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ELI WALLACH (Julie Steinhardt) has enjoyed a career that has spanned seven decades, amassing awards, critical kudos and a number of classic films and plays.

After earning his MA from the City College of New York, Wallach received a scholarship to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. He acted in minor roles before serving in the army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II. After he left the service, Wallach made his Broadway debut in "Skydrift,” in 1945. He was one of the earliest members of the Actor's Studio and spent two seasons with the American Repertory Theater before landing starring roles on Broadway in Tennessee Williams' "The Rose Tattoo,” for which he won the Tony® Award, and "Camino Real.” In the 1950s, he emerged as one of the theater's most respected actors. Among his stage credits are Eugene Ionesco's "Rhinoceros,” the double bill "The Tiger” and "The Typist” with his wife Anne Jackson, "The Waltz of the Toreadors” and "Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.” In the late 1990s, Wallach enjoyed success in the Off-Broadway hit "Visiting Mr. Green.”

Beginning in the late 1940s, Wallach started appearing on the small screen in such shows as "The Lark,” "Skokie,” "Anatomy of an Illness,” "Legacy of Lies” and the series "Our Family Honor,” as the patriarch of a mob family. On the big screen, Wallach came to prominence in the controversial "Baby Doll.” He went on to memorable roles in "The Magnificent Seven,” "The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” and "The Misfits.” His many movies include "Nuts,” "Tough Guys,” "The Godfather II,” "Lord Jim,” "The Moon-Spinners,” "How to Steal a Million,” "The Brain,” "The Deep,” "Cinderella Liberty,” "Movie, Movie,” "The Hunter,” "Girlfriends,” "Sam's Son,” "The Two Jakes,” "Article 99,” "Hollywood Mistress” and "The Night and the City.” r />

In the 1990s Wallach lent his voice to narrations on such acclaimed series as ”The Donner Party,” Ken Burns' "Baseball” and "The West,” and also took film roles in "The Associate,” "Keeping the Faith,” and Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River.” His most recent films include "The Holiday,” "The Hoax,” "Mama's Boy,” "Tickling Leo,” "New York, I Love You” and Roman Polanski's "The Ghost.” He has also recently appeared on TV in "Nurse Jackie” and written the book The Good, The Bad, and Me: In My Anecdotage.


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