Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eli Wallach Has Died

Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation’s most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died on Tuesday. He was 98.

42 comments:

sugarbread maker said...

Ok sandybrook..In memoriam you go..

Tongue N. Cheek said...

Who?
I'm kidding, sandy, I'm kidding.

auntliddy said...

Rip. He was always good in any role.

Violet said...

A life well lived.

Sandy - your turn...

sandybrook said...

Thank you. RIP Eli. Another performer from my neighborhoos and high school. Could play anything and do anything (but I never heard him sing).

sugarbread maker said...

They just grabbed my trash. .what are the odds..book ended by both rips are the trash men.

TalksTooMuch said...

98, holy cow! RIP, what a fantastic talent

WareCat said...

Are u happy now, sandy?

sandybrook said...

Star of stage screen and televsion
Founded The Actor's Studio.
A true New Yorker all the way!

FSP said...

RIP Eli

WritergirlinLa said...

RIP. very prolific actor indeed. He will be missed. A life well lived.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I guess Enty woke up late and his shaking fingers couldn't change the lineup.
RIP Eli, By aiding in establishing the Actor's Studio, you influenced generations of actors.
Thank You..

Tongue N. Cheek said...

The guy was in The Godfather for crying out loud. Can't be much more iconic than that.
RIP

Paint Chips said...

Nice career, nice life.

Sass71 said...

He was in The Magnificent Seven; one of the best films ever.

Renoblondee said...

Very long life. He lived it well.

OneEyeCharlie said...

Now I have that theme song bouncing through my head, Sass.

surfer said...

What a terrific actor - he will be missed. Loved him in Holiday.

Sherry said...

Married to Anne Jackson who was no slouch in the acting dept either. An Icon in the acting world, truly.
He was in something in the last 5 yrs I believe. Very frail but always an amazing actor.

fancyscreenname said...

Enties...

No offence but how about a lil more meat on the bone whilst writing about the dearly departed. SURE we could Google, but why not list a few of the actors films etc. its more respectful than "HE DIED...HE WAS AN ACTOR, SO MOURN...THERE...I MENTIONED HIM." kinda comes off like that.

SHEESH...Rip Eli

discoflux said...

He was so awesome in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and The Magnificent Seven.

Thanks for all the great work! RIP.

Cocoa said...

^^^^ What she said! Well put, Fancy.

Glitter said...

Didn't need to Google Eli Wallach. I just saw him in The Misfits.

Laninna said...

Farewell, Tuco. I so loved your character.

trudi said...

Loved him in "The Misfits" and "Baby Doll".
What a career.

Topper Madison said...

I suspect I'm one of the few who first thinks of his hilarious performance as Davis Leland in "How to Steal a Million." (1966)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPStHOzjQWU

Clark St. said...

Just remember, that Elmer Bernstein, who wrote that theme, also wrote the music for the second worst movie of all time, the unforgettable, Robot Monster!

me said...

Oh I so loved him on The Holiday... With Jude Law and Cameron Diaz.

Cindy said...

If you haven't seen him in The Holiday you missed one of his cutest performances. He wasn't really known as a comedic actor, but he certainly pulled it off in this movie.

RIP -- one of my favorites.

Brenda L said...

Stars always have so much crap on their walls.....

Wee S said...

Oh I loved him in The Holiday, what a wee doll! Sad times.

studio gulag -- said...

Check him out in Don Siegel's The Lineup (1958). Great actor.

D Brown said...

Married, apparently happily, for 65 years to Anne Jackson. Most actors only reach that number by adding up all their wives.

Topper M - I also loved him in How To Steal a Million. So there are at least two of us out there.

RIP

Penelope said...

Just watched EW as the (hot!) and sleazy ranch owner who tries to seduce the virgin in "Baby Doll."

He was good in everything he ever did. RIP.

lucy said...

It warms my heart when an announcement of this nature truly reflects the timely ending of a life well-lived. With all of the celebrities who can't treat another human being decently, battle demons, squander their talents,...it is refreshing to know that Eli Wallach knew how to count his blessings. He has left a legacy both on screen and off and is one of the few people who has left his world better than he found it.

Sherry said...

Lucy...Very eloquently said. Bravo.

crila16 said...

Last movie I remember him in was The Holiday. RIP Eli.

AJ said...

Awe :-/
RIP Eli.

biteme said...

Loved him in The Holiday also. RIP!

8=====D aka Lil Tool. KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

RIP Ugly.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Godspeed

lucy said...

Awww. Thanks Sherry!