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Karl Malden passed away at 97 years old!

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#1 of 13 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted July 01 2009 - 09:07 AM

One of my favorite actors of all-time.  His resume speaks for itself. 




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#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted July 01 2009 - 09:11 AM

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He was a big financial contributor to the BYU Media Arts Department, so I have the highest respect and gratitude for him and his work.

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Posted July 01 2009 - 09:30 AM

 97 years of age and a number of great movie roles. Amazing. Rest in peace.

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#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Joseph DeMartino

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Posted July 01 2009 - 09:38 AM

Malden was a terrific actor who had a remarkable career that spanned Broadway, television and films.  He could hold his own with the best (both his Academy Award nominations and his only win came in films starring Marlon Brando), and had major roles in a string of truly iconic films including On the Waterfront, Gypsy, Baby Doll and Patton.  (Which I happened to have watched just last week)  That was another strong Malden performance opposite a megawatt lead - George C. Scott in his Oscar-winning role.  But Malden could stand toe-to-toe with Scott and not vanish from the film frame - something that can't be said for every actor in the film. 



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Posted July 01 2009 - 10:12 AM

Actor Harve Presnell has also died totday at 75 (He was in "Fargo" "Paint Your Wagon" "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" among others

#6 of 13 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted July 01 2009 - 10:25 AM

97 years old... whoa!

Great actor, sad news. Always liked him.


I think I'll watch Patton again, this weekend.

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#7 of 13 OFFLINE   Francois Caron

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Posted July 01 2009 - 10:42 AM

97! Now that's staying power!

#8 of 13 OFFLINE   RobertR


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Posted July 01 2009 - 01:32 PM

RIP to a great actor.

#9 of 13 ONLINE   Carlo Medina

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Posted July 01 2009 - 02:46 PM

RIP. 97, now that's a life. He's seen a lot of things (born in 1912). Godspeed.

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#10 of 13 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 01 2009 - 02:54 PM

And he was happily married for 70 years. It's so sad that his type of talented guy is in such short supply in Hollywood these days.

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Posted July 03 2009 - 08:56 AM


#12 of 13 OFFLINE   Greg Bright

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Posted July 04 2009 - 11:05 PM

I vividly remember running into him (or at least passing by him) literally one evening on a downtown street in San Francisco.  This was in 1973 or so when I was stationed there.  Obviously he was there working on his hit series "Streets of San Francisco" with co-star Michael Douglas.  I remember seeing the crews filming many, many times.  He had a nose only a Durante could love.  Fond memories in the barracks rec room once a week as we all recognized familiar sites around The City.  Yeah, he was one of the good guys.  

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Posted July 06 2009 - 07:36 AM

I'll miss Karl Malden. He was a good man as well as a good artist. So many good movies that will live forever. He was a real class act. Too few of them left these days. Today's star's have very little to offer in the "class" category(compare to MJ - child molester). I think year 2009 is bad year for celebrities.