Karl Malden

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Film Actor, Actor, Television Actor(c. 1912–2009)
Karl Malden has established a venerable career as a character actor, appearing in close to seventy films in his fifty years in Hollywood.

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Karl Malden was born in Chicago, Illinois. He has been in close to seventy films in his fifty years in Hollywood. In 1952, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. He was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for On the Waterfront (1955) and an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy Award for The Streets of San Francisco (1976).

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Actor. Born Mladen Sekulovich in Chicago, Illinois. The son of Serbian immigrants, Malden worked in the steel mills of Gary,Indiana before pursuing a career in acting.

Karl Malden has established a venerable career as a character actor, appearing in close to seventy films in his fifty years in Hollywood. In 1952, he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. Malden, who at one time served as the president of the Motion Pictures Academy of Arts and Sciences, was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for On the Waterfront (1955) and an Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy Award for The Streets of San Francisco (1976).

Karl Malden died on July 1, 2009, of natural causes. He was 97 years old.

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