009Emil Pikler
Nurse Jackie2009TV SeriesBernard Zimberg
New York, I Love You2008Abe (segment "Joshua Marston")
The Toe Tactic2008Maestro
Vote and Die: Liszt for President2008Joe Nightingale
Mama's Boy2007Seymour Warburton
The Holiday2006Arthur
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2006TV SeriesEli Weinraub
The Hoax2006Noah Dietrich
Stroker and Hoop2005TV SeriesNarrator
A Taste of Jupiter2005Arturo
Character Studies2005TV SeriesHost
The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation2005ShortFather (voice)
Testimony of the Human Spirit2004VideoNarrator
The Easter Egg Adventure2004Narrator (voice)
King of the Corner2004Sol Spivak
Whoopi2004TV SeriesNorman
The Root2003/I
Mystic River2003Mr. Loonie - Liquor Store Owner (uncredited)
ER2003TV SeriesMr. Langston
Veritas: The Quest2003TV SeriesRabbi
Advice and Dissent2002ShortThe Rebbe
American Experience1992-2002TV Series documentaryVoice-overs / George McKinstry
The Job2002TV SeriesMr. Weiss
Monday Night Mayhem2002TV MovieLeonard Goldenson
100 Centre Street2001TV SeriesJoe Franlangelo
Keeping the Faith2000Rabbi Ben Lewis
The Bookfair Murders2000TV MovieErich Schmidt
Uninvited1999Alan Strasser
Naked City: Justice with a Bullet1998TV MovieDeluca
The Devil's Twilight1998ShortBrooklyn Shopkeeper
The Associate1996Donald Fallon
Larry's Visit1996Short
Two Much1996Sheldon
O. Henry's Christmas1996TV MovieBehrman (segment "The Last Leaf")
Honey Sweet Love...1994Don Siro
Vendetta II: The New Mafia1993TV MovieFrank Latella
Tribeca1993TV SeriesJoe
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Poems1992Video
Lincoln1992TV MovieWilliam Crook (voice)
Night and the City1992Peck
Teamster Boss: The Jackie Presser Story1992TV MovieBill Presser
Law & Order1992TV SeriesSimon Vilanis
Mistress1992George Lieberhof
Legacy of Lies1992TV MovieMoses Resnick
Article 991992Sam Abrams
Nonesense and Lullabyes: Nursery Rhymes1992Video
L.A. Law1991TV SeriesJudge Adam Biel
The Godfather: Part III1990Don Altobello
The Two Jakes1990Cotton Weinberger
Vendetta: Secrets of a Mafia Bride1990TV Mini-SeriesFrank Latella
CBS Schoolbreak Special1989TV SeriesIra Abrams
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1988TV SeriesYosef Kandinsky
Murder, She Wrote1988TV SeriesSalvatore Gambini
Nuts1987Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
Screen Two1987TV SeriesYacov
Highway to Heaven1986-1987TV SeriesGene Malloy / Timothy Charles
Worlds Beyond1987TV SeriesCharles Burgess
Something in Common1986TV MovieNorman Voss
Tough Guys1986Leon B. Little
American Playhouse1986TV SeriesMr. Prince
Our Family Honor1985-1986TV SeriesVincent Danzig
Murder: By Reason of Insanity1985TV MovieDr. Huffman
Embassy1985TV MovieJoe Verga
Christopher Columbus1985TV Mini-SeriesFather Hernando De Talavera
Sam's Son1984Sam Orowitz
Anatomy of an Illness1984TV MovieDr. William Hitzig
The Executioner's Song1982TV MovieUncle Vern Damico
The Wall1982TV MovieMauritzi Apt
Skokie1981TV MovieBert Silverman
Tales of the Unexpected1981TV SeriesGerry Williams
The Pride of Jesse Hallam1981TV MovieSal Galucci
The Salamander1981General Leporello
Fugitive Family1980TV MovieOlan Vacio
The Hunter1980Ritchie Blumenthal
Guri1979
Winter Kills1979Joe Diamond
Firepower1979Sal Hyman
The Pirate1978TV MovieBen Ezra
Movie Movie1978Vince Marlow / Pop
Little Italy1978Gerolamo Giarra (as Ely Wallach)
Girlfriends1978Rabbi Gold
Circle of Iron1978Man-in-Oil
The Deep1977Adam Coffin
The Domino Principle1977General Reser
Nasty Habits1977Monsignor
The Sentinel1977Detective Gatz
Seventh Avenue1977TV Mini-SeriesGus Farber
E tanta paura1976Peter Struwwel
Independence1976ShortBenjamin Franklin
20 Shades of Pink1976TV Movie
Attenti al buffone1975Cesare
Kojak1975TV SeriesLee Curtin
Shoot First... Ask Questions Later1975Sheriff Edward 'Black Jack' Gideon
Houston, We've Got a Problem1974TV MovieNarrator, off-screen
Crazy Joe1974Don Vittorio
Great Mysteries1974TV SeriesFuzzy
Indict and Convict1974TV MovieDeWitt Foster
Cinderella Liberty1973Lynn Forshay
Stateline Motel1973Joe
A Cold Night's Death1973TV MovieFrank Enari
Don't Turn the Other Cheek1971Max Lozoya (as Ely Wallach)
The Typists1971TV MoviePaul Cunningham
Romansa konjokradice1971Kifke
Great Performances1971TV SeriesLeo
The Young Lawyers1971TV SeriesJames Johnson Scott
The People Next Door1970Arthur Mason
The Angel Levine1970Delicatessen Clerk
The Adventures of Gerard1970Napoleon Bonaparte
Zig Zag1970Mario Gambretti
The Reason Why1970ShortCharles
Mackenna's Gold1969Ben Baker
The Brain1969Frankie Scannapieco
Ace High1968Cacopoulos
A Lovely Way to Die1968Tennessee Fredericks
How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life1968Harry Hunter
CBS Playhouse1967TV SeriesDouglas Lambert
The Tiger Makes Out1967Ben Harris
Batman1967TV SeriesMr. Freeze
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1966Tuco
How to Steal a Million1966Davis Leland
The Poppy Is Also a Flower1966'Happy' Locarno
Genghis Khan1965The Shah of Khwarezm
Lord Jim1965The General
Kisses for My President1964Raphael Valdez Jr.
The Moon-Spinners1964Stratos
Look Up and Live1961-1964TV SeriesNarrator / Explanation
Act One1963Warren Stone
The Victors1963Sgt. Joe Craig
How the West Was Won1962Charlie Gant
The Dick Powell Theatre1962TV SeriesManny Jacobs
Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man1962John
Naked City1960-1962TV SeriesGeorgie / Detective Peter Bane
Outlaws1962TV SeriesSheriff Ned Danvers
The Misfits1961Guido
The Magnificent Seven1960Calvera
The Robert Herridge Theater1960TV Series
Seven Thieves1960Poncho
Play of the Week1960TV SeriesJohnny Horton
Goodyear Theatre1960TV SeriesJoseph Lanowski
Lullaby1960TV MovieJohnny Horton
Sunday Showcase1960TV SeriesAlfred Eisenstaedt
Playhouse 901958-1959TV SeriesRafael / Poskrebyshev
The Gift of the Magi1958TV MovieNarrator
Shirley Temple's Storybook1958TV SeriesSimon
Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse1958TV SeriesRaymond Perez
Suspicion1958TV Series
Where Is Thy Brother?1958TV MovieDan
The Lineup1958Dancer
Climax!1958TV SeriesAlbert Anastasia
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1957TV SeriesGeorge Simon
The Seven Lively Arts1957TV SeriesAd Francis
Studio One in Hollywood1952-1957TV SeriesPeter Hendon
The Lark1957TV MovieDauphin
Baby Doll1956Silva Vacarro
The Kaiser Aluminum Hour1956TV SeriesCristof
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1949-1955TV SeriesNacho
Ponds Theater1954TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse1954TV Series
The Web1952TV Series
Danger1952TV SeriesJoe
Armstrong Circle Theatre1952TV Series
Lights Out1951TV Series

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frog2015/IShort executive producer
The Tiger Makes Out1967producer - uncredited

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rita2003TV Movie documentary archive source

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri2006Documentary special thanks
American Masters2000TV Series documentary thanks - 1 episode
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters1994TV Movie documentary special thanks
My Birthday Cake1991Short dedicatee
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentary thanks
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly1966special thanks - 2003 extended English-language version

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The ABC All-Star Spectacular1985TV MovieHimself - Actor
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1984TV MovieHimself
Live from Lincoln Center1980TV SeriesHimself
Captain Kangaroo1978TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1977TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1974-1977TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The Lynne Gordon Show1977TV SeriesHimself
The Dream Factory1975DocumentaryHimself / Narrator
L'chaim: To Life1974DocumentaryNarrator
The David Frost Show1969-1972TV SeriesHimself
Actor's Choice1970TV SeriesHimself - Performer
You're Putting Me On1969TV SeriesHimself
Laugh-In1969TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Joan Rivers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
Personality1968TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Tony Awards1968TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
The Match Game1968TV SeriesHimself - Team Captain
The Merv Griffin Show1963-1968TV SeriesHimself
The Joey Bishop Show1967TV SeriesHimself
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1967TV SeriesHimself - Audience Bow / Himself
Gypsy1967TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1965TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
ABC's Nightlife1965TV SeriesHimself
The 19th Annual Tony Awards1965TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
What's My Line?1965TV SeriesHimself - Mystery Guest
Tempo1964TV SeriesHimself - Adam
To Tell the Truth1963TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Stump the Stars1963TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panelist
The David Susskind Show1963TV SeriesHimself
Here's Hollywood1962TV SeriesHimself
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1961-1962TV SeriesHimself
Directions1961TV SeriesHimself
The Arthur Murray Party1957TV SeriesHimself
What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane?2017Documentary filmingHimself
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Method or Madness?Documentary filmingHimself
The Needs of Kim StanleyDocumentary post-productionHimself
Greenwich Village: The Times They Are a-Changin'2016ShortHimself
The Roosevelts: An Intimate History2014TV Series documentary
Showing Up2014DocumentaryHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Honorary Award Recipient
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Just Laugh!2010DocumentaryHimself
The National Parks: America's Best Idea2009TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
Ahead of Time: The Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber2009DocumentaryMordechai Rossman (voice)
In the Name of Democracy: America's Conscience, a Soldier's Sacrifice,2009DocumentaryNarrator
The War2007TV Mini-Series documentaryReader
Constantine's Sword2007DocumentaryPiero Terracina (voice)
Brando2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Real James Dean2006Video documentaryHimself
Baby Doll: See No Evil2006Video shortHimself
Life Is a Dream in Cinema: Pola Negri2006DocumentaryHimself
Denn sie kennen kein Erbarmen - Der Italowestern2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hollywood Greats2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Sergio Leone: The Way I See Things2006DocumentaryHimself
The Linen Book: Lost Images from 'The Magnificent Seven'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool2005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Interviewee
American Masters1990-2005TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Actor
Imagine2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson2004DocumentaryOther Voices (voice)
Leone's West2004Video documentary shortHimself
Reconstructing 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'2004Video documentary shortHimself
The Leone Style2004Video documentary shortHimself
Bud Greenspan's Reflections2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Time Machine: When Cowboys Were King2003TV Movie documentaryHimself / Narrator
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip2003TV Movie documentaryOther Voices (voice)
Rita2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Movie Stars2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There2003DocumentaryHimself
Great Performances2002TV SeriesHimself
I sogni nel mirino2002DocumentaryHimself
Broadway Legends2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Cinerama Adventure2002DocumentaryHimself
Film Genre2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The 100 Greatest Films2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
New York: A Documentary Film1999-2001TV Series documentary
Backstory2000TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven'2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jones Beach: An American Riviera1999DocumentaryNarrator
American Experience1991-1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio1998TV SeriesHimself
Biography1994-1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Gran premio internazionale della TV1997TV SeriesHimself - Winner
The Trial of Adolf Eichmann1997TV Movie documentaryDavid Ben-Gurion (voice)
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome1996DocumentaryHimself
James Dean: A Portrait1996TV Movie documentaryHimself
The West1996TV Series documentaryChalkey M. Beeson / Gen. Oliver O. Howard / Frank H. Mayer / ...
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actor in a Play
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Elia Kazan: A Director's Journey1995DocumentaryNarrator
The Way West1995TV Movie documentaryVoice
Yul Brynner: The Man Who Was King1995TV Movie documentaryHimself
It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein1994TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Reading Rainbow1994TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993-1994TV SeriesHimself - Conan Letters Reader / Himself
Baseball1994TV Mini-Series documentaryVarious / Himself
The Man Who Drew Bug-Eyed Monsters1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
All Aboard: Riding the Rails of American Film1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
Street Scenes: New York on Film1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1986-1990TV SeriesHimself
The Godfather Family: A Look Inside1990TV Movie documentaryHimself / Don Altobello
Terezín Diary1990DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Yidishe Gauchos1989Documentary shortNarrator
Hello Actors Studio1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
Working in the Theatre1983-1988TV Series documentaryHimself
Funny1988DocumentaryHimself
Hollywood Uncensored1987DocumentaryHimself
We the People 200: The Constitutional Gala1987TV MovieHimself - Performer
Spark Among the Ashes: A Bar Mitzvah in Poland1986DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Wogan1986TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mes Chers Contemporain2015TV SeriesHimself
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2015TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Edición Especial Coleccionista2013TV SeriesTuco
Love, Marilyn2012DocumentaryHimself
Il falso bugiardo2008Himself
60/902008TV SeriesSheldon Dodge
How the West Was Lost2008TV Movie documentaryCalvera Guido Tuco (uncredited)
Guns for Christmas 32007ShortTuco
Ennio Morricone1995TV Movie documentary
The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-19801992VideoDon Altobello
Hollywood Remembers Marilyn Monroe1989Video documentary short
John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick1988DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Ed Sullivan Show1970TV SeriesHimself - Singer
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1966TV SeriesStratos
The Legend of Marilyn Monroe1966DocumentaryActor 'The Misfits' (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Honorary AwardAcademy Awards, USA(13 Nov 2010) AMPAS Governors Awards: Given 'For a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters'.
2006Special Tribute AwardAlmería International Short Film Festival
2006Career Achievement AwardNational Board of Review, USA
2004Jury AwardNewport International Film Festival, Rhode IslandBest ActorKing of the Corner (2004)
2002Sergio Leone AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2001Golden BootGolden Boot Awards
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a DramaPoppies Are Also Flowers (1966)
1957BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsMost Promising Newcomer to FilmBaby Doll (1956)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesNurse Jackie (2009)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
2001GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Spoken Word Album· Gerry Bamman
· Robert Bella
· Claire Bloom
· Lindsay Crouse
· Ossie Davis
· Ruby Dee
· Brian Dennehy
· Denise Dumont
· Jill Gascoine
· Amy Irving
· Anne Jackson
· Jordan Lage
· Brian Stokes Mitchell
· Alfred Molina
· Al Pacino
· Natasha Richardson
· Patrick Stewart
· Allyson Tucker
· Kathleen Turner (also producer)
· Fritz Weaver
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a SpecialSomething in Common (1986)
1968Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a DramaCBS Playhouse (1967)
1957Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Supporting ActorBaby Doll (1956)

TitleSalary
Genghis Khan (1965)$25,000 /week
Genghis Khan (1965)$25,000
The Lineup (1958)$50,000

#Fact
1"Time" magazine once referred to Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson as "the proletarian Lunts.".
2Made his Broadway debut in the service-oriented drama "Skydrift" directed by Roy Hargrave, who had coincidently directed Anne Jackson, Wallach's future wife, in her Broadway debut in "Signature" a few months earlier.
3Served five years in the Army Medical Corps during World War II eventually reaching the rank of major.
4Wallach played Sakini for a year in the London cast of "Teahouse of the August Moon." Among the aspiring young actors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts who worked backstage with scenery were Alan Bates, Peter O'Toole, and Albert Finney. Wallach later succeeded David Wayne in the part in the Broadway production.
5After failing the New York teachers' exam, Wallach got a scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse and spent two years there before graduating in 1940. Among his classmates were Gregory Peck, Lorne Greene, and Tony Randall.
6He grew up in the only Jewish family in an otherwise all-Italian neighborhood, and gained fame from starring in an Italian Western. Appropriately enough, the name "Wallach" derives from the same Old German root word for which the Polish name for Italy, Wlochy, comes from.
7He died from natural causes at his home in Manhattan, New York City.
8Was the reader of the audio-book of Stephen King's novel "Insomnia".
9Had appeared with his wife Anne Jackson in six films: The Tiger Makes Out (1967), How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life (1968), Zig Zag (1970), The Angel Levine (1970), Nasty Habits (1977) and Sam's Son (1984).
10He was friends with Walter Cronkite for over 70 years since they were both students at the University of Texas at Austin. Wallach was acknowledged at the Walter Cronkite memorial tribute at Lincoln Center and was in the audience.
11In an interview on "Fresh Air" (at station WHYY in Philadephia, Pennsylvania, broadcast nationally on National Public Radio), he explained to Terry Gross that he learned to ride horses at the University of Texas: He took care of the polo ponies. During the filming of the The Magnificent Seven (1960), each morning he would ride a few hours with his gang.
12Turned down the lead role of Harry Berlin in Luv (1967) that was eventually played by Jack Lemmon.
13One of his fellow students at Parsons New School for Social Research in New York was Marlon Brando.
14He had two hip replacements and had arthritis in his back.
15While attending the University of Texas, he acted in many student plays. In one, he performed with fellow students Ann Sheridan and Walter Cronkite.
16In his later years, he was blind in the left eye due to a stroke.
17There was no official theater department at the University of Texas when he attended, so he joined a student organization called The Curtain Club to put on plays. One of the other students involved was future Governor of Texas John Connally.
18He had five grandchildren.
19He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of captain.
20He had a brother and two sisters, all of whom became teachers.
21Had appeared with Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Steve McQueen in their final completed films: The Misfits (1961) (for both Monroe and Gable) and The Hunter (1980) respectively.
22He, his wife Anne Jackson and their daughter, Roberta Wallach, all made guest appearances in different episodes of Law & Order (1990).
23One of his best known roles was the lead bandit Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960). Although his character was eventually defeated in the film, Wallach outlived six of the other seven stars, as Robert Vaughn is the only one who is still alive as of 2014, in spite the fact that he was older than all of them.
24Had appeared with Steve McQueen in both McQueen's first major successful film (The Magnificent Seven (1960)) and in his last film (The Hunter (1980).
25Was named as "King of Brooklyn" at the Welcome Back to Brooklyn Festival in 1998. His wife Anne Jackson was named "Queen of Brooklyn" at the same festival.
26Father, with Anne Jackson, of son Peter Wallach, and daughters Katherine Wallach and Roberta Wallach.
27Is one of three actors to play the character of Mr. Freeze on Batman (1966) (The other two were George Sanders and Otto Preminger). He once said that he has received more fan mail for that role than for any other role he has ever done.
28Turned down the role in From Here to Eternity (1953) that won Frank Sinatra an Oscar.
29Was almost killed during the train scene in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966). He was asked by Sergio Leone to do the scene again, and he then replied: "I'll never do that again!".
30Received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1936.

#Quote
1[on directing in 1983] I simply don't have the temperament or the patience. I once tried to direct a play, and everyone emerged like me. A good director is like a nursemaid, a guide, a psychologist, a friend, one who leaves you room to stretch and grow. I don't have the patience for that, so I don't try. Dustin did it in a movie and directed a play of Murray's -- and did it very well. I find that I simply want to be an actor... not a businessman, not an entrepreneur, not a conglomerate... just an actor.
2John Huston was a superb master. He knew how to make good films. I did three things with him. One is called Independence (1976). It plays in Philadelphia, for free. It's been playing there for 25 years.
3I'd come out of the Army after five years as a medic. I was a medical administrator and we ran hospitals, and I was a Captain in the Army at the end, in 1945.
4So I wanted to show what I did with the money. So I got red silk shirts, beautiful hats, wonderful saddles, a great horse, and two gold teeth. So that was the way I did it.
5My wife says that stage acting is like being on a tightrope with no net, and being in the movies, there is a net - because you stop and go over it again. It's very technical and mechanical. On stage you're on your own.
6Well, I was getting a lot of money then, and I wasn't getting any Hollywood films, so I just did those. I'd always do a play in between. Whenever I ran low on funds, I'd always rush off to do a movie somewhere.
7Yes, I won the BAFTA. I thought the British were very intelligent.
8Well, I've maybe gotten 200 requests for interviews about Marilyn, and I just decided I'm gonna do my own.
9This country has a complex about age. It's unbelievable. If you're over thirty, you've had it in this country.
10I met my wife and, for the next ten years, we did no films at all. She did the first movie and then I did several after. My first movie was written by Tennessee Williams and directed by [Elia] Kazan and was called Baby Doll (1956).
11What is it in my makeup that makes me grab any offer and fly around the world? Will I ever be satisfied? Can't I ever just rest?
12The trouble with that movie is that you had to see Chinatown (1974) the day before you saw The Two Jakes (1990).
13One thing changes every evening: It's the audience, and I'm working my magic. I'm always learning from it.
14I've worked with wonderful actors like Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda.
15The big secret in acting is listening to people.
16I always wanted to tell stories and act.
17I was an original member of the Actors' Studio.
18I never dreamed I would do Westerns.
19I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
20I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper.
21Everyone thinks acting is easy. It's far from easy, but it's the most gratifying thing I do.
22And then the first was The Misfits (1961), which I enjoyed very much, with Marilyn and Gable.
23But I went to the University of Texas in the 30s, and while there I learned to ride. Mostly polo ponies.
24Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.
25And I did Batman (1966), too. I did Mr. Freeze. I get more mail for him than anything I've ever done.
26And that movie was underrated - Nuts (1987) - because it deals with a terrible subject, but It's very well done.
27I've never lost my appetite for acting; it's innovative and challenging.
28When I saw the movie, I said, "I wish I had heard the music. I would have ridden the horse differently.".
29When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk.
30But Clint [Eastwood] I love, because Clint was my mentor. I knew nothing about making an Italian movie.
31I've learned that life is very tricky business: Each person needs to find what they want to do in life and not be dissuaded when people question them.
32Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you've got a pretty neck.
33I never lost my appetite for acting.
34Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain - there is no curtain in this play; the lights go down and go up - and we start. And I live this character for two hours. There are only two of us in the play. And It's a complete experience.
35I was at the premiere of The Holiday (2006), a movie I did with Kate Winslet. Surrounded by all these beautiful young women. And after they left, [wife Anne Jackson] comes up and says to me, "Honestly, I don't know what they see in you.".
36The subtitle [of his memoir "The Good, the Bad and Me"] is "In My Anecdotage". Bill Clinton asked me if he could use it, and I said, "You sold two million copies of your book. How dare you try to steal my subtitle!".

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