Wallach, Eli Herschel
- Ann T. Keene
Wallach, Eli Herschel (7 Dec. 1915–24 June 2014), actor, was born in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, to Abram Wallach and Bertha Schorr Wallach. His parents, Jewish immigrants from Poland, owned a candy store that provided an adequate living for Eli and his three siblings. As a child he enjoyed imitating the actors he saw in silent films, and he entertained his family by performing stories from newspaper comics. During his youth he dreamed of becoming an actor, but by the time of his graduation from Erasmus Hall High School in ...