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Karl Malden passed away yesterday, Malden was extraordinary at portraying the ordinary man. In 1951 he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor portraying Blanche's suitor Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire and he was nominated in 1954 for his role as a tough dockside priest in On the Waterfront. Growing up I watched him play Lieutenant Mike Stone opposite Michael Douglas in the television series The Streets Of San Francisco. He was 97.

3 Comments
  1. Pat D
    July 2, 2009 -

    Hi Larry, I like the drawing of Karl Malden. I just recently showed my film class "On the Waterfront" and enjoyed his performance as the Hoboken priest. I also believe I saw him in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Lincoln Center in about '72 (?) with my friend Karen. Also, my dad worked as a longshoreman in Hoboken during the time of filming "On the Waterfront"....early '50's... and said he had met Marlon Brando and Karl Malden. Anyhow, Karl Malden:longevity. Pat

  2. July 2, 2009 -

    Thanks Pat.

  3. July 3, 2009 -

    I always loved Karl Malden--what a beautiful portrait/tribute to him, Larry! You really captured him here. He was an excellent actor. I was really sad to hear he had died on the way home from work the other day.