Karl Malden the everyman's actor who won an Oscar for his performance as Mitch in 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire, died today at his home in Los Angeles.
The 97-year-old actor first appeared on the big screen in 1946's They Knew What They Wanted. Malden then went on to appear in dozens of movies, including critically acclaimed roles in On the Waterfront (1954) and Baby Doll (1956), as well as Streetcar.
Malden is perhaps best-known for his five-year stint as Detective Lt. Mike Stone in the 1970's TV series The Streets of San Francisco and for his 21 years as the trench coat-wearing spokesperson who reminded people to not leave home without their American Express card. Posted 07.01.09 by reelz