Karl Malden 1912 – 2009

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Karl Malden

Karl Malden

We lost Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden yesterday. As sad as we are to say goodbye to yet another Hollywood icon, we can take comfort in the fact that he lived to the ripe old age of 97.

Malden became famous as a character actor in 1950s classics such as On The Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire.  He received Academy Award nominations for both, winning the Supporting Actor trophy for Streetcar.

From 1972 – 1977 he played Detective Mike Stone 0pposite Michael Douglas in The Streets of San Francisco. In the ’80s he was best known for his American Express c0mmercials with the tagline “Don’t Leave Home Without It.”

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