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Karl Malden
Birth: Mar. 22, 1912
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 2009
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Actor. A versatile performer mainly in supporting roles, he appeared in nearly one hundred motion pictures, television programs and theatre productions since the late 1930's. He was born Mladen George Sekulovich to Yugoslavian parents and raised in Gary, Indiana. After spending a few years working in local steel mills, Malden attended Arkansas State Teachers College and studied acting at Chicago's Goodman Dramatic School before making his Broadway debut in the 1937 drama "Golden Boy". He made his big screen debut with a bit role in the 1940 picture "They Knew What They Wanted". After returning from service in the United States Army Air Force during World War II, he would resume his acting career. During the 1940's and 1950's, he kept busy alternating from theatre and films, appearing in such classic stage productions as "Winged Victory", "Key Largo", "All of My Sons", "The Desperate Hours" and "A Streetcar Named Desire". It would be his reprisal of the character 'Harold 'Mitch' Mitchell' in Elia Kazan's film adaptation of "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) which would garner Malden star status and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 1954, he reunited with Marlon Brando and Kazan in the classic picture "On the Waterfront", for which he received an Oscar nomination. Further memorable performances followed with "I Confess" (1953), "Baby Doll" (1956), "Fear Strikes Out" (1957), "One-Eyed Jacks" (1961), "Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962), "Gypsy" (1962), "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965), "Hotel" (1967), "Billion Dollar Brain" (1968), "Patton" (1970) as General Omar Bradley and "Nuts" (1987). During the 1970's, Malden expanded his accomplishments to the small screen co-starring with Michael Douglas in the police drama "The Streets of San Francisco" as 'Lt. Mike Stone'. In addition, he appeared as a spokesman in a series of memorable commercials for American Express. He received an Emmy Award for his performance in the 1984 television-movie "Fatal Vision". He served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1993. (bio by: C.S.) 
Family links: 
  Peter M. Sekulovich (1886 - 1975)
  Minnie Sebera Sekulovich (1892 - 1995)
  Karl Malden (1912 - 2009)
  Milo Sekulovich (1919 - 1992)*
  Daniel Mitchell Sekulovich (1924 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
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Grandfather, Great-grandfather
Westwood Memorial Park
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jul 01, 2009
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