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Happy Birthday To Pound Ridge’s Eli Wallach

Eli Herschel Wallach, turns 98 on Saturday.
Eli Herschel Wallach, turns 98 on Saturday. Photo Credit:

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. -- Happy Birthday to Pound Ridge’s Eli Wallach!

Eli Herschel Wallach, who resides in Pound Ridge turns 98 on Saturday.

Wallach, a film, television and stage actor, whose career has spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s, was born Dec. 7, 1915, in Brooklyn, New York.

For his performance as Silva Vacarro in "Baby Doll," he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. Among his most famous roles are Calvera in :The Magnificent Seven" (1960), Guido in "The Misfits" (1961), and Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966). Other notable portrayals include Don Altobello in "The Godfather Part III," Cotton Weinberger in "The Two Jakes" (both 1990), and Arthur Abbott in "The Holiday" (2006). One of America's most prolific screen actors, Wallach has remained active well into his nineties, with roles as recently as 2010 in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and "The Ghost Writer."

Wallach has received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work, and received an Honorary Academy Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards, presented on Nov. 13, 2010.

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