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November 7, 2010 | Charles McNulty
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actor, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest, he sits down for the scheduled chat about himself, but he'd much rather offer a tour of the place, pointing out the photos of his daughters, the artworks of his son, the stage and screen memorabilia extending back more than half a century, and - oh, what's this?
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July 22, 2013 | By Susan King
Legendary actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno has been named the recipient of the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Moreno, 81, will receive the award at the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, which will be telecast live on TNT and TBS. "I am simply delighted that Rita Moreno is the 50th recipient of our SAG Life Achievement Award - the most prestigious honor we bestow," said Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA co-president, in a statement Monday morning.   PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Moreno is one of only 11 artists, and the only Latino, to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award.
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May 19, 1991 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Eli Wallach was standing in the courtyard of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills posing for photo graphs. The door behind the actor swung open and out walked a young man in purple sweats, trying to restrain a rambunctious puppy on a leash. "I know you," said the young man. "I've worked with your daughter." "I know you, too," Wallach said. "What's your name?" "Matthew," he replied, while rushing past Wallach. "Matthew Broderick. " "Oh," Wallach said, grinning.
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November 11, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Eli Wallach may always be best remembered as the "ugly" in the 1966 film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," but at nearly 95, he's really a not-so-secret charmer who signs autographs "Tuco" (after his character in the film). With more than 60 years in the business, he's earned the respect and praise of his peers: A letter from Tennessee Williams he keeps in a plastic frame in the dining room of his Upper West Side apartment praises Wallach and his wife, Anne, who met while doing "This Property Is Condemned," and ends: "Eli has discovered the secret to pissing everyone off: He is happy.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1986
Patrick Cassidy stars opposite Tuesday Weld and Ellen Burstyn in "Something in Common," a TV movie that CBS plans to broadcast Nov. 2 Burstyn plays Cassidy's mother and Weld plays a woman with whom he falls in love, with Eli Wallach as his grandfather.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Susan King
Legendary actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno has been named the recipient of the 50th SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. Moreno, 81, will receive the award at the 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, which will be telecast live on TNT and TBS. "I am simply delighted that Rita Moreno is the 50th recipient of our SAG Life Achievement Award - the most prestigious honor we bestow," said Ken Howard, SAG-AFTRA co-president, in a statement Monday morning.   PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Moreno is one of only 11 artists, and the only Latino, to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award.
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is the kind of film that for most people exists somewhere in the half-light of cultural memory. You know it, sort of, but the details are rather foggy. After decades of routine showings on TV, it can be difficult to get back to the film as a glorious, unified whole. Bottled up on the small screen, the film seems simply great, but unfurled in its full-size theatrical splendor is where it truly blossoms into something transcendent.
SPORTS
March 10, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
The Montreal Expos call him Eli, as in Eli Wallach, the actor. How appropriate. Cast last year in a role he always wanted, as the Expos' cleanup hitter, the ersatz Eli responded with a performance deserving of awards and rave reviews, which he received. In fact, there are those who believe that Timothy Charles Wallach may now be the leading man at his position. "Mike Schmidt has been the force at third base and remains a fine player," Montreal Manager Bob (Buck) Rodgers said.
NEWS
November 11, 2010 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Eli Wallach may always be best remembered as the "ugly" in the 1966 film "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," but at nearly 95, he's really a not-so-secret charmer who signs autographs "Tuco" (after his character in the film). With more than 60 years in the business, he's earned the respect and praise of his peers: A letter from Tennessee Williams he keeps in a plastic frame in the dining room of his Upper West Side apartment praises Wallach and his wife, Anne, who met while doing "This Property Is Condemned," and ends: "Eli has discovered the secret to pissing everyone off: He is happy.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2005 | Anthony Day, Special to The Times
Actor Eli Wallach was trying mightily to revive his career after serving five years in the Army during World War II when he had a dream. The scene was a courtroom, Wallach the accused. Wallach "cannot," bellowed the prosecutor, contribute anything to the theater -- for he is "a self-centered, hubristic charlatan." No, cried the defense lawyer, "This actor's only crime is his desire to open his heart to the truth, to enrich your lives, to turn the mirror, as it were, up to nature.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2010 | Charles McNulty
The moment one enters the gracious Upper West Side apartment of Eli Wallach, the home he has shared for decades with his wife and fellow actor, Anne Jackson, there is an unmistakable sense of life being well lived. Smiling and curious about his guest, he sits down for the scheduled chat about himself, but he'd much rather offer a tour of the place, pointing out the photos of his daughters, the artworks of his son, the stage and screen memorabilia extending back more than half a century, and - oh, what's this?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
Greed may be good, as Gordon Gekko insisted once upon a time, but evil pays the bills, at least as far as "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is concerned. The best parts of this unfocused, erratic, downright messy sequel are the moments when the bad people take center stage. So let's hear it for Josh Brolin's Bretton (don't even think of calling him Bret) James, an investment banker with "an ego the size of Antarctica. " And some applause for the fearless 94-year-old Eli Wallach's Julie Steinhardt, terrifying when he makes eccentric bird noises and talks about the crash of '29 and the end of the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, French "New Wave" director Jean-Luc Godard, who made his feature directorial debut 50 years ago with the seminal "Breathless," and veteran actor Eli Wallach, who...
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2005 | Anthony Day, Special to The Times
Actor Eli Wallach was trying mightily to revive his career after serving five years in the Army during World War II when he had a dream. The scene was a courtroom, Wallach the accused. Wallach "cannot," bellowed the prosecutor, contribute anything to the theater -- for he is "a self-centered, hubristic charlatan." No, cried the defense lawyer, "This actor's only crime is his desire to open his heart to the truth, to enrich your lives, to turn the mirror, as it were, up to nature.
NEWS
June 19, 2003 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
"The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" is the kind of film that for most people exists somewhere in the half-light of cultural memory. You know it, sort of, but the details are rather foggy. After decades of routine showings on TV, it can be difficult to get back to the film as a glorious, unified whole. Bottled up on the small screen, the film seems simply great, but unfurled in its full-size theatrical splendor is where it truly blossoms into something transcendent.
NEWS
May 19, 1991 | SUSAN KING, Times Staff Writer
Eli Wallach was standing in the courtyard of the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills posing for photo graphs. The door behind the actor swung open and out walked a young man in purple sweats, trying to restrain a rambunctious puppy on a leash. "I know you," said the young man. "I've worked with your daughter." "I know you, too," Wallach said. "What's your name?" "Matthew," he replied, while rushing past Wallach. "Matthew Broderick. " "Oh," Wallach said, grinning.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, French "New Wave" director Jean-Luc Godard, who made his feature directorial debut 50 years ago with the seminal "Breathless," and veteran actor Eli Wallach, who...
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2010 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Movie Critic
Greed may be good, as Gordon Gekko insisted once upon a time, but evil pays the bills, at least as far as "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is concerned. The best parts of this unfocused, erratic, downright messy sequel are the moments when the bad people take center stage. So let's hear it for Josh Brolin's Bretton (don't even think of calling him Bret) James, an investment banker with "an ego the size of Antarctica. " And some applause for the fearless 94-year-old Eli Wallach's Julie Steinhardt, terrifying when he makes eccentric bird noises and talks about the crash of '29 and the end of the world.
SPORTS
March 10, 1988 | ROSS NEWHAN, Times Staff Writer
The Montreal Expos call him Eli, as in Eli Wallach, the actor. How appropriate. Cast last year in a role he always wanted, as the Expos' cleanup hitter, the ersatz Eli responded with a performance deserving of awards and rave reviews, which he received. In fact, there are those who believe that Timothy Charles Wallach may now be the leading man at his position. "Mike Schmidt has been the force at third base and remains a fine player," Montreal Manager Bob (Buck) Rodgers said.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1986
Patrick Cassidy stars opposite Tuesday Weld and Ellen Burstyn in "Something in Common," a TV movie that CBS plans to broadcast Nov. 2 Burstyn plays Cassidy's mother and Weld plays a woman with whom he falls in love, with Eli Wallach as his grandfather.
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