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Eli Wallach dies at 98: his life in pictures

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Eli Wallach: the screen legend's life in pictures

Eli Wallach, whose huge list of credits includes The Magnificent Seven, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Holiday, has died at the age of 98.The US actor, whose career stretched across 60-plus years, was described as the "quintessential chameleon" for the vast range of characters he has portrayed when he was given an honorary Oscar a little over three years ago.Born in New York on December 7, 1915 to Polish Jewish immigrants,  Wallach graduated from the University of Texas and studied for his masters degree in New York before being bitten by the acting bug.One of the early students of method acting, he notched up 10 years as a stage actor, including Broadway success, before making his movie debut in 1956 in Baby Doll.His film career also included appearances The Godfather: Part III, How The West Was Won and Mystic River. Eli also enjoyed an extensive TV career, winning an Emmy for The Poppy is Also a Flower. He continued to draw acclaim for his stage work alongside his screen roles.He continued to appear on screen into his 90s, including a role in the 2010 film The Ghost Writer which starred Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan. Wallach’s remarkable career was littered with awards including Tonys, Baftas, Emmys and an Honorary Oscar. Look back at his career in pictures...
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