Friday, July 03, 2009

Karl Malden (1912 - 2009)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

On The Waterfront (1954)

The Streets of San Francisco (1973)

The Old Potato Nose is gone: American actor Karl Malden has died at the honourable age of 97. Malden, born as Mladen George Sekulovich, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and was also nominated for On The Waterfront (1954), another Marlon Brando movie. Malden was already 60 years old in 1972, when the popular cop show The Streets of San Francisco was launched, lasting five seasons and amassing 119 hour-long episodes where he starred as Lt. Mike Stone all through the series, alongside the newcomer Michael Douglas. With a career that spanned amazing seven decades, Karl Malden lent his rough, down-to-Earth charisma to whatever he worked with.

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