Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Karl Malden Has Died



Oscar winning actor Karl Malden has died at the age of 97. Karl won the Academy Award for his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire.

38 comments:

mooshki said...

Dear Death: please Take a Holiday. Thanx.

Karmen said...

He was also the reverend in Pollyanna. Aww.

ItsJustMe said...

You said it, Mooshki. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear this.

Loved him in "Gypsy" with Rosalind Russell.

mooshki said...

Forget his movies, he was The Streets of San Francisco!!! (Crap, dated myself again.)

MontanaMarriott said...

@Mooshki, AAAAAAAA-men.

I guess its true, what the bible thumpers are saying, "We's in da end of days, y'all"

JW said...

That's three again: Billy May, Fred Travalena and Karl Malden. Please lets not have another cycle start.

Pookie said...

i'm so sorry to hear this news. :(

97, tho, wow!

rip.

mooshki said...

OT, from TMZ:

The Jackson family has just released a statement via their newly acquired reps, saying there will be no public service for Michael Jackson at Neverland.

"Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland.

Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly."

jw12 said...

RIP

RaininMyst said...

Gosh darn't someone cool always dies on my birthday. RIP Karl.

Goodgrief said...

R.I.P Karl

There was nothing like 1970's tv, it was the best.

nancer said...

incredible actor. loved him. bye karl.

Anonymous said...

RaininMyst, aw sorry, but Happy Birthday anyway!

Karl was awesome in "Streetcar" -OH! and in that TV movie about the doctor (Jeffrey McDonald) who killed his wife and kids. Karl played the slain wife's father and brought the guy to justice.

Anonymous said...

He was one of the best actors. He lived a good long old age.

Anonymous said...

A gentleman and a class act. He seemed to be in all the good movies. Or maybe he made them good.

empyrios said...

well said Syko.

at least he had a nice, long run. 97 is an accomplishment in itself!

SkittleKitty said...

I'll always remember him for his "Don't leave home without it." AmEx commercials. They must have shown those ads all the time from their prevalence in my childhood memories.

LauraM said...

WOW, RIP, Karl. RIP...

K said...

Aww! I'll be thinking of Karl when I see Streetcar in a few weeks time at Donmar Warehouse in London.. RIP darlin'

Sporky said...

Okay this sounds horrible but I thought he was already dead! Sorry Karl, RIP. Loved your Amex commercials. :)

farmgirl said...

I loved him in "Nuts"

Good for him - 97! What a life.
RIP

kathrynnova said...

SUCH A TALENT!! i love this guy - he was sooooooooo good in streetcar!

figgy said...

I had no idea he was that old! Well, what more can anyone ask for? A good career, respect, (hopefully a good family life), living to 97? Pretty good.

cibele said...

Sad :(

Ms Cool said...

I'm with Mookshi.

Loved him Streetcar Named Desire. 97 isn't so bad!

RaininMyst said...

Thanks AnnMarie!!

kathrynnova said...

-"Didn't you stay at a hotel called the Flamingo?"
-"Flamingo? Nooo - Tarantula was the name of it - I stayed at a hotel called the Tarantula Arms!"

The best and most revealing scene both of their characters in Streetcar - just him + Viv.

I just had to - I'm a total Streetcar Dork!!

califblondy said...

Loved him in Streetcar and Gypsie, but I don't think he ever gave a bad performance. What a great actor. I didn't realize he was 97.

Local Tourist said...

I wonder if this was Enty's Old Hollywood friend who gave him the good stories

shakey said...

I'm with Sporky - I thought he passed away years ago. 97. Good for him - he led a life well-lived.

Kim said...

The actress who played Mrs Slocombe on Are You Being Served is also dead. I agree with Mooshki, Death, move along now, nothing to see here.

Wil said...

: ( .. Sadness. I remember Karl from movies, Streets of San Francisco .. with Michael Douglas AND Richard Hatch .. but mostly the moment I heard Karl had passed .. I thought "American Express .. don't leave home without it!"

Godspeed, Karl! We'll remember you through your amazing body of work!!

amazonblue said...

He was also phenomenal in On the Waterfront, again with Brando.

His wife survives him, they were married 70 years!

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bramblewitch said...

AW. Karl Malden was a class act.

Daveb said...

I note he was married to his first and only wife for seventy years. One of the few stars about whom I've never heard a breath of scandal but heard many warm accolades.

mooshki said...

amazonblue, that's amazing!

fairylights said...

Jeez, what's going on? I don't ever remember this many losses in quite so short a time. Mooshki's right, Death needs to take a holiday.

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