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.
MINI BIO:Plum-nosed, rasp-voiced, distinctive and likeable American actor whose receding dark hair was sometimes in latter years covered by a toupee. Used in supporting roles by Fox in their realist thrillers of the late 1940s, but in a variety of leading roles after an Academy Award (best supporting actor) for A Streetcar Named Desire. From 1972 to 1977 he became entrenched in a very popular TV crime series The Streets of San Francisco. Additional Oscar nomination for On the Waterfront. Of Yugoslav parentage, he was president of the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1993. (Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
Karl Malden was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (as Mitch) in 1951.
|1951||Best Supporting Actor||A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)||Mitch||Won|
|1954||Best Supporting Actor||On the Waterfront (1954)||Father Barry||Nominated|
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Father Barry: Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle's life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion. And dropping a sling on Kayo Dugan because he was ready to spill his guts tomorrow, that's a crucifixion. And every time the Mob puts the pressure on a good man, tries to stop him from doing his duty as a citizen, it's a crucifixion. And anybody who sits around and lets it happen, keeps silent about something he knows that happened, shares the guilt of it just as much as the Roman soldier who pierced the flesh of our Lord to see if he was dead.
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