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    Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor.

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    Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago as Mladen Sekulovich, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden did not speak English until he was in kindergarten. After graduating from high school in the nearby steel town of Gary, Indiana, Malden worked in the industry for three years until 1934, when he was frustrated with the drudgery of manual...

  3. Karl Malden - Biography - IMDb › name › nm0001500

    Karl Malden passed away at age 97, on July 1, 2009, and just 6 days after [ Michael Jackson ]. The most coincidental thing is that they both spent their childhood in Gary, Indiana.

  4. Karl Malden: Movies, TV, and Bio - › prime-video › actor

    Karl Malden died at age 97 of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles on July 1, 2009. He was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California. Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)

    • March 22, 1912
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    • Acting Career Around World War II
    • Film Career: 1950s to 1970s
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    Karl Malden, the eldest of three sons, was born Mladen Sekulovich in Chicago, Illinois on March 22, 1912; he was born on his mother's 20th birthday and was raised in Gary, Indiana. His Bosnian Serb father, Petar Sekulović (1886–1975), worked in the steel mills and as a milkman, and his mother, Minnie (née Sebera) Sekulovich (22 March 1892 – 15 July 1995), was a Czech seamstress and actress. The Sekulovich family's roots trace back to Podosoje near Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Malden only spoke Serbian until he was in kindergarten and was fluent in the language until his death. Malden's father had a passion for music, and organized a choir. As a teenager, Malden joined the Karageorge Choir at Saint Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. His father then produced Serbian plays at his church and taught acting. A young Malden took part in many of these plays, which included a version of Jack and the Beanstalkbut mostly centered on the community's Serbian heritage. In high school, he was a popu...

    In September 1934, Malden decided to leave his home in Gary, Indiana, to pursue formal dramatic training at the Goodman School (later part of DePaul University), then associated with the Goodman Theater in Chicago. Although he had worked in the steel mills in Gary for three years, he had helped support his family and was consequently unable to save enough money to pay for his schooling. Making a deal with the director of the program, he gave the institute the little money that he did have, with the directoragreeing that, if Malden did well, he would be rewarded with a full scholarship. He won the scholarship. When Malden performed in the Goodman's children's theater, he wooed the actress Mona Greenberg (stage name: Mona Graham), who married him in 1938. He graduated from the Chicago Art Institute in 1937. Soon after, without work and without money, Malden returned to his hometown.

    |date=}}He eventually traveled to New York City, and first appeared as an actor on Broadway in 1937. He did some radio work and in a small role made his film debut in They Knew What They Wanted. He also joined the Group Theatre, where he began acting in many plays and was introduced to a young Elia Kazan, who later worked with him on A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and On the Waterfront(1954). His acting career was interrupted by World War II, during which he served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Army Air Corps in the 8th Air Force. While in the service, he was given a small role in the United States Army Air Forces play and film Winged Victory. After the war ended in 1945, he resumed his acting career, playing yet another small supporting role in the Maxwell Anderson play Truckline Cafe, with a then-unknown Marlon Brando. He was given a co-starring role in the Arthur Miller play All My Sonswith the help of director Elia Kazan. With that success, he then crossed o...

    Malden resumed his film acting career in the 1950s, starting with The Gunfighter (1950) and Halls of Montezuma (1950). The following year, he was in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), playing Mitch, Stanley Kowalski's best friend, who starts a romance with Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh). For this role, he won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Other films during this period included Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess with Montgomery Clift and Anne Baxter (1953), On the Waterfront (1954), where he played a priest who influenced Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) to testify against mobster-union boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). In Baby Doll (1956), he played a man frustrated by a teenaged wife. The film was condemned by the Legion of Decency and did not air long. He starred in dozens of films from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, such as Fear Strikes Out (1957), Pollyanna (1960), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Gypsy (1962), How the West Was Won (1962), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), and Patto...

    |date=}} In 1972, Malden was approached by producer Quinn Martin about starring as Lt. Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco. Although the concept originated as a made-for-television movie, ABC quickly signed on to carry it as a series. Martin hired Michael Douglas to play Lt. Stone's young partner, Inspector Steve Keller. On Streets, Malden played a widowed veteran cop with more than 20 years of experience who is paired with a young officer recently graduated from college. During its first season, it was a ratings winner among many other 1970s crime dramas, and served as ABC's answer to such shows as Hawaii Five-O, Adam-12, Ironside, Barnaby Jones, Kojak, McMillan & Wife, Police Woman, The Rockford Files, and Switch. For his work as Lt. Stone, Malden was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series four times between 1974 and 1977, but never won. After two episodes in the fifth season, Douglas left the show to act in movies; Douglas had als...

    Malden delivered the line "Don't leave home without them!" in a series of U.S. television commercials for American Express Travelers Cheques in the 1970s and 1980s. He also advertised the American Express card, with the famous opening line, "Do you know me?" These ads were occasionally spoofed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.[citation needed] Malden was a member of the United States Postal Service's 16-member Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which meets to review recommendations for U.S. commemorative postage stamps.

    On December 18, 1938, Malden married Mona Greenberg (born May 9, 1917), who survived him. Their marriage was one of the longest in Hollywood's history, lasting nearly 71 years. In addition to his wife, Malden was survived by his daughters Mila and Carla and his son-in-law Tom; his other son-in-law Laurence predeceased him in 2007, and he was also survived by his three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.In 2008, he and Mona celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. In 1997, Malden published his autobiography, When Do I Start?, written with his daughter Carla.

    Malden died at his home in Los Angeles on July 1, 2009, at the age of 97. He is said to have died of natural causes. Malden's manager said, "It could be many things. I mean, he was 97 years old!" He is said to have been in poor health for several years. Malden's friend and former co-star Michael Douglas wrote a tribute to Malden for Time magazine's "Milestones" section.[citation needed] His remains are buried at the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Westwood, California.

    Malden won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire and was nominated in 1954 for his supporting role in On the Waterfront. Malden was a past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In October 2003, he was named the 40th recipient of the Screen Actors' Guild's Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. In 1985, he was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his performance as Freddy Kassab in Fatal Vision. During the same year, he was also awarded an honorary doctoral degree in fine arts by Emporia State University. In May 2001, Malden received an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, from Valparaiso University. Michael Douglas presented Malden with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild on February 22, 2004. On November 11, 2004, Douglas also presented Malden with the Monte Cristo Award of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in...

  6. Karl Malden List of Movies and TV Shows - TV Guide › celebrities › karl-malden

    Karl Malden: Workingman's Actor. Director 1 Credit. Time Limit. Voice 2 Credits. Alice Through the Looking Glass. Earth and the American Dream. Today's Netflix Top 10 Rankings; If You Like This ...

  7. Karl Malden Obituary | Karl Malden Funeral | › ns › karl-malden-obituary

    Jul 01, 2009 · LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He...

  8. Karl Malden (1912-2009) - Find A Grave Memorial › memorial › 38952159

    Jul 01, 2009 · Actor. A versatile performer mainly in supporting roles, he appeared in nearly one hundred motion pictures, television programs and theatre productions since the late 1930's. He was born Mladen George Sekulovich to Yugoslavian parents and raised in Gary, Indiana. After spending a few years working in local steel mills,...

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  9. Karl Malden’s daughters reflect on life with the ‘Streetcar ... › entertainment › karl-malden

    Nov 21, 2019 · But their father, Karl Malden, was also part of Hollywood royalty. In fact, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1952’s “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which also starred Marlon Brando and...

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