Mr. Malden shall be deeply missed

RIP Karl Malden

karl-malden

1912-2009

USA Today reports…

Actor Karl Malden dies at 97

The family of Karl Malden says the actor who won an Oscar for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire has died at age 97.

Malden’s family informed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences of his death on Wednesday. Malden served as the academy’s president from 1989-92.

He made his screen debut in the 1940 movie They Knew What They Wanted, and was praised for his role as Mitch in the 1951 classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

His greatest fame came as Detective Mike Stone in the 1970s TV series The Streets of San Francisco, in which he co-starred with Michael Douglas.

Malden also was a pitchman for American Express in a series of commercials airing over 21 years.