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Karl Malden Overview:

Legendary character actor, Karl Malden, was born Mladen George Sekulovich on Mar 22, 1912 in Chicago, IL. Malden died at the age of 97 on Jul 1, 2009 in Brentwood, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Karl Malden was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (as Mitch) in 1951.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1951Best Supporting ActorA Streetcar Named Desire (1951)MitchWon
1954Best Supporting ActorOn the Waterfront (1954)Father BarryNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. In addition, Malden was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum .

BlogHub Articles:

March Madness #28:

By Kat_Selby on Mar 27, 2018 From All Good Things

Welcome to ALL GOOD THINGS! It's MARCH MADNESS! Visit daily to see a classic film Super-Star of the day - a personality renowned for portraying the really, really B.A.D. and also the sweetest-dearest-most darling! Day #27 results: AVA GARDNER Voters clearly love Kitty Collins / "The Killers" ... Read full article


On Blu-ray: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell and in The Hanging Tree (1959)

By KC on Feb 15, 2018 From Classic Movies

As Gary Cooper neared the end of his career he appeared tired, ill, and not quite himself due to a facelift that might not have turned out the way he’d hoped. While he no longer had the bashful, baby-giraffe-lashed sex appeal of his youth though, he was still magnetic. He aroused different emo... Read full article


'Til Death Do Us Part ~ and Mona Greenburg

By Google profile on Jun 21, 2012 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. and Mona Greenburg Married 70 years Malden and Greenburg met at the Chicago's Goodman Theater where they were both scholarship students. They had one of the longest ... Read full article


God Speed (1912-2009)

By Google profile on Jul 2, 2009 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog

About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. My heart hurts. One of my favorite actors passed on yesterday. To me, made every film he was in better just for being in it. He was a great character actor who exc... Read full article


, 1912-2009

By KC on Jul 1, 2009 From Classic Movies

Goodbye to , a deeply respected and respectable actor who had a legendary career on the silver screen, television and the stage. A whole generation knew him as the long-time pitchman for American Express, but he started his career in New York, onstage. Though he had a small role in They K... Read full article


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Karl Malden Quotes:

Jim Gentry: This is going to be a mighty lively hunting party; with you all set to launch a campaign for Ruby and Boake Tackman just back from South America.


Father Barry: Boys, this is my church! And if you don't think Christ is down here on the waterfront you've got another guess coming!


Sgt. Ernie Guelvada: [to Mike] Take it careful brother. You bruise easy.


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He quit working in the steel mills at 22 to study acting at the Goodman Theatre because he wasn't getting anywhere in the mills.

While working at an acting workshop in New York, he brought Eva Marie Saint, whom he knew.

His wife graduated from Roosevelt High School in Emporia, Kansas, where she attended Kansas State Teachers College (now Emporia St. University). He and Mona visited the campus in 1959, and was impressed by the ESU Summer Theatre. He returned in the summer of 1964, to teach, working with the actors in the company. Prior to leaving, he gave his honorarium to established the Karl Malden Scholarship, which is still given today.

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