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Actor Karl Malden, who achieved just about everything possible as an actor, died today at 97. Malden was from a generation of honest, muscular actors. He held his own against Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, anchored over 100 episodes of The Streets of San Francisco and worked with dignity as a pitchman for American Express. ("Don't leave home without it.") Malden hadn't worked regularly since the early '90s, but he remained representative of genuine actors who could embody a wide range of characters, and who found success without matinee idol looks. He was equally committed to his work whether being directed by Elia Kazan (Streetcar, Waterfront), Dario Argento (Cat O' Nine Tails) or Franklin J. Schaffner (Patton). We need a lot more faces and personalities like his, and he will be missed. »
- Russ Fischer
The Los Angeles Times has reported that Acting legend and Academy Award Winner Karl Malden has died.
While the versatile actor was most famous for his starring turn in The Streets Of San Francisco and as the man who made "Don't leave home without it" a catch phrase for American Express, he was no stranger to the horror and thriller genres, having appeared in Dario Argento's Il gatto a nove code (1971) aka Cat O' Nine Tails, Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess! (1953), and Roy Del Ruth's 1954 film Phantom Of The Rue Morgue among others.
Born in 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Gary, Indiana (birthplace of the recently-deceased Michael Jackson), Malden studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Theatre before moving to New York, where he made his stage debut in 1937. He picked up an Oscar in 1951 for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire, one of many accolades received during his long career. »
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