Karl Malden

1912 - 2009

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Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) was an American actor. He was primarily a character actor, who according to Robert Berkvist, "for more than 60 years brought an intelligent intensity and a homespun authenticity to roles in theater, film, and television", especially in such classic films as A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, On the Waterfront (1954), Pollyanna (1960), and One-Eyed Jacks (1961). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Malden has received more than 2,246,711 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 48 in 2019). Karl Malden is the 489th most popular actor (down from 363rd in 2019), the 920th most popular biography from United States (down from 746th in 2019) and the 251st most popular American Actor.

Karl Malden is most famous for his role as Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak in the 1970s television series Kojak.

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Among actors, Karl Malden ranks 489 out of 10,030Before him are Cillian Murphy, Harry Dean Stanton, Emma, Lady Hamilton, Jude Law, Bourvil, and Lillian Gish. After him are Gerard Butler, Louise Fletcher, Lance Henriksen, Barbara Stanwyck, Yoshiko Yamaguchi, and John Lithgow.

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Among people born in 1912, Karl Malden ranks 39Before him are Leonid Kantorovich, Konrad Emil Bloch, Otto Kretschmer, Glenn T. Seaborg, Patrick White, and Otto Ernst Remer. After him are Edward Mills Purcell, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, Juan Pujol García, Don Siegel, and Kim Philby. Among people deceased in 2009, Karl Malden ranks 26Before him are Ralf Dahrendorf, Omar Bongo, Bobby Robson, Abdurrahman Wahid, Milorad Pavić, and Vitaly Ginzburg. After him are John Updike, Sydney Chaplin, Günther Rall, Jean Dausset, João Bernardo Vieira, and Patrick McGoohan.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Karl Malden ranks 920 out of 15,968Before him are Willie Nelson (1933), Steve Martin (1945), Mark David Chapman (1955), Percy Spencer (1894), James Jones (1921), and Lillian Gish (1893). After him are Stan Getz (1927), Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), D. W. Griffith (1875), and John Updike (1932).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Karl Malden ranks 251Before him are Richard Crenna (1926), Christopher Lambert (1957), Burt Young (1940), Tom Waits (1949), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), and Lillian Gish (1893). After him are Louise Fletcher (1934), Lance Henriksen (1940), Barbara Stanwyck (1907), John Lithgow (1945), Vincent Price (1911), and David Hasselhoff (1952).

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