UPDATE 1-Prolific U.S. character actor Eli Wallach dies at 98 -NYT

June 25, 2014 6:04 AM

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June 24 (Reuters) - Eli Wallach, an early practitioner of Method acting who made a lasting impression as the scuzzy bandit Tuco in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," died on Tuesday at the age of 98, the New York Times reported.

Wallach's death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine, the newspaper said. The circumstances of his death were not immediately known, and representatives for Wallach did not immediately return requests for comment.

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