Goodbye Karl Malden

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    Is death on a celebrity hunting safari these days?

    Oscar-winner Karl Malden died today at age 97 of natural causes. He was nominated for Oscar twice, won once. He also had been nominated for the Emmy four times, winning once, nominated for the Golden Globe numerous times, never winning.

    Malden was one of the best actors Hollywood ever had. He gave deep, landmark performances in a host of difficult roles. Malden's portrayal of Father Barry in Elia Kazan's magnificent, On the Waterfront, earned him his Oscar. Malden was not a handsome man, relying on his character to bring life to his roles. He frequently played the everyguy, the guy who couldn't catch a break.

    He was among the very best character actors in Hollywood. His film credits alone speak to his ability to command respect from the top directors and actors in the business.

    He played in The Birdman of Alcatraz, How the West Was Won, Patton, Gypsy, Baby Doll, Halls of Montezuma, A Streetcar Named Desire, and for years played in the TV show, The Streets of San Francisco.

    Malden brought credibility to his characters, giving them depth of conviction. His large bulbous nose, the first thing anyone would notice, disappeared as his characters took form. He had such remarkable talent and I'm ever so glad to have a few of his movies in my DVD collection.
     
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    Wow what a career he had. This has been quite a couple of weeks it's hard to take it all in. On the lighter side...I got an Amex because of him!
     
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    I always loved the guy for his perfomance as Herbie in Gypsy.
     
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    The man was 97 and had been married for seventy years. Well done.
     
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    Damn, just a matter of time for all of us, but Hollywood has suffered more casualties than the Iraq war these past few days ?
     
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    A wonderful actor and from what I've heard, an equally wonderful person. He will be missed.



    Thank you Jason for creating this thread.
     
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    David Carradine, Michael Roof, Roméo LeBlanc, Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Mary Lou Forbes, Billy Mays, just to mention a few in the last 30 days...
    It's NOT been a good month to be a celebrity.
     
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    Amazing actor. 97 years old. A wonderful long life. He will be missed.
     
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    Well said. I'll miss Malden for all the reasons you listed.
     
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