Re:Another Great Actor Leaves Us.
Local paper's obit referred to him as a 'character actor', although not a derogatory term, it bothered me. I always took the term to imply an actor that never got big parts or had 'name' recognition. Take Nehemiah Persoff (who I also liked) as an example of a character actor in my mind but Eli Wallach to me was just a fine actor with a resume dating back to 1951. He will be missed.