Eli Wallach

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Eli Wallach from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

Wallach was born in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin 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 controversial 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.

Trivia

  • Although his The Magnificent Seven character (Calvera) and the rest of his bandits are eventually defeated in that film, he has ironically outlived all of the seven stars, except for Robert Vaughn who is still alive as of 2005, despite being older than all of them besides Yul Brynner.

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