Friday, July 3, 2009

In memoriam Karl Malden

Veteran actor Karl Malden, who won an Academy Award for his role in "A Streetcar Named Desire," has died at age 97, his manager said Wednesday.

“Mike Stone will no longer patrol the streets of San Francisco”.
That was about my first thought when I heard that actor Karl Malden passed away in his sleep.
The TV-Crime show “The Streets of San Francisco” made Malden a TV Icon, aside from that he was best known to my age group for his appearance in Dario Argento’s “Il gatto a nove code”.

Malden appeared throughout his career in a wide variety of movies, some of them of lesser importance like “Meteor”, and some of them true time honoured classics like “How the West was won”.
He played more than his share of character roles, appearing in movies like “On the Waterfront”, “Baby Doll” and “A Streetcar named desire” all directed by Elia Kazan, appeared in several War dramas like “Patton” and a good number of Wild West movies.

97, almost a century, that’s a blessed age to reach. Thank's for playing all those wonderful characters throughout the years.
May you rest in peace.

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