Karl Malden

American actor

Karl Malden (22 March 1912 – 1 July 2009)[1] was an American actor. He worked in acting from the 1930s to 2000. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire. He was also in other classic movies, such as On the Waterfront, One-Eyed Jacks and Patton. He is perhaps best known for his role on television in the series The Streets of San Francisco during the 1970s.

Karl Malden
Publicity photo, c. 1950s
Mladen George Sekulovich
Младен Ђорђе Секуловић

(1912-03-22)March 22, 1912
DiedJuly 1, 2009(2009-07-01) (aged 97)
Resting placeWestwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery
EducationEmerson School for Visual and Performing Arts
Alma materDePaul University
Years active1935–2000
SpouseMona Greenberg (1938–2009)
ChildrenMila Malden,
Carla Malden
Parent(s)Petar Sekulović,
Minnie (née Sebera) Sekulovich

He was born Mladen Sekulovich in Chicago. He grew up in Gary, Indiana.[2] His family was Serbian.[3] In 1938, he married Broadway actress Mona Greenberg. The two would remain married until Malden's death in 2009. Greenberg died in July 2019.

At one time he served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Among other awards he won during his lifetime was an Emmy Award for his role in Fatal Vision. He was also given a Life Achievement Award by the Screen Actors' Guild in 2003.

Malden died in Los Angeles at the age of 97.[4]


  1. Potempa, Philip (2007-12-02). "Hard work and dreams: Karl Malden remembers his roots". The Times of Northwest Indiana.
  2. McLellan, Dennis (2009-07-01). "Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden dies at 97". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
  3. "Karl Malden Biography (1914?-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  4. "Hollywood actor Karl Malden dies". BBC News. July 2, 2009. Retrieved May 7, 2010.

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