Eli Wallach R.I.P.

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Jim Akin
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Eli Wallach R.I.P.

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The last of the Mr. Freezes has passed away. Eli Wallach had an amazing career, and he will be missed by many.

New York Times obituary here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/movie ... at-98.html
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I agree.
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Farewell Oh Frosty One.
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Oh no!
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As many here may know, Eli was my favorite Freeze, so this is a pretty big bummer for me. I was lucky enough to correspond with him on several occasions and even recieved advice from him when I was putting together my Freeze costume. (based on his portrayal, of course)

A great man who will be sorely missed...
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Not simply the last of the Mr. Freeze's but the last male Batman villain, period. Malachi Throne and Cliff Robertson were the last two before him.
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Not exactly. John Astin is still with us.
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You're right, I stand corrected. That makes Astin the last one.
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I was very sad to read this today. He was such a nice man. When I wrote him for an autograph he had sent me a very nice post card on back with a nice touching message. One of the all time greats!!
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Sad news. In his autobiography, he had a funny comparison of what he was paid to play Mr. Freeze in 1967 and what Arnold Schwarzenegger was paid 30 years later. Wallach wrote incorrectly that he was paid $300 (it was actually the standard $3500) but it still was a very humorous passage as he talked about the disparity in salary.

He also had a terrific scene in the 1959 movie Seven Thieves in which he portrayed a saxophone player and he 'played' while Joan Collins 'stripped,' at least as much as Mr. Censor would allow.

An incredibly versatile actor.
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Wasn't he the last surviving Misfits star too (Gable RIP , Monroe RIP , Clift RIP......they passed a long , long time ago though)

Some of Wallach's co-stars : Eastwood , Streisand , McQueen , Coburn , Brynner , Robert Shaw , Monroe , Gable......not exactly small potatoes :shock:

Prolly Michael Douglas as well........
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Sad to see another great from the 1966 Batman leave us. Long live Mr. Freeze.
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sad news. :(. He sure lived an amazing life.
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Found this online:
The MeTV Network will pay tribute to the late Eli Wallach this Saturday (June 28). They will air both of his Batman episodes starting at 7:00pm ET, as a tribute.
http://blog.sitcomsonline.com/2014/06/a ... -with.html
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They should have a segment about him and the rest that have passed in the no set...
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