The Margaret Bourke-White Story with Eli Wallach as German photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt and Teresa Wright as Bourke-White, November 1959.I was only watching the other night - again - the movie The Ghost Writer, and was once more reminded of what a great yet under-valued actor Eli Wallach was.
Wallach died in New York yesterday, aged 98.
Eli Herschel Wallach was born in Brooklyn on December 7, 1915. His film, television and stage career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s.
When I was 12, I suspect I was the only person in the movie house audience to admit to a sneaking admiration for the bandit leader Calvera in The Magnificent Seven.
Wallach was later Guido in Arthur Miller's The Misfits and the despicable Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966).