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Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor whose career spanned more than sixty years.

He is best known for having primarily been a character actor, especially in such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, On the Waterfront (1954), Pollyanna (1960), and One-Eyed Jacks (1961), although he also played more high-profile roles in films such as Baby Doll (1956), How the West Was Won (1962), Gypsy (1962), and Patton (1970). He would later go on to portray Lt. Mike Stone in the primetime television crime drama The Streets of San Francisco (197277), and became well-known as a commercial pitchman for American Express Travelers Cheques ("Don't leave home without them!").

Malden served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, 194246.

He was married to Mona Greenberg and they had two children.

Malden died in 2009 at the age of 97 from natural causes.


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