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Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
LA Times ^

Posted on 06/25/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by Perdogg

Eli Wallach, a veteran stage, screen and television actor who was closely identified with Tennessee Williams' plays on the New York stage but gained fame in Hollywood for a string of films in which he specialized in playing bandits, thieves, mafia dons and other criminals, has died. He was 98..

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1 posted on 06/25/2014 4:30:47 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Is Jim Carrey going to dance on his corpse to remain relevant?


2 posted on 06/25/2014 4:32:34 PM PDT by Viennacon (Rebuke the Repuke!)
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


3 posted on 06/25/2014 4:32:47 PM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

One of the greats. I will miss him. As will others if they aren’t complete dunces.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 4:33:32 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Perdogg

I guess he needs a stinkin’ coffin.

Was he a Roman Polanski pal? He was in “GHost Writer.”


5 posted on 06/25/2014 4:33:32 PM PDT by rey
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To: Perdogg

RIP TUCO.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 4:34:06 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: Perdogg

Don’t talk shoot.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 4:35:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Perdogg

Many FReepers will probably have the same legacy, as an obituary, I suspect.

I.e., bandits, thieves, mafia dons and other criminals ...

Proudly !!!


8 posted on 06/25/2014 4:35:49 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Perdogg

I could have sworn an overweight Eli Wallach was the Sheik in Taken 1, but I guess not.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 4:38:50 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Perdogg

“Hey blondey, there’s two kinds of people in this world...” (RIP Tuco)


10 posted on 06/25/2014 4:39:21 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Perdogg

RIP He was one of the best.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 4:40:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Perdogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZXlhSgq7us&feature=kp


12 posted on 06/25/2014 4:41:04 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: laplata

Damn I was looking for my copy of TGTBATU the other day and couldn’t find it! Settled for Once Upon a Time in the West instead. RIP Tuco, indeed!


13 posted on 06/25/2014 4:42:16 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Perdogg

He will definitely be missed........especially considering the quality of most actors these days. Was terrified of him in the Moonspinners when I was young. He played a really sweet part in The Holiday a few years ago. RIP, Mr Wallach. You are one of the greats!


14 posted on 06/25/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: Perdogg

So long, Eli! Thanks for being so great in so many Westerns!


15 posted on 06/25/2014 4:43:19 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Perdogg

I always liked him. He kind of reminded me of my father in law. (FIL was a real nice guy though, not a mobster.)


16 posted on 06/25/2014 4:47:11 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: cld51860

I hope you find your TGTBATU. That’s one of those movies that is always fun to see again.

Yes, RIP, Tuco. Blondie will miss you, too.


17 posted on 06/25/2014 4:54:41 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Perdogg

Prayers up... RIP


18 posted on 06/25/2014 4:55:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Perdogg

Eli, rest in peace! One of the last great western actors. There is one less of the greats.


19 posted on 06/25/2014 4:58:50 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: Perdogg

Also: his role of “Man in Oil” from “Circle of Iron”. Okay maybe not his very best. Pretty good in “Baby Doll” though.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 5:11:58 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Perdogg

He was also in The Misfits. I consider that a Western.


21 posted on 06/25/2014 5:20:28 PM PDT by HandyDandy (Started out with Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff....)
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To: Perdogg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IBC9D1wfbc

I love the Magnificent Seven sound track. How many of the seven are still alive? RIP Eli Wallach.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 5:20:56 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Perdogg

Eli Wallach was great in The Magnificent Seven, as well as his most well known role “Tuco (The Ugly)” in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

He will be missed!


23 posted on 06/25/2014 5:20:58 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Red Steel

If you’re going to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 5:26:17 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: Perdogg

He was also great as the villain to Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster in “Tough Guys”.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 5:30:56 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Perdogg

Two-Co's...

lol - I crack me up sometimes...

26 posted on 06/25/2014 5:32:06 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Perdogg
Just a couple weeks ago I had a dream in which Eli Wallach appeared. Hm.

Now that the Old Man is dead, the Deluge can begin.

27 posted on 06/25/2014 5:33:02 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Throne and Altar! [In Jerusalem!!!])
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To: Perdogg

I can’t believe he was 98 years old. Wow.

Great actor.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 5:37:01 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: Perdogg
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RIP Eli. You were great! Prayers up.

29 posted on 06/25/2014 5:40:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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To: forgotten man

Only Robert Vaughn is still alive.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 5:41:44 PM PDT by xp38
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Aaaah gee-—Lee Van Cleef still hypnotizes me.

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31 posted on 06/25/2014 5:46:18 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Perdogg

I always remember him as the Mexican bandido in “The Magnificent Seven.”


32 posted on 06/25/2014 6:09:39 PM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: Mears

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly—the most enjoyable Western ever made.

I love the scene where he “buys” the gun from the shopkeeper.


33 posted on 06/25/2014 6:10:18 PM PDT by TheConservator ("I spent my life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless, but not men.")
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To: Perdogg

RIP, Eli Wallach. You were an amazingly talented actor and will be missed.


34 posted on 06/25/2014 6:19:33 PM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: Perdogg

Great actor. Loved his work.


35 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:16 PM PDT by grom
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The showdown. To the ecstasy of gold. D@mn what a great movie.


36 posted on 06/25/2014 7:35:17 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: forgotten man
Ahhh yes The Magnificent Seven...one if my favs...*You came back?* RIP Mr Wallach.
37 posted on 06/25/2014 10:08:30 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: TheConservator
I love the scene where he “buys” the gun from the shopkeeper

I like the scene where he is offered tobacco by Lee Van Cleef(?) at that Union prison. I like the prison western orchestra, playing in the background.

38 posted on 06/26/2014 2:18:48 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: forgotten man
How many of the seven are still alive?

Robert Vaughn is the only surviving member of the original seven.

39 posted on 06/26/2014 4:04:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
I can’t believe he was 98 years old.

Clint is 84 now....

40 posted on 06/26/2014 4:05:41 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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