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  • Eli Wallach

    Born on December 7, 1915 in Brooklyn, New York

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Baby Doll (1956)

Eli Wallach as "Silva Vacarro"

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1956) Won Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Golden Globe (1956) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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