Thursday, 2 July 2009

Karl Malden 1912-2009

Veteran actor Karl Malden died yesterday, at the age of 97. No chance of a media circus here; Malden was a respected actor whose face you've seen in a hundred films however, he never really broke out as a major star due to his lack of matinee idol looks.

He's probably most famous for being Brando's sidekick in ON THE WATERFRONT and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (for which he won an Oscar). His most popular role was in the TV series STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, co-starring with another Oscar winner, Michael Douglas. IMDB lists 70 different screen roles.

So, a solid, decent career. A comparison for our age might be someone like Will Patton, William Fitchner or Scott Glenn.


  1. Of course Baby Doll, but I thought maybe no one had ever heard of it. He did sleazy old man better than anyone.