Karl Malden (actually Mladen George Sekulovich ; born March 22, 1912 in Chicago , Illinois , † July 1, 2009 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American actor . He played important supporting roles in many film classics and was awarded an Oscar for his appearance in Endstation Sehnsucht (1951) . In the 1970s he was Lt. Mike Stone starred in the hit television series The Streets of San Francisco .
life and work
Karl Malden was born to a Czech mother and a Bosnian Serb father, Minnie and Peter Sekulovich, and grew up in Gary , Indiana . After attending Emerson High School in Gary and the Arkansas State Teachers College in Conway , he completed an acting training at the Goodman Theater Dramatic School in Chicago from 1933 to 1936 . In 1937 he played in Clifford Odets ' Golden Boy for the first time on Broadway . In 1940 he made his film debut in They Knew What They Wanted alongside Charles Laughton . During the Second World War he served in the United States Army Air Forces , where he met his future actor Brad Dexter , with whom he had a lifelong friendship. After the war he continued his extensive stage work and appeared in films on the side.
In his film career, mostly as a supporting actor , he made almost 70 feature films . These included a whole series of classics from Hollywood cinema. Especially for director Elia Kazan , with whom he had already worked successfully on Broadway in the 1940s, he was one of the most important character actors. Alongside Marlon Brando , he was already on stage as Harold Mitchell in Kazan's production of Endstation Sehnsucht in 1947 and also played this role in the 1951 film , for which he received an Oscar for best supporting actor. In 1954 he was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor in the eight Academy Award-winning film Die Faust im Nacken .
Kazan also gave him one of his few lead roles. In 1956 he portrayed the bizarre husband of a minor ( Carroll Baker ) in Kazan's scandalous film Baby Doll - Desire not the other woman . He also played one of the leading roles in the monumental film That Was the Wild West, among many other well-known artists, shot in Cinerama in 1961 .
In Germany he was mainly recognized by his role as Detective Lt. Mike Stone known in the television series The Streets of San Francisco , which he played in 120 episodes from 1972 to 1977. Since the 1970s, he has appeared predominantly in television films. In 1992 he played Lt. again in the film Back to the Streets of San Francisco . Mike Stone, in which Michael Douglas was not involved. Malden's last appearance as an actor was in 2000 in the series The West Wing as Father Thomas Cavanaugh.
From 1989 to 1992 Malden was President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , which awards the Oscar .
Karl Malden had been married to Mona Greenberg (1917–2019), with whom he had two daughters, since December 18, 1938, and had one of the longest marriages in Hollywood, lasting over 70 years.
Malden died in July 2009 in Brentwood , a suburb of Los Angeles, at the age of 97. His grave is in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood , Los Angeles .
Karl Malden's advertising appearances for the financial services provider American Express in the 1970s and 1980s, which were occasionally shown in Germany, were particularly famous in the USA . In it, he advertised the company's traveler's checks with the now legendary slogan “Don't leave home without them!” (“Don't leave home without them!”).
- 1940: They Knew What They Wanted
- 1944: Winged Victory
- 1947: Boomerang (Boomerang!)
- 1947: The Kiss of Death
- 1950: Law of the Big City (Where the Sidewalk Ends)
- 1950: The Sniper (The Gunfighter)
- 1951: Okinawa (Halls of Montezuma)
- 1951: Endstation Sehnsucht (A Streetcar Named Desire)
- 1952: Wildes Blut (Ruby Gentry)
- 1952: Courier to Trieste (Diplomatic Courier)
- 1953: I Confess (I Confess)
- 1953: Jump up, march, march! (Take the High Ground)
- 1954: The fist in the neck (On the Waterfront)
- 1956: Baby Doll - Do not desire the other woman (Baby Doll)
- 1957: Bomber B-52 (Bombers B-52)
- 1958: The Hanging Tree (The Hanging Tree)
- 1960: Everyone loves Pollyanna (Pollyanna)
- 1961: A Charming Impostor (The Great Impostor)
- 1961: The Possession (One-Eyed Jacks)
- 1961: How the West Was Won (How the West Was Won)
- 1961: His name was Parrish (Parrish)
- 1962: My Brother, a Scoundrel (All Fall Down)
- 1962: The Prisoner of Alcatraz (Birdman of Alcatraz)
- 1962: Gypsy - Queen of the Night (Gypsy)
- 1963: Come Fly with Me
- 1964: Cheyenne (Cheyenne Autumn)
- 1964: The Black Circle (Dead Ringer)
- 1965: Cincinnati Kid (The Cincinnati Kid)
- 1966: Nevada Smith
- 1966: Murderers 'Row (Murderers' Row )
- 1966: The Hotel ( Hotel )
- 1967: Bullwhip Griffin or Gold Rush in California (The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin )
- 1967: The Billion Dollar Brain
- 1968: Inferno on the River (Blue)
- 1968: The thing million (Hot Millions)
- 1970: Patton - rebel in uniform (Patton)
- 1971: The nine-tailed cat
- 1971: Missouri (Missouri)
- 1972: Summertime Killer (Film) (Target Removed)
- 1972-1977: The Streets of San Francisco ( The Streets of San Francisco , television series)
- 1977: Captains Courageous, after Rudyard Kipling : Captains Courageous (1896)
- 1979: Meteor (Meteor)
- 1979: Hunt for the Poseidon (Beyond the Poseidon Adventure)
- 1981: Miracle on Ice
- 1981: The Unknown Witness (Word of Honor)
- 1982: Dance in the Twilight Time
- 1983: Two Boiled Out Crooks (The Sting II)
- 1984: I'm not a murderer (Fatal Vision)
- 1986: Billy Galvin
- 1987: Nuts ... freaked out (Nuts)
- 1992: Back to the Streets of San Francisco
- 1993: They've Taken our Children (The Chowchilla Kidnapping)
- 2000: The West Wing - In the Center of Power ( The West Wing , TV series, episode: Take this Sabbath Day )
Important theater work
- 1939: Key Largo by Maxwell Anderson (role: Hunk) - with Paul Muni , José Ferrer , Uta Hagen
- 1947: All My Sons by Arthur Miller (role: George Deever) - directed by Elia Kazan
- 1947: Endstation Sehnsucht von Tennessee Williams (role: Mitch) - director: Elia Kazan - with Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy , Kim Hunter
- 1951: Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen - Director: Lee Strasberg
- 1952: Longing under Elms by Eugene O'Neill (role: Ephraim Cabot)
- 1955: The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes (role: Dan Hillard) - director: Robert Montgomery - with Paul Newman
- 1952: Oscar in the Best Male Supporting Actor category for Endstation Sehnsucht
- 1955: Nomination for Best Male Supporting Actor for Die Faust im Nacken
- 1957: Nomination for Best Actor in a Drama for Baby Doll - Don't Desire the Other Woman
- 1963: Nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical for Gypsy - Queen of the Night
- 1976: Nomination for Best Actor in a TV Drama for The Streets of San Francisco
- Malden received a British Film Academy Award nomination , an Emmy and four other nominations, three times the Laurel Award , the Mary Pickford Award of the Satellite Awards and the 1979 Bambi
- In 2004 he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for life's work and services to acting. The award was presented to him by his friend Michael Douglas.
- A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is to honor him at the address 6231 Hollywood Blvd admitted.
- Karl Malden in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Karl Malden in the nndb (English)
- ↑ Mona Malden, Actress and Widow of Karl Malden, Dies at 102. Retrieved on March 12, 2020 .
- ↑ not to be confused with the city of Brentwood in the southern Contra Costa County of California.
- ↑ Karl Malden dies at 97, Oscar-winning actor obituary in the Los Angeles Times, July 2, 2009 (accessed July 3, 2009).
- ^ Knerger.de: The grave of Karl Malden
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Sekulovich, Mladen George (maiden name); Секуловић, Младен Ђорђе (Serbian); Sekulović, Mladen Đorđe (transcription)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||US-American actor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 22, 1912|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Chicago , Illinois|
|DATE OF DEATH||July 1, 2009|
|Place of death||Brentwood (Los Angeles) , California|