Actor Eli Wallach passed away on Tuesday at the age of 98.
According to his son Peter, “The Magnificent Seven” actor died at his home in Manhattan due to natural causes. He went on to say, “The best way to honor him is to put on one of his movies. Put on ‘Baby Doll’ or “Magnificent Seven.” Those live forever.”
The legendary actor started out as an Army medic in World War II before going on to make his Broadway debut in 1945. His amazing performance as Alvaro in “The Rose Tattoo” earned him a Tony Award in 1951.
Wallach went on to make his big screen debut just five years later in “Baby Doll” and garnered more than 150 film and television credits since. In 2010 he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement and was described as “the quintessential chameleon, effortlessly inhabiting a wide range of characters, while putting his inimitable stamp on every role.”
“The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” actor never slowed down. He continued bringing his talent to the big screen, even starring in “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” at the age of 94.
There is no doubt Wallach will be immensely missed. He leaves behind his wife of 66 years, actress Anne Jackson, three children and many grandchildren.