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Eli Wallach, veteran character actor, dies at 98

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Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 9:35 pm | Updated: 12:53 am, Thu Jun 26, 2014.

NEW YORK — As a masterful character actor and early product of postwar, Method-style theater, Eli Wallach wore countless faces, disappearing into them all. But he was always propelled — in acting and in life — by a mischievousness and an abiding playfulness that made him a tireless performer, an enduring family man, and, of course, one immortal scoundrel.

“I never lost my appetite for acting,” Wallach wrote in his 2005 memoir The Good, The Bad, and Me, named after his most famous film. “I feel like a magician.”

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