Eli Wallach, Who Appeared In A Movie Or Two, Has Died At 98

Elli Wallach

Elli Wallach, right, and RECOiL writer/directory/actor Brian DiMaio, left, in a deleted scene of RECOiL where DiMaio’s character poison’s Wallach’s character with a jelly donut.

New York—Tony-Award-winning character actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday at his home. He was 98.

Best known for his role alongside Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone’s “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” Wallach also had roles in “The Magnificent Seven,” “Mystic River,” “RECOiL” and “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”

On television, Wallach appeared in such programs as “The Glass Menagerie,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Plot to Kill Stalin” and played Mr. Freeze in the classic “Batman” TV series. He won an Emmy Award for his supporting role as a drug dealer in “The Poppy Is Also a Flower” in 1966.

He won a Tony Award for his work in Broadway’s “The Rose Tattoo.”

He served in the Army during World War II.

He is survived by his wife Anne, their children Peter, Roberta and Katherine, five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

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