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Celebrities mourn the death of actor Eli Wallach

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • June 25, 2014 - 7:50 PM

Celebrities react to the passing of veteran character actor Eli Wallach at age 98:

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"Eli Wallach was a wonderful guy and a wonderful actor. I have fond memories of us working together on 'The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.' We had a reunion during 'Mystic River,' in which Eli had a role. It was great working together again. Eli will be sadly missed." — Clint Eastwood.

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"Eli: 98 years old. WWII vet. Married 66 years.3 kids 50+ movies. Danced with Marilyn. Raised hell with Clint Eastwood. That's how it's done." — A. O. Scott, New York Times film critic and Wallach's nephew.

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"He was as wonderful a person as he was an actor. He will be missed."— Robert De Niro.

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"Eli Wallach was one of the great talents of our time whose prolific acting career spanned more than six decades. His notable presence on the stage and on screen was both memorable and moving, always." — Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of the Broadway League.

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"Eli Wallach was a good friend, an extraordinary artist. His voice will also be heard in our film, 'The Roosevelts.' I'll miss him." — Filmmaker Ken Burns.

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"Sad to hear that darling Eli Wallach has passed. Just telling stories about him yesterday. He was the real thing, folks." — Actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein.

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