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Karl Malden

Karl MaldenAKA Mladen George Sekulovich

Born: 22-Mar-1912
Birthplace: Chicago, IL [1]
Died: 1-Jul-2009
Location of death: Brentwood, CA
Cause of death: Natural Causes

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Streets of San Francisco

Military service: US Army Air Corps (WWII)

Karl Malden was an actor famous for his craggy face, huge nose, and for saying "Don't leave home without it", his long-running line as TV pitchman for American Express.

He won an Oscar for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), and an Emmy as Detective Lieutenant Mike Stone on Streets of San Francisco. Malden also played Gen. Omar Bradley opposite George C. Scott's Patton. In Baby Doll (1956), he played a horny husband whose gorgeous wife (Carroll Baker) refused to have sex with him. The film was condemned nearly pornographic by the Catholic church, for its shocking portrayal of young lust, but by present standards it's hardly titillating.

President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science from 1989 to 1993.


[1] Karl Malden and Carla Malden, When Do I Start? (1997), page 15.

Wife: Mona Greenberg (actress, "Mona Graham", m. 1938, two daughters)
Daughter: Carla
Daughter: Mila

    Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President (1989-93)
    Young Musicians Foundation Celebrity Director
    Oscar for Best Supporting Actor 1952 for A Streetcar Named Desire
    Emmy 1985 for Fatal Vision
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6231 Hollywood Blvd. (motion pictures)
    Endorsement of American Express 1975
    Serbian Ancestry Paternal
    Czech Ancestry Maternal

    TELEVISION
    The Streets of San Francisco Det. Lt. Mike Stone (1972-77)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Time Limit (23-Oct-1957)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Himself
    They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1-Mar-1993)
    Absolute Strangers (14-Apr-1991) · Fred Zusselman
    Call Me Anna: The Patty Duke Story (11-Nov-1990)
    The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro (13-Feb-1989)
    Nuts (20-Nov-1987) · Arthur Kirk
    Billy Galvin (Nov-1986) · Jack Galvin
    Alice in Wonderland (9-Dec-1985)
    Fatal Vision (18-Nov-1984)
    The Sting II (18-Feb-1983) · Macalinski
    Twilight Time (23-Nov-1982)
    Meteor (19-Oct-1979)
    Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (18-May-1979) · Wilbur
    Summertime Killer (29-Jan-1973)
    Wild Rovers (23-Jun-1971) · Walter Buckman
    The Cat o' Nine Tails (11-Feb-1971)
    Patton (4-Feb-1970) · Gen. Omar N. Bradley
    Hot Millions (19-Sep-1968) · Klemper
    Blue (10-May-1968)
    Billion Dollar Brain (20-Dec-1967) · Leo Newbigen
    The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (3-Mar-1967)
    Hotel (19-Jan-1967) · Keycase
    Murderers' Row (20-Dec-1966) · Julian Wall
    Nevada Smith (10-Jun-1966) · Tom Fitch
    The Cincinnati Kid (15-Oct-1965) · Shooter
    Cheyenne Autumn (3-Oct-1964) · Capt. Wessels
    Dead Ringer (19-Feb-1964) · Sgt. Hobbson
    Come Fly with Me (27-Mar-1963) · Walter Lucas
    Gypsy (1-Nov-1962) · Herbie Sommers
    How the West Was Won (1-Nov-1962) · Zebulon Prescott
    Birdman of Alcatraz (3-Jul-1962) · Harvey Shoemaker
    All Fall Down (11-Apr-1962) · Ralph Willart
    Parrish (4-May-1961) · Judd Raike
    One-Eyed Jacks (30-Mar-1961) · Dad Longworth
    The Great Impostor (3-Feb-1961)
    Pollyanna (19-May-1960)
    The Hanging Tree (11-Feb-1959) · Frenchy Plante
    Bombers B-52 (22-Nov-1957) · Sgt. Chuck Brennan
    Fear Strikes Out (20-Mar-1957)
    Baby Doll (18-Dec-1956) · Archie Lee Meighan
    On the Waterfront (28-Jul-1954) · Fr. Barry
    Phantom of the Rue Morgue (27-Mar-1954) · Dr. Marais
    Take the High Ground! (30-Oct-1953) · Sgt. Laverne Holt
    I Confess (22-Mar-1953) · Insp. Larrue
    Ruby Gentry (25-Dec-1952) · Jim Gentry
    Operation Secret (5-Nov-1952)
    Diplomatic Courier (13-Jun-1952)
    The Sellout (30-May-1952) · Buck Maxwell
    A Streetcar Named Desire (18-Sep-1951) · Mitch
    Halls of Montezuma (5-Jan-1951) · Doc
    Where the Sidewalk Ends (26-Jun-1950) · Det. Lt. Thomas
    The Gunfighter (23-Jun-1950) · Mac
    Kiss of Death (27-Aug-1947) · Sgt. William Cullen
    Winged Victory (20-Dec-1944)
    They Knew What They Wanted (19-Oct-1940)

Author of books:
When Do I Start? (1997, memoir, with Carla Malden)


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