Saturday, June 30, 2018

Blind Item #6 - Reader Blind Item - Old Hollywood - Kindness

This actor had a distinguished career – Oscar winner, commercial pitchman and a popular tv series in the 1970’s where he was paired with another Oscar winner who is the son of a permanent A list actor.  This actor never forgot his blue collar upbringing in a Midwestern industrial city and did many charitable endeavors aimed at making life better in his hometown.  Chief among them is the scholarship fund for disadvantaged kids to go to college which still exists to this day.  He did not seek publicity at all for these acts of charity although he does mention them briefly in his autobiography.

12 comments:

Irish Eileen said...

Karl Malden?

Tricia13 said...

+1 great guess.
Great guy

cheesegrater15 said...

Yep. Karl Malden Theater Scholarship.

MDAnderson said...

I loved him in The Streets of San Francisco

Nunoff Yerbizness said...

Well, yes, many men have been "loved" in the streets of San Francisco, but they should probably use the privacy of their own homes or at least an accommodating bathhouse.

Low Key said...

*snorts*

Sara, Making It Work said...

Karl Malden! Got that one in the first sentence. Quality guy. Good to know he was the real deal. Unlike the costar that was mentioned.

Sara, Making It Work said...

Growing up I knew him from the American Express commercials but eventually discovered his movies.

Manuél Bun said...

lol Nuno

riffer73 said...

I always mixed him up with Jack Klugman.

AIP said...

It does my heart good to,hear that Malden was a decent person.

sysadmn said...

I can’t believe no one has mentioned Karl’s costar was Michael Douglas. Mikey appears in the guesses so often.

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