Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Karl Malden (3/22/1912 - 7/1/09)

Karl Malden has died at the age of 97. He was a terrific, Academy-Award winning actor with a long and distinguished career. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1951 for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire. He was nominated again in 1954 for his role as the priest in On The Waterfront.

He had starring roles in such films as A Streetcar Named Desire (he courted Blanche DuBois, played by Vivien Leigh), and played the anti-corruption crusading priest in On The Waterfront. He also had starring roles in Fear Strikes Out, Pollyanna, Birdman of Alcatraz, Gypsy, The Cincinnati Kid, and Patton. He starred in the television series "Streets of San Francisco" with then-newcomer Michael Douglas.

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