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mscelina
07-01-2009, 11:41 PM
Just heard--Karl Malden has died at age 97.

97! I had no clue. He was born in 1912--who would have thought? At any rate, one of the greatest actors of the 20th century has left us. How sad.

Shadow_Ferret
07-01-2009, 11:43 PM
Wow. What a month.

RIP.

som1luvsmi
07-01-2009, 11:46 PM
Nooo. That's so sad. I remember when I first saw him in Pollyanna.

Rest in peace.

K. Taylor
07-01-2009, 11:48 PM
Quite a career. I didn't realize he was quite that old.

Jersey Chick
07-02-2009, 12:02 AM
Whoa... I remember him from the American Express (I think it was American Express) ads and Patton, among other things. I had no idea he was 97, though... talk about a good run.

ChunkyC
07-02-2009, 07:25 PM
My intro to Karl Malden was the TV series that also introduced me to Michael Douglas: The Streets of San Francisco. He was a great, great actor.

Rest easy, Mr. Malden, and thank you for all the wonderful entertainment you gave us.

Stew21
07-02-2009, 07:55 PM
RIP.


Remember what a great job he did in On The Waterfront ? fantastic actor.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/32/Karl_malden_on_the_waterfront_1.jpg

Branwyn
07-02-2009, 07:56 PM
RIP

Loved Streets of SF.

Adelaide
07-04-2009, 08:52 AM
A Streetcar Named Desire is one of my favorite movies. He died at a ripe old age. Good for him on filling a long life with accomplishment.

benbradley
07-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Whoa... I remember him from the American Express (I think it was American Express) ads and Patton, among other things. I had no idea he was 97, though... talk about a good run.
I presume these were the American Express Travelers Checks ads, I think from the '70's? He would start off narrating in second person: "You've gone to <some exotic playground> for a vacation, but you've just lost your travelers' checks, and they WEREN'T American Express. What will you do, WHAT WILL YOU DO?"*

Woah, here's a collection/playlist of his commercials (though not the one(s) I was thinking of):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=323618B561A9A0D6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL

* This unanswerable question is to be included in my upcoming memoir.

RickN
07-06-2009, 05:13 AM
I presume these were the American Express Travelers Checks ads, I think from the '70's? He would start off narrating in second person: "You've gone to <some exotic playground> for a vacation, but you've just lost your travelers' checks, and they WEREN'T American Express. What will you do, WHAT WILL YOU DO?"*

Woah, here's a collection/playlist of his commercials (though not the one(s) I was thinking of):
http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=323618B561A9A0D6&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL

* This unanswerable question is to be included in my upcoming memoir.


I don't recall him doing traveller's checks. But, "The American Express Card. Don't leave home without it" must be one of the most famous/memorable commercial taglines ever.