A prolific and influential actor is probably the most boring way to describe someone like Eli Wallach even if it is a true statement. The man appeared in over 150 films and television shows. Not always in the best movie but generally the best part of the movies he was in might be a good way to say it. A great actor is probably the best. Whoever thought a New York Jew would pull off playing a Mexican bandit? Twice?
Wallach was 98 when he passed away. He was married to his wife for over 60 years. Our thoughts are with his family.