Screen and stage character actor Eli Wallach dies

June 26, 2014 6:10 AM

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NEW YORK – As a masterful character actor and early product of postwar, Method-style theater, Eli Wallach wore countless faces, disappearing into them all. But he was always propelled – in acting and in life – by a mischievousness and an abiding playfulness that made him a tireless performer, an enduring family man, and, of course, one immortal scoundrel.

This 1964 file photo shows actor Eli Wallach in a scene from the film, “Lord Jim.” Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a remarkable and enduring career, died Monday, June 23, 2014 of natural causes. He was 98. (The Associated Press)

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