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Tributes: Eli Wallach

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Eli Wallach's acting career spanned six decades. The Brooklyn native played everything from a Mexican bandit to a French general to a Mafia don on screen, but he really loved the theater. He won a Tony Award for his role in Tennessee Williams's "The Rose Tattoo."  He and his wife Anne Jackson appeared together on stage in many plays. He continued working well into his nineties with films like "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." He died recently at the age of 98 and you can hear his 2006 conversation with Leonard about his work in the film, "The Holiday."

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