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Cpl. Karl Malden | Malden Sekulovich
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[Who was tall enough to play basketball]: While I was waiting for you to arrive, I was sitting here thinking about that 1930-31 basketball season of my senior year. We were playing Hammond High School, and we were just down by one point as the final seconds of the game were ticking away. I shot the winning basket. I'll never forget what it felt like at that moment.
At the urging of Elia Kazan
, he change his name from Mladen Sekulovich to Karl Malden, taking his maternal grandfather's given name for his first name, and switching a couple of letters of his own first name for his last name. Malden remained a strong friend of Kazan's after the famed director was chastised by the Hollywood community for naming names before the House of Un-American Activities ...
Bulbous, mis-shapen nose - he broke it twice playing sports as a teenager