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Malden, Karl


Biographical history

Karl Malden (1912-2009) was an actor.

Karl Malden was born March 22, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, to a Czech mother and a Serbian father. He worked in the steel industry until 1934, when he left to attend the Arkansas State Teacher's College and the Goodman Theater Dramatic School. He then went to New York to pursue acting.

In New York, Malden worked in plays under the direction of Elia Kazan. He served in World War II, and when he came back he was in A Streetcar Named Desire, for which he won an Oscar. He went on to star in dozens of films including Pollyanna, How the West was Won, and Patton.

In 1988 Malden became the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and held that position for five years. Karl Malden died July 1, 2009, in Los Angeles, CA.

Internet Movie Database, via WWW, September 28, 2017 (all above)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Recordings of interviews by James D'Arc

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31107232579331]
Identifier: MSS 9067
Scope and Contents 19 cassette tapes and one floppy disc -- Mark Rydell, 3 Sept. 1975; Annick Smith, 18 April 1996; Andrew V. McLaglen, 12 March 1999; Michael Burrows, 29 May 1998; Zoe Porter, July 1991; Bryce and Hahn Chamberlain, 21 July 2015; Michael J. Lewis; Danny Gould; Dan Carlquist; Tony Thomas; Jackie Rife, Karl Malden, 14 July 1987; The Chinese Theater. Interviews conducted by James D'Arc during his time as Arts and Communications curator for L. Tom Perry Special Collections. Interviews largely based...
Dates: 1975-2015

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