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Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns
Eli Wallach dies at 98; actor best known for two classic westerns

When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere. People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” They didn’t see the masterful stage actor, the acclaimed interpreter of Tennessee Williams, the versatile performer who poured himself into roles as diverse as a doomed mafioso in “The Godfather: Part III” to the diabolical Mr. Freeze on TV’s “Batman” series. Even decades after the classic 1966 western, they saw Tuco, the “ugly” in “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” the Mexican...

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