Eli Wallach

Character actor Eli Wallach died today. He was 98.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1915 and raised there. He went to the University of Texas and served in the Army in WWII.

His first love was the theater, but he also starred in a number of Westerns, including two of my favorites:

The Magnificent Seven, 1960:

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, 1966:

He was the Ugly, a bandit named Tuco. That’s him in the photo.He called his memoir “The Good, the Bad, and Me”. 

Salute to you, Eli.