Karl Malden (1912-2009)

Academy Award winning actor Karl Malden has died at the age of 97.

Malden received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1952 for his portrayal of Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. He also starred in On The Waterfront (1954), The Gunfighter (1950), Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), Gypsy (1962), How the West Was Won (1962), The Cincinnati Kid(1965), and Patton (1970).

He is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Mike Stone on The Streets of San Francisco, a 1970s television series which co-starred Michael Douglas.

Here is a clip of Malden with Vivien Leigh in Streetcar.

And here is great video of Karl Malden honoring Kirk Douglas at the AFI Life Achievement Awards in 1991. Malden was one of the most gracious and humble actors working in Hollywood, which this video captures perfectly.
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