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RIP Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach, the legendary character actor whose career spanned more than six decades, has died. He played in “The Magnificent Seven” and appeared opposite Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.” Wallach came from a family of teachers and planned to become one himself but flunked the teaching exam. He then opted for a different path. When Wallach was awarded an honorary Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences called him “the quintessential chameleon.” He was 98. Read more about him here.
Older Moms Live Longer
New research has found that older mothers may live longer. Women who were able to have children — without the help of fertility drugs and after the age 33 — were twice as likely to live to 95. That’s compared to women who had children younger. Doctors believe the same genes that allow a woman to have a child later in life also help slow down overall aging.