Happy Birthday: Eli Wallach (1915–2014)

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

eliwallach.jpgEli Wallach (1915–2014)

Born: December 7, 1915 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Died: June 24, 2014 (age 98) in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Married to: Anne Jackson (5 March 1948 – 24 June 2014) (his death) (3 children)

The subtitle [of his memoir “The Good, the Bad and Me”] is “In My Anecdotage”. Bill Clinton asked me if he could use it, and I said, “You sold two million copies of your book. How dare you try to steal my subtitle!”.

I was at the premiere of The Holiday (2006), a movie I did with Kate Winslet. Surrounded by all these beautiful young women. And after they left, [wife Anne Jackson] comes up and says to me, “Honestly, I don’t know what they see in you.”.

Well, I go to the theater today, and its curtain – there is no curtain in…

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