Eli Wallach Dies

GRAMMY-nominated actor dies at 98
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June 25, 2014 -- 10:43 am PDT

GRAMMY-nominated actor Eli Wallach died June 24 in New York. A cause of death has not been revealed. He was 98. A veteran stage, screen and television actor, Wallach got his start on Broadway, performing in such productions as "Camino Real" and "The Rose Tattoo," the latter of which garnered him a Tony Award in 1951 for Best Actor, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic). Wallach later gained recognition for starring in films, including The Misfits (1961), How To Steal A Million (1966), and the classic Westerns The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Good, The Band, And The Ugly (1966). More recently, he starred in The Holiday (2006), Tickling Leo (2009) and The Ghost (2010), among other films. Wallach earned a GRAMMY nomination in 1974 for Best Recording For Children for Eli Wallach Reads Isaac Bashevis Singer. In 2010 he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement.

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