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History Alumnus Eli Wallach Dies at 98

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posted: Wednesday June 25, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas—History alumnus (BA, '36) and actor Eli Wallach died Tuesday in New York City at age 98.

While a student at The University of Texas at Austin, Wallach learned how to ride a horse, a skill he used in his Hollywood roles as a villainous outlaw or bandit—most notably in "The Magnificent Seven" (1960) and "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" (1966). He was named a Distinguished Alumnus at The University of Texas in 1988.

Visit the Alcalde for more about Wallach's life and work. For more details about his prolific acting career, go to the Academy website.

 

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