Karl Malden

Oscar winner Karl Malden, who created the role of Mitch in the original Broadway production of A Streetcar Named Desire and played Herbie in the film of "Gypsy," died July 1, 2009, according to The Los Angeles Times. He was 97. Born Mladen Sekulovich in March 1919, Karl Malden starred opposite Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy and Kim Hunter in the premiere 1947 staging of Tennessee Williams' Streetcar, repeating his role on film to Oscar-winning effect. He was also nominated for an Academy Award for his work in 1954's "On the Waterfront."

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  • Also known as: Mladen Sekulovich, Pvt. Karl Malden
  • Born: Mar 22, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Death: Jul 1, 2009 in Los Angeles, California