character actor

Eli Wallach: The Ultimate Character Actor

06/26/2014
Jewish Week Online Columnist
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Eli Herschel Wallach, who died in New York on June 24 at age 98, was expected to follow his brother and two sisters who became teachers. After he earned a master’s degree in education from the City College of New York, he surprised his Polish immigrant parents, Abraham and Bertha, when he announced he’s going to become an actor instead.

Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson with daughters Roberta, left, and Katherine. Tim Boxer/JW
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