The Playgoer: Karl Malden

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Karl Malden

Malden as Mitch. Definitive.

Not to make this Obituary Central here, but Karl Malden has now passed, and I find it amazing to think what a link he was, at 97, back to a great theatrical heritage. Known from movies, of course (and American Express commercials), remember too that he was the original Mitch in the play Streetcar (not just the film) and also had a brief role in the original 1937 Golden Boy in the Group Theatre, with which he apprenticed.

Rest in peace Mladen Sekulovich of Gary, Indiana...

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