A Tribute To Karl Malden

francisco malden 242x300As the stairway to Heaven grows increasingly crowded, yet another Hollywood legend in Karl Malden shuffled this mortal coil on July 1st. This from Wikipedia:

Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. In a career that spanned over seven decades, he featured in classic Marlon Brando films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, On the Waterfront and One-Eyed Jacks. Among other notable film roles were Archie Lee Meighan in Baby Doll, Zebulon Prescott in How the West Was Won and General Omar Bradley in Patton. His best-known role was on television as Lt. Mike Stone on the 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco. During the 1980s he was spokesperson for American Express, reminding cardholders “Don’t leave home without it”.

And this from Yahoo News

LOS ANGELES – Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97. Malden died of natural causes surrounded by his family at his Brentwood home, they told the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He served as the academy’s president from 1989-92.

No proof really exists that famous deaths come in batches of three, but if the hoo-doo is on, there ought to be another before next week. Man, Heaven’s gonna be a swingin’ joint.

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Blanche and Mitch – A Streetcar Named Desire

Father Corrigan – On The Waterfront (Best Supporting Actor Oscar)

General Bradley – Patton

The Streets of San Francisco

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