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Stage, film actor Wallach dies at 98

Posted: June 26, 2014 at 5:34 a.m.

Eli Wallach attends the Academy Awards in 2011 in Hollywood. Wallach, the raspy-voiced character actor who starred in dozens of movies and Broadway plays over a long career died Tuesday.

Eli Wallach, a celebrated stage and film actor who excelled at playing impulsive characters across the ethnic spectrum, memorably as Mexican bandits in the 1960s movie westerns The Magnificent Seven and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, died Tuesday at 98.

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