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Eli Wallach

Mostly Credited As: Eli Wallach
Sometimes Credited As: Ely Wallach

Birth Name: Eli Herschel Wallach
Date Of Birth: December 07, 1915 (Age 98)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York
Date Of Death: June 24, 2014
Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Eli Wallach


Eli Wallach was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 7, 1915. He attended The University of Texas at Austin and later earned a Masters from The City College of New York. During World War II, Wallach served as a Second Lieutenant in Casablanca and and later in France. Upon his return from the war, Wallach made his Broadway debut in 1945 and won his first Tony Award in 1951 for his role in The Rose Tattoo.

After an extensive theatre career, Wallach made his big-screen debut in Baby Doll in 1956, which gave way to a successful film career.

Recently, Wallach guest starred in "The Wrap Party" episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip as a former blacklisted writer, and had roles in 2006 films The Holiday and The Hoax. He is currently married to Anne Jackson and they have three children together: Peter, Katherine and Roberta.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Our Family Honor (1985)As: Vincent Danzig
The Pirate (1978)As: Ben Ezra
Seventh Avenue (1977)As: Gus Farber
Episode Cast Credits 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Winner: Academy Honorary Award 

Nurse Jackie (2009) 
  Chicken Soup 01x03: (Jun/22/2009) As Bernard Zimberg, [Special Guest Stars]

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006) 
  The Wrap Party 01x06: (Oct/23/2006) As Eli Winerowe, [Special Guest Stars]

Hollywood Greats (1977) 
  Marlon Brando 07x03: (Apr/18/2006) As Himself 

Stroker & Hoop (2005) 
  I Saw Stroker Killing Santa (a.k.a. A Cold, Dead, White Christmas) 01x10: (Dec/04/2005) Voiced  Narrator 

American Masters (1986) 
  James Dean: Sense Memories 18x01: (May/11/2005) As Himself 
  The Education of Gore Vidal 16x08: (Jul/30/2003) As Himself 
  The Lives of Lillian Hellman 12x05: (Jun/30/1999) Voiced  Narrator 
  Sanford Meisner: the Theater's Best Kept Secret 05x07: (Aug/27/1990) As Himself 

The Job (2001) 
  Betrayal 02x09: (Mar/20/2002) As Mr. Weiss 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Eli Wallach 04x03: (Sep/06/1998) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Donna Mills, Eli Wallach, Bug Lady 01x27: (Oct/19/1993) As Himself 

Law & Order (1990) 
  The Working Stiff 02x22: (May/14/1992) As Simon Vilanis 

L.A. Law (1986) 
  There Goes the Judge 05x20: (May/02/1991) As Judge Adam Biel 

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985) (1985) 
  Kadinsky's Vault 03x16: (Jun/25/1988) As Yosef Kandinsky 

Highway to Heaven (1984) 
  A Father's Faith 03x22: (Mar/04/1987) As Gene Malloy 
  To Bind the Wounds 02x18: (Feb/19/1986) As Tim Charles 

Tales of the Unexpected (1979) 
  Shatterproof 04x06: (May/10/1981) As Gerry Williams 

Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1974) 
  Compliments Of The Season 02x12: (Dec/11/1975) As Fuzzy 

Kojak (1973) (1973) 
  A Question of Answers (2) 03x02: (Sep/14/1975) As Lee Curtin 
  A Question of Answers (1) 03x01: (Sep/14/1975) As Lee Curtin 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1968) 
  Episode #46 03x06: (Oct/20/1969) As Himself 

CBS Playhouse (1966) 
  Dear Friends 01x04: (Dec/06/1967) As Doug Lambert 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 19th Annual Emmy Awards 19x01: (Jun/04/1967) As Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (for 'Poppies Are Also Flowers') 

Batman (1966) 
  The Duo Defy (2) 02x60: (Mar/30/1967) As Mr. Freeze (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]
  Ice Spy (1) 02x59: (Mar/29/1967) As Mr. Freeze (Special Guest Villain), [Special Guest Stars]

The Dick Powell Show (1961) 
  Tomorrow the Man 02x02: (Oct/02/1962) As Unknown 

Naked City (1958) 
  A Run for the Money 03x22: (Mar/14/1962) As George Manin, [Special Guest Stars]
  A Death of Princes 02x01: (Oct/12/1960) As Detective Bane, [Special Guest Stars]

Outlaws (1960) (1960) 
  A Bit of Glory 02x16: (Feb/01/1962) As Ned Danvers 

Playhouse 90 (1956) 
  For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part Two) 03x24: (Mar/19/1959) As Rafael 
  For Whom the Bell Tolls (Part One) 03x23: (Mar/12/1959) As Rafael 
  The Plot to Kill Stalin 03x01: (Sep/25/1958) As Poskrebyshev 

Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958) 
  My Father the Fool 01x05: (Nov/03/1958) As Raymond Perez 

Climax! (1954) 
  Albert Anastasia, His Life and Death 04x23: (Feb/27/1958) As Albert Anastasia 

Studio One (1948) 
  The Man Who Wasn't Himself 09x32: (May/20/1957) As Peter Hendon 
  Stan, the Killer 04x49: (Sep/01/1952) As Stan 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Lark 06x04: (Feb/10/1957) As The Dauphin 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Eli Wallach, Nat 'King' Cole 09x26: (Mar/18/1956) As Himself 

The Philco Television Playhouse (1948) 
  The Outsiders 08x02: (Sep/18/1955) As Nacho 
  Shadow of the Champ 07x14: (Mar/20/1955) As guest star 
  The Beautiful Bequest 02x15: (Dec/11/1949) As guest star 

Lights Out (1949) 
  Rappaccini's Daughter 04x05: (Sep/24/1951) As guest star 

Veritas: The Quest (2003) 
  Name of God 01x08: (Unaired) As Rabbi 
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Trivia

He and his wife, Anne Jackson, have been married since March 5, 1948, They have three children, Peter, Katherine and Roberta.

He has a brother and two sisters, all of whom became teachers.

He served for five years in the Army's Medical Administrative Corps during World War II, eventually attaining the rank of captain.

He has three grandsons.

His son, Peter Wallach, is a special effects director.

He attended the University of Texas in Austin. He graduated with a BA degree in 1936 and subsequently attended the City College of New York, planning to be a teacher.

He earned his master’s degree from the City College of New York in 1938 and received a scholarship to New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse.

While attending the University of Texas in Austin in the 1930s, he appeared in plays with Walter Cronkite and future Governor of Texas John Connally.

He is the subject of the song Eli Wallach, on the album "(Methods of Getting Rid of) Hiccups" by Australian singer/songwriter Darren Hanlon.

His performance as Alvaro Mangiacavallo in The Rose Tattoo opposite Maureen Stapleton as Serafina won him a Theare World Award and the 1951 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play.

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