Karl Malden


Actor
Karl Malden

About

Also Known As
Mladen George Sekulovich, Cpl. Karl Malden
Birth Place
Gary, Indiana, USA
Born
March 22, 1912
Died
July 01, 2009
Cause of Death
Natural Causes

Biography

A forceful and dynamic star of stage, film and television for over six decades, Karl Malden was an Academy Award-winning actor who found fame in the 1950s and 1960s in a wide variety of character roles and the occasional lead. An exceptionally versatile performer, he could play all points on the moral compass with unwavering verisimilitude. Audiences believed him as both the lovelorn Mit...

Photos & Videos

Gypsy - Movie Poster
Birdman of Alcatraz - Movie Poster
Take the High Ground! - Publicity Stills

Family & Companions

Mona Graham
Wife
Actor. Married in 1938.

Bibliography

"When Do I Start?: A Memoir"
Karl Malden and Carla Malden, Simon & Schuster (1997)

Notes

Malden was awarded an honorary doctorate from Valparaiso University in spring 2001.

Biography

A forceful and dynamic star of stage, film and television for over six decades, Karl Malden was an Academy Award-winning actor who found fame in the 1950s and 1960s in a wide variety of character roles and the occasional lead. An exceptionally versatile performer, he could play all points on the moral compass with unwavering verisimilitude. Audiences believed him as both the lovelorn Mitch in "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and the forthright Father Barry in "On the Waterfront" (1954) and as the lustful husband of a teenage bride in "Baby Doll" (1956) or as the tongue-in-cheek super-villain Julian Wells in "Murderers' Row" (1966). He shifted his attention to television in the 1970s and scored a sizable hit with "The Streets of San Francisco" (ABC, 1972-77) while lending his credibility to countless commercials for American Express. Well-respected by his peers in the industry, he also served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1989 to 1993.

Born Mladen Sekulovich in Gary, IN on March 22, 1913, he was the son of Serbian and Czech parents and allegedly did not speak English until he entered kindergarten. Malden's father was an actor in his native Serbia, so it was little surprise his son developed an interest in acting as a boy through plays at their church and in his high school's drama department. A popular student, he was also athletically inclined and a top basketball player, but apparently a frequent target for wayward elbows; Malden earned his trademark nose by breaking it twice during games.

After graduating from the Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts, Malden failed to land a basketball scholarship to Arkansas, so instead worked with his father in the infamous Gary steel mills from 1931 through 1934. He departed Indiana for the Goodman Theatre Dramatic School in 1934 and graduated in 1937 at the height of the Great Depression. While there, he adopted his stage name - Karl was taken from an uncle - and met Mona Graham, whom he would marry in 1938. Their marriage was the third longest lasting in Hollywood history, behind only actor Norman Lloyd and wife Peggy and legendary comic Bob Hope and wife Dolores.

Malden headed East for New York in 1937 and landed his first role on Broadway that year in Clifford Odets' "Golden Boy," which introduced him to the Group Theatre and director Elia Kazan, with whom he would collaborate on several memorable projects. More stage work soon followed, as did his first screen role in Garson Kanin's "They Knew What They Wanted" (1940), starring Carole Lombard. Malden's career was put on hold for military service in the Army Air Force during World War II, during which he appeared in the play and film "Winged Victory" (1944). He resumed his career in 1945 and earned excellent notices for Kazan-directed productions of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" (1947) and Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951).

His film career took off in 1951 with his reprisal of Mitch, the sad-eyed suitor of Blanche DuBois (Vivien Leigh) opposite Marlon Brando in Kazan's film version of "A Streetcar Named Desire." His vulnerable portrayal won him the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and assured him a place as one of Hollywood's most dependable character actors. His versatility allowed him to tackle a wide variety of roles - from upstanding authority figures like the dogged police inspector in Alfred Hitchcock's "I Confess" (1953) and tough "waterfront priest" Father Barry (which earned him an Oscar nod) in Kazan's "On the Waterfront" (1954), to baseball star Jimmy Piersall's demanding dad in the biopic "Fear Strikes Out" (1957) and the over-possessive husband of a sexed-up teen bride in Kazan's controversial "Baby Doll" (1954). Malden also made his directorial debut through friend Richard Widmark, who starred in and produced "Time Limit" (1957), a wartime drama about an Army major (Richard Basehart) accused of collaborating with the North Koreans. He later completed the filming of the Western drama "The Hanging Tree" (1959) for director Delmer Daves.

Malden remained busy throughout the 1960s in a array of diverse roles, including the strict warden who butts heads with convict Burt Lancaster in "The Birdman of Alcatraz" (1962) and a stern settler opposed to James Stewart romancing his daughter (Malden's "Baby Doll" co-star Carroll Baker) in the epic Western, "How The West Was Won" (1962). More nuanced characters included a former outlaw-turned-sheriff in Marlon Brando's directorial debut "One Eyed Jacks" (1961), Steve McQueen's morally uncertain pal in "The Cincinnati Kid" (1966), and as Rosalind Russell's agent and romantic partner in "Gypsy" (1962), which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. There were also a few offbeat turns during the decade, most notably in the Dean Martin spy spoof "Murderers' Row," which cast him as Matt Helm's metal-nosed nemesis, and as a Southern millionaire with designs on stewardess Lois Nettleton in "Come Fly with Me" (1963).

Malden offered strong support as WWII General Omar Bradley to George C. Scott's "Patton" (1970), and balanced his time in the early years of the decade between American projects like Blake Edwards' ill-fated "Wild Rovers" (1971) and Italian films for directors like Dario Argento in "Cat O'Nine Tails" (1971), which cast him as a blind man attempting to uncover a killer's identity. Though he had been a frequent guest star on television during the 1950s, he had not committed to a series until 1972, when he was cast as veteran detective Mike Stone in the Quinn Martin-produced "The Streets of San Francisco." Malden was nominated for four Emmys and a Golden Globe for his performance. The show itself earned critical and viewer acclaim for its location shooting, automobile chases, gritty plots, and the father-son relationship between Malden and Michael Douglas as his younger partner. Their chemistry together was so strong that the show's ratings plummeted after Douglas departed, following the success of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975), which he had produced. However, Douglas never forgot the man who mentored him, often paying tribute to him whenever given the chance. Malden would go on to borrow Detective Stone's trench coat and fedora for a series of terse TV spots for American Express, uttering the unforgettable catchphrase, "Don't leave home without it." The line quickly entered the national consciousness and became fodder for all manner of parodies, most notably by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show" (NBC, 1962- ). Malden would remain as the company's television spokesman for over 20 years.

Malden returned briefly to features for two dreadful disaster films - "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" (1979) and "Meteor" (1979), which cast him as a NASA chief battling a colossal runaway asteroid - before settling into a string of well-received television movies. He gave series work another shot with "Skag" (NBC, 1980), a short-lived drama based on the Emmy-nominated TV movie of the same name about a Polish steel worker (Malden) who attempts to hold his family together after suffering a stroke. Other excellent made-for-TV features included "Miracle On Ice" (1981), which cast Malden as Herb Brooks, coach of the 1980 American Olympic hockey team who ultimately beat the Russian team against all odds; "Fatal Vision" (1984), with Malden in an Emmy-winning turn as Freddy Kassab, who attempts to prove that his daughter was murdered by her husband, Green Beret doctor Jeffrey McDonald; and "The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro" (1987), for which Malden played the ill-fated Leon Klinghoffer, who was murdered by terrorists aboard an ocean liner and shoved overboard. There were also a few film roles, including an unsympathetic turn as Barbra Streisand's abusive father in "Nuts" (1987).

Malden's output slowed considerably in the 1990s. He appeared as actress Patty Duke's doctor in the biopic "Call Me Anna" (1990) and reprised Mike Stone for the inevitable TV movie revival "Back to the Streets of San Francisco" (1992). The following year, he began his five-year term as the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and penned his autobiography, Where Do I Start? in 1997. Two years later, he found himself at the center of a Hollywood controversy when he championed a special Oscar for director Elia Kazan. The award was viewed as undeserved by many in the motion picture industry because of Kazan's role in naming alleged communists working in Hollywood before the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1950s. Malden remained unmoved, citing Kazan's artistic contributions to the community, and arranged for Robert De Niro to present the award after Marlon Brando refused to appear at the ceremony in protest.

Malden's last on-screen performance to date came in a 2000 episode of "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). He spent much of the new millennium receiving awards and accolades from a variety of organizations, including a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild in 2004. Malden also served as a member of the United States Postal Service's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which reviewed recommendations for postage stamps. For his contributions in this area, a postal station in Los Angeles was named after him in 2005. After a long life in the spotlight, the 97-year-old actor died at his Brentwood home on July 1, 2009, reportedly from natural causes.

Filmography

 

Director (Feature Film)

The Hanging Tree (1959)
Director
Time Limit (1957)
Director

Cast (Feature Film)

Who is Norman Lloyd? (2007)
Himself
Vanished Without a Trace (1993)
Editor Ray
Back to the Streets of San Francisco (1992)
Captain Mike Stone
Absolute Strangers (1991)
Call Me Anna (1990)
Hijacking Of The Achille Lauro (1989)
Leon Klinghoffer
My Father, My Son (1988)
Nuts (1987)
Billy Galvin (1986)
With Intent to Kill (1984)
Tom Nolen
Twilight Time (1982)
Marko
The Sting II (1982)
Word of Honor (1981)
Miracle On Ice (1981)
Skag (1980)
Meteor (1979)
Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Captains Courageous (1977)
The Streets of San Francisco (1972)
Lieutenant Mike Stone
The Summertime Killer (1972)
Wild Rovers (1971)
Walter Buckman
Cat O'Nine Tails (1971)
Franco Arno
Patton (1970)
Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Blue (1968)
Doc Morton
Hot Millions (1968)
Carlton J. Klemper
Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Leo Newbegin
The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967)
Judge Higgins
Hotel (1967)
Keycase
Nevada Smith (1966)
Tom Fitch
Murderers' Row (1966)
Julian Wall
The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Shooter
Dead Ringer (1964)
Sgt. Jim Hobbson
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Captain Wessels
How the West Was Won (1963)
Zebulon Prescott
Come Fly with Me (1963)
Walter Lucas
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Harvey Shoemaker
Gypsy (1962)
Herbie Sommers
All Fall Down (1962)
Ralph Willart
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Dad Longworth
Parrish (1961)
Judd Raike
The Great Impostor (1961)
Father Devlin as
Pollyanna (1960)
Reverend Paul Ford
The Hanging Tree (1959)
Frenchy Plante
Fear Strikes Out (1957)
John Piersall
Bombers B-52 (1957)
Sgt. Chuck Brennan
Baby Doll (1956)
Archie Lee Meighan
On the Waterfront (1954)
Father Barry
Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Dr. Marais
I Confess (1953)
Inspector Larreau
Ruby Gentry (1953)
Jim Gentry
Take the High Ground! (1953)
Sgt. Laverne Holt
The Sellout (1952)
[Captain] Buck Maxwell
Operation Secret (1952)
Maj. Latrec
A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
Mitch
Diplomatic Courier (1952)
Sgt. Ernie Guelvada
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
[C. E.] Doc [Jones]
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Lt. Thomas
The Gunfighter (1950)
Mac
13 Rue Madeleine (1947)
Flyer
Kiss of Death (1947)
Sgt. William Cullen
Boomerang! (1947)
Lt. White
Winged Victory (1944)
Adams
They Knew What They Wanted (1940)
Red

Cast (Special)

Brando (Part 2) (2007)
Himself
Brando (Part 1) (2007)
Himself
The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
SAG Awards Show (2000)
Presenter
Richard Widmark: Strength of Characters (2000)
Anthony Perkins: A Life in the Shadows (1999)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)
Performer
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) 13th Annual Hall of Fame (1998)
Performer
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards (1996)
Presenter
P.T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman (1995)
Voice
Earth and the American Dream (1993)
Voice
The 19th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Kirk Douglas (1991)
Performer
Stella Adler: Awake and Dream (1989)
Harold Clurman: A Life of Theatre (1989)
The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1987)
Performer
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1984)
Performer

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Alice in Wonderland (1985)
Fatal Vision (1984)
Freddy Kassab

Life Events

1937

Stage debut in "Golden Boy"

1937

Moved to NYC

1938

Appeared on Broadway in "How to Get Tough About It" and "Missouri Legend"

1940

Film debut, "They Knew What They Wanted"

1943

Was a member of the ensemble of "Winged Victory," produced on Broadway; reprised role in film adaptation

1947

Breakthrough stage role in original cast of Arthur Miller's drama, "All My Sons," directed by Elia Kazan

1949

Early TV credits include "Little Women" (CBS)

1951

Acted on stage in "Peer Gynt"

1951

Reprised role of Mitch in the Kazan-directed feature version of "A Streetcar Named Desire"; won Supporting Actor Oscar

1953

Co-starred in the thriller, "I Confess," helmed by Alfred Hitchcock

1954

Earned second Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor as the dockside priest in Kazan's "On the Waterfront"

1955

Returned to Broadway in "Desperate Hours"

1956

Reunited with Kazan and Tennessee Williams for the feature film "Baby Doll"

1957

Made last stage appearance to date in "The Egghead"

1957

Cast as baseball player Jimmy Piersall's father in the biopic, "Fear Strikes Out"

1957

Directed feature, "Time Limit"

1960

Co-starred in the Disney feature, "Pollyanna"

1961

Acted in Marlon Brando's directorial debut, "One-Eyed Jacks"

1962

Had banner year with four strong performances: as Warren Beatty's father in the drama "All Fall Down"; the prison warden in "Birdman of Alcatraz"; the patriarch of a pioneer family in "How the West Was Won"; and as the suitor to Madame Rose in "Gypsy"

1965

Co-starred in "The Cincinnati Kid"

1967

Acted opposite Michael Caine (as Harry Palmer) in the Ken Russell-directed "Billion Dollar Brain"

1970

Portrayed General Omar Bradley to George C. Scott's "Patton"

1977

Starred in the small screen remake of "Captains Courageous" (ABC)

1979

Had featured roles in two disaster-themed features, "Beyond the Poseidon Adventure" and "Meteor"

1980

Starred in short-lived series "Skag" (NBC)

1981

Portrayed US Olympic hockey coach Herb Brooks in the ABC movie, "Miracle on Ice"

1984

Offered memorable, Emmy-winning turn as a man who slowly comes to suspect his daughter was murdered by her husband in the based-on-fact NBC miniseries, "Fatal Vision"

1985

Appeared as the Walrus in an all-star CBS version of "Alice in Wonderland"

1987

Hosted and narrated a pair of NBC specials, "Unsolved Mysteries"

1987

Made last feature film appearance in courtroom drama, "Nuts"

1988

Cast as Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Jr., whose decision to authorize the use of Agent Orange in Vietnam has repercussions on his family in the fact-based CBS drama, "My Father, My Son"

1989

Portrayed wheelchair-bound Leon Klinghoffer who was murdered by terrorists in "The Hijacking of the Achille Lauro" (NBC)

1990

Co-starred in the ABC movie "Call Me Anna," based on actress Patty Duke's autobiography

1992

Reprised his signature TV role of policeman Mike Stone in "Back to the Streets of San Francisco" (NBC)

1993

Portrayed a bus driver who fought to save himself and a group of school children who were kidnapped and buried alive in the true story "They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping Story" (ABC)

2000

Made guest appearance as a priest on NBC's acclaimed "The West Wing"

Photo Collections

Gypsy - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Gypsy (1962), starring Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Birdman of Alcatraz - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), starring Burt Lancaster. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Take the High Ground! - Publicity Stills
Here are a few publicity stills from MGM's Take the High Ground! (1953), starring Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, and Elaine Stewart. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
How the West Was Won - Program Book
Here is the souvenir Program Book sold at Roadshow engagements for the 1962 epic in Cinerama, How the West Was Won.
All Fall Down - Publicity Stills
Here are several photos taken to help publicize MGM's All Fall Down (1962), starring Warren Beatty, Eva Marie Saint, Karl Malden, and Angela Lansbury. Publicity stills were specially-posed photos, usually taken off the set, for purposes of publicity or reference for promotional artwork.
On the Waterfront - Movie Posters
Here are a few American release movies posters from On the Waterfront (1954), starring Marlon Brando.
The Cincinnati Kid - Behind-the-Scenes Photos
Here are some stills taken behind-the-scenes during production of The Cincinnati Kid (1965), starring Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Tuesday Weld, and Edward G. Robinson, and directed by Norman Jewison.
Pollyanna (1960) - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Disney's Pollyanna (1960). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
Billion Dollar Brain - Movie Poster
Here is the American one-sheet movie poster for Billion Dollar Brain (1967), starring Michael Caine and directed by Ken Russell. One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.
All Fall Down - Movie Poster
Here is the American One-Sheet Movie Poster from All Fall Down (1962). One-sheets measured 27x41 inches, and were the poster style most commonly used in theaters.

Videos

Movie Clip

Gypsy (1962) - Let Me Entertain You Early days, Karl Malden as Herbie (stage name Uncle Jocko) intervenes somewhat to do the right thing for young June (Suzanne Cupito) and Louise (Diane Pace), a Styne/Sondheim tune getting murdered, and Mama Rose (Rosalind Russell) storms in, 1920’s vaudeville, in Gypsy, 1962.
Norman Lloyd: Live From The TCM Classic Film Festival (2016) - Open, Professional Ben Mankiewicz introduces Norman Lloyd before a live audience at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles, from the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival, in Norman Lloyd: Live From The TCM Classic Film Festival, 2016, produced by Gary Freedman for TCM.
Come Fly With Me (1963) - Cavitation Still on her first flight, Brewster (Pamela Tiffin) gets punked by Teddy (James Dobson), as Bergie (Lois Nettleton) meets Lucas (Karl Malden) and a drunk, and Donna (Dolores Hart) encounters the baron (Karl Boehm), Winsley (Hugh O'Brian) observing, plots taking off, in Come Fly With Me, 1963.
Come Fly With Me (1963) - Lafayette, We Are Here! Just de-planed at Orly, “Tex” Lucas (Karl Malden), having gained a phone number from flight attendant Bergie (Lois Nettleton), is surprised to be met by a private car, as the girls (Pamela Tiffin as kooky Carol, Dolores Hart as savvy Donna) catch a cab, and Paris appears, early in MGM’s Come Fly With Me, 1962.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Open, Dream Has Come True With a neat shift from Lalo Schifrin music grooviness to evil-apocalyptic spy spoof, the opening of the 1966 "Matt Helm" feature Murderers' Row, starring Dean Martin, Ann-Margret and Karl Malden.
Murderers' Row (1966) - Not The Marrying Kind Spy Matt Helm, casing an apartment, doesn't notice some guy named Dean Martin singing "Not The Marrying Kind," (by Lalo Schifrin and Howard Greenfield) as Coco (Camilla Sparv), Wall (Karl Malden) and Suzie (Ann-Margret) are introduced, in Murderers' Row, 1966.
Hotel (1967) - I Detest You! Quick look at many in the all-star cast, Richard Conte as house detective Dupere looking into a car accident, Rod Taylor as his manager McDermott, Merle Oberon and Michael Rennie as the duke and duchess hiding we're-not-sure-what, Karl Malden the thief, in Hotel, 1967, from an Arthur Hailey novel.
How The West Was Won (1962) - In The Spirit Of Your Forefathers Trapper Rawlings (James Stewart) is planning revenge on merchant bandit Hawkins (Walter Brennan) and crew, even as he’s fleecing bible beating Prescott (Karl Malden) and his clan (Agnes Moorehead, Debbie Reynolds, Carroll Baker et al), mayhem ensuing, in director Henry Hathaway’s segment of How The West Was Won, 1962.
Fear Strikes Out (1957) - I Showed 'Em! Never happened but represents similar incidents, Jim Piersall (Anthony Perkins), hits an inside-the-park home run at Fenway, Dad (Karl Malden) and wife (Norma Moore) in the stands, then wigs out, in Fear Strikes Out, 1957.
Ruby Gentry (1953) - Brains And Breedin' Tracy (Phyllis Avery) arrives at the lodge, meeting Dr. Manfred (Bernard Phillips), collecting boyfriend Boake (Charlton Heston), testy with her rival Jennifer Jones (title character), who then tangles with brother Jewel (James Anderson), in King Vidor's Ruby Gentry, 1953.
Ruby Gentry (1953) - Just Anatomy After a prologue, narration into the opening scene by Dr. Manfred (Bernard Phillips), with local rich guy Jim Gentry (Karl Malden), meeting Jennifer Jones (title character) at her family's hunting lodge, from Max Ophuls' Ruby Gentry, 1953.
Beyond The Poseidon Adventure (1979) - I Hope You're A Religious Man On his tug in the Mediterranean the morning after the first movie, Captain Turner (Michael Caine) with mate Wilbur (Karl Malden) and semi-stowaway Celeste (Sally Field) find the liner, planning salvage, when Telly Savalas arrives, playing a Greek doctor, in Beyond The Poseidon Adventure, 1979.

Trailer

Gunfighter, The - (Re-issue Trailer) The fastest gun in the West (Gregory Peck) tries to escape his reputation in The Gunfighter (1950).
I Confess - (Original Trailer) Montgomery Clift plays a priest accused of murder who hears but cannot tell the confession of the actual murderer in Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953).
Patton - (Original Trailer) George C. Scott won a Best Actor Oscar for Patton (1970), the story of the colorful World War II general.
Hanging Tree, The - (Original Trailer) A doctor (Gary Cooper) saves a man from hanging then tries to run his life in The Hanging Tree (1959).
On The Waterfront - (Original Trailer) Eight Academy Awards went to On The Waterfront (1954) about a stevedore (Marlon Brando) thinking of informing on the mob.
Fear Strikes Out - (Original Trailer) Major League star Jimmy Piersall (Anthony Perkins) fights to save his sanity in Fear Strikes Out (1957).
Dead Ringer - (Original Trailer) Bette Davis vs. her evil twin in Dead Ringer (1964), a thriller directed by her former Now, Voyager co-star Paul Henreid.
Baby Doll - (Original Trailer) Carroll Baker stars as the child bride Baby Doll (1956) in the most notorious movie from a Tennessee Williams' play, directed by Elia Kazan.
Gypsy - (Original Trailer) A domineering mother (Rosalind Russell) pushes her two daughters to burlesque stardom in Gypsy (1962), with Natalie Wood playing the title role of Gypsy Rose Lee.
Come Fly With Me - (Original Trailer) Three stewardesses try to find husbands while flying over the Atlantic in the romantic comedy Come Fly With Me (1963).
One-Eyed Jacks - (Original Trailer) An outlaw seeks revenge on the former friend who betrayed him to the law in One Eyed Jacks (1961), directed by and starring Marlon Brando.
Cheyenne Autumn - (Original Trailer) A reluctant calvary Captain must track a defiant tribe of migrating Cheyennes in Cheyenne Autumn (1964).

Promo

Family

Petar Sekulovich
Father
Actor, steel mill worker, milk deliverer. Yugoslavian immigrant; was an actor in Serbia before moving to the US where he worked in a steel mill and then delivered milk in Gary, IN.
Minnie Sekulovich
Mother
Actor. Of Czech ancestry.
Mila Malden
Daughter
Carla Malden
Daughter
Writer. Co-wrote father's memoirs.

Companions

Mona Graham
Wife
Actor. Married in 1938.

Bibliography

"When Do I Start?: A Memoir"
Karl Malden and Carla Malden, Simon & Schuster (1997)

Notes

Malden was awarded an honorary doctorate from Valparaiso University in spring 2001.