Gender
Male
Born
Dec 07, 1915
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died
Jun 24, 2014
New York, New York, USA
Performer
Relations
Father of
Roberta Wallach
Husband of
Anne Jackson (1948 - his death)
Comments
Biography: Eli Herschel Wallach was born on December 7, 1915 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York to Abraham and Bertha Wallach. He studied at the University of Texas at Austin, and then earned a master's degree in education at City College. He studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse and then served in the Medical Corps during World War II. He became a founding member of the Actors Studio after the war. He married actress Anne Jackson, and they often acted together. His children are Katherine, Peter, and Roberta Wallach.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "The Magnificent Seven," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Mystic River," "The Ghost Writer," "The Godfather: Part III," "The Holiday," and "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps." Television credits include: "ER," "Murder, She Wrote," "Batman," "Nurse Jackie," "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," "To Tell the Truth," "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," Highway to Heaven," and "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip."

Other Awards: Honorary Oscar "For a lifetime's worth of indelible screen characters" in 2011. Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama for "Poppies Are Also Flowers" in 1967.

Trivia:
He released his autobiography, "The Good, The Bad And Me: In My Anecdotage," in 2005.
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on June 27, 2014.
  • CREDITS
    The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Noah]
    PlayDramaRevival
    The Price (Jun 10, 1992 - Jul 19, 1992)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Gregory Solomon]
    PlayDramaRevival
    Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [David Cole]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Twice Around the Park (Nov 04, 1982 - Feb 20, 1983)
    • A Need for Brussels Sprouts
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Leon Rose]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    • A Need for Less Expertise
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Gus Frazier]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Saturday Sunday Monday (Nov 21, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Peppino]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    The Waltz of the Toreadors (Sep 13, 1973 - Nov 25, 1973)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [General St. Pé]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Promenade, All! (Apr 16, 1972 - May 27, 1972)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ollie H (1895), Ollie H (1920), Wesley (1945), Wesley (Approximately Now)]
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Staircase (Jan 10, 1968 - Mar 02, 1968)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Charles Dyer]
    PlayOriginal
    Luv (Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach
      • Milt Manville - (Oct 16, 1964 - Feb 26, 1966)
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Rhinoceros (Jan 09, 1961 - Aug 05, 1961)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Berrenger]
    PlayOriginal
    The Cold Wind and the Warm (Dec 08, 1958 - Mar 21, 1959)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Willie]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Chairs and The Lesson (Jan 09, 1958 - Jan 26, 1958)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Old Man]
    PlayFarce TragedyOriginal
    Major Barbara (Oct 30, 1956 - May 18, 1957)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Bill Walker]
    PlayComedyRevival
    Mademoiselle Colombe (Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954)
    • Also Starring: Eli Wallach [Julien]
    PlayOriginal
    The Teahouse of the August Moon (Oct 15, 1953 - Mar 24, 1956)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach
      • Sakini - Replacement (? - Nov 19, 1955)
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Camino Real (Mar 17, 1953 - May 09, 1953)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Kilroy]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Rose Tattoo (Feb 03, 1951 - Oct 27, 1951)
    • Starring: Eli Wallach [Alvaro Mangiacavallo]
    PlayDramaOriginal
    The Lady from the Sea (Aug 07, 1950 - Aug 19, 1950)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ballested]
    PlayDramaRevival
    Mister Roberts (Feb 18, 1948 - Jan 06, 1951)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach
      • Stefanowski - Replacement
    PlayOriginal
    Antony and Cleopatra (Nov 26, 1947 - Mar 13, 1948)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach
      • Diomedes -
      • Messenger - Replacement
    PlayTragedyRevival
    Alice in Wonderland (Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Duck, Two of Spades, Other Voice]
    PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
    Yellow Jack (Feb 27, 1947 - Mar 15, 1947)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Busch]
    PlayDrama HistoryRevival
    A Pound on Demand / Androcles and the Lion (Dec 19, 1946 - Feb 22, 1947)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Spintho]
    PlayComedyRevival
    What Every Woman Knows (Nov 08, 1946 - Feb 15, 1947)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ensemble]
    PlayComedyRevival
    King Henry VIII (Nov 06, 1946 - Feb 21, 1947)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Cromwell]
    PlayHistoryRevival
    Skydrift (Nov 13, 1945 - Nov 17, 1945)
    • Performer: Eli Wallach [Crew Chief]
    PlayOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Featured Actor in a Play

    1951 | Winner  | The Rose Tattoo
    Starring: Eli Wallach

    Drama Desk Award

     

    Outstanding Actor in a Play

    1998 | Nominee
    Eli Wallach (for "Visiting Mr. Green")
     

    Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

    1993 | Nominee  | The Price
    Starring: Eli Wallach

    Theatre World

    Award

    1951 | Recipient  | The Rose Tattoo
    Starring: Eli Wallach
The Flowering Peach (Mar 20, 1994 - Apr 24, 1994)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Noah]
PlayDramaRevival
The Price (Jun 10, 1992 - Jul 19, 1992)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Gregory Solomon]
PlayDramaRevival
Cafe Crown (Feb 18, 1989 - Mar 26, 1989)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [David Cole]
PlayComedyRevival
Twice Around the Park (Nov 04, 1982 - Feb 20, 1983)
  • A Need for Brussels Sprouts
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Leon Rose]
PlayComedyOriginal
  • A Need for Less Expertise
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Gus Frazier]
PlayComedyOriginal
Saturday Sunday Monday (Nov 21, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Peppino]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Waltz of the Toreadors (Sep 13, 1973 - Nov 25, 1973)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [General St. Pé]
PlayComedyRevival
Promenade, All! (Apr 16, 1972 - May 27, 1972)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ollie H (1895), Ollie H (1920), Wesley (1945), Wesley (Approximately Now)]
PlayComedyOriginal
Staircase (Jan 10, 1968 - Mar 02, 1968)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Charles Dyer]
PlayOriginal
Luv (Nov 11, 1964 - Jan 07, 1967)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach
    • Milt Manville - (Oct 16, 1964 - Feb 26, 1966)
PlayComedyOriginal
Rhinoceros (Jan 09, 1961 - Aug 05, 1961)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Berrenger]
PlayOriginal
The Cold Wind and the Warm (Dec 08, 1958 - Mar 21, 1959)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Willie]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Chairs and The Lesson (Jan 09, 1958 - Jan 26, 1958)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Old Man]
PlayFarce TragedyOriginal
Major Barbara (Oct 30, 1956 - May 18, 1957)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Bill Walker]
PlayComedyRevival
Mademoiselle Colombe (Jan 06, 1954 - Feb 27, 1954)
  • Also Starring: Eli Wallach [Julien]
PlayOriginal
The Teahouse of the August Moon (Oct 15, 1953 - Mar 24, 1956)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach
    • Sakini - Replacement (? - Nov 19, 1955)
PlayComedyOriginal
Camino Real (Mar 17, 1953 - May 09, 1953)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Kilroy]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Rose Tattoo (Feb 03, 1951 - Oct 27, 1951)
  • Starring: Eli Wallach [Alvaro Mangiacavallo]
PlayDramaOriginal
The Lady from the Sea (Aug 07, 1950 - Aug 19, 1950)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ballested]
PlayDramaRevival
Mister Roberts (Feb 18, 1948 - Jan 06, 1951)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach
    • Stefanowski - Replacement
PlayOriginal
Antony and Cleopatra (Nov 26, 1947 - Mar 13, 1948)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach
    • Diomedes -
    • Messenger - Replacement
PlayTragedyRevival
Alice in Wonderland (Apr 05, 1947 - Jun 28, 1947)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Duck, Two of Spades, Other Voice]
PlayFantasy Play with musicRevival
Yellow Jack (Feb 27, 1947 - Mar 15, 1947)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Busch]
PlayDrama HistoryRevival
A Pound on Demand / Androcles and the Lion (Dec 19, 1946 - Feb 22, 1947)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Spintho]
PlayComedyRevival
What Every Woman Knows (Nov 08, 1946 - Feb 15, 1947)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Ensemble]
PlayComedyRevival
King Henry VIII (Nov 06, 1946 - Feb 21, 1947)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Cromwell]
PlayHistoryRevival
Skydrift (Nov 13, 1945 - Nov 17, 1945)
  • Performer: Eli Wallach [Crew Chief]
PlayOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Featured Actor in a Play

1951 | Winner  | The Rose Tattoo
Starring: Eli Wallach

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Play

1998 | Nominee
Eli Wallach (for "Visiting Mr. Green")
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play

1993 | Nominee  | The Price
Starring: Eli Wallach

Theatre World

Award

1951 | Recipient  | The Rose Tattoo
Starring: Eli Wallach

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