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Daquan13
July 1st, 2009, 05:21 PM
Add a 6th one to the list.

Screen legend / actor Karl Malden has died. He was 97. No cause was given.

Karl starred in many classic films, but he was best known for starring in the '70s crime show Streets of San Francisco with actor Michael Douglas. :(

Fabrizio
July 1st, 2009, 05:54 PM
And the Hollywood-death-a-thon continues.... but at least we've returned to the A-list.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/02/movies/02malden.html?hp

Daquan13
July 1st, 2009, 06:14 PM
Who's next, I wonder?

Yeah, I remember the American Express Travelers' Checks TV commercial.

At the end of the commercial, he always said; "Never leave home without them."

Thanks for the link, BTW.

ZippyTheChimp
July 1st, 2009, 06:19 PM
Karl Malden and Vivien Leigh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYmbXNKtjzI)

stache
July 1st, 2009, 06:31 PM
RIP Mrs. Slocombe, from 'Are You Being Served?'. :(

ZippyTheChimp
July 1st, 2009, 06:37 PM
Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, and Eli Wallach in Baby Doll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLUMV2CLXEw).

Steamy Carroll.

stache
July 1st, 2009, 06:43 PM
Also 'The Fortune Cookie'.

Fabrizio
July 1st, 2009, 07:02 PM
Karl Malden and Vivien Leigh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYmbXNKtjzI)

^ what a beautiful clip. And just think kids: once upon a time, long ago and far away, language was used like this:

"He was a boy, just a boy, when I was a very young girl. When I was sixteen, I made the discovery—love. All at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that’s how it struck the world for me. But I was unlucky. Deluded. There was something about the boy, a nervousness, a tenderness an uncertainty and I didn't understand... I didn't understand why this boy who wrote poetry didn't seem able to do anything else. He lost evey job. He came to me for help, but I didn't know then. I didn't know anything except that I loved him unendearably. At night I pretended to sleep, but I heard him crying... crying.... crying the way a lost child cries."

Fabrizio
July 1st, 2009, 07:12 PM
Who's next, I wonder?


I placed a bet on Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Daquan13
July 1st, 2009, 07:39 PM
This has got to be the saddest time as far as losing celebs are concerned! :(

lofter1
July 1st, 2009, 09:08 PM
Truly a great actor and a first-class man. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Mr. Malden many years ago and he couldn't have been more generous or gracious. They don't make them like that anymore.

Bob
July 1st, 2009, 10:08 PM
Karl Malden's portrayal of General Omar Bradley in the 1970 film Patton was superb. He played it exactly right and never upstaged the similarly-brilliant George C. Scott. Great casting in a truly great film.

ZippyTheChimp
July 2nd, 2009, 08:52 AM
Hollywood was once loaded with character actors like Karl Malden, who developed their skills on the stage. They were professional, dependable, and made films work. Directors knew what they were getting.

Like Thelma Ritter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Ritter), who played the nurse in Rear Window.

"I want no part of it."

Ninjahedge
July 2nd, 2009, 09:04 AM
^ what a beautiful clip. And just think kids: once upon a time, long ago and far away, language was used like this:

"He was a boy, just a boy, when I was a very young girl. When I was sixteen, I made the discovery—love. All at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that’s how it struck the world for me. But I was unlucky. Deluded. There was something about the boy, a nervousness, a tenderness an uncertainty and I didn't understand... I didn't understand why this boy who wrote poetry didn't seem able to do anything else. He lost evey job. He came to me for help, but I didn't know then. I didn't know anything except that I loved him unendearably. At night I pretended to sleep, but I heard him crying... crying.... crying the way a lost child cries."

Translation for the next Generation:

He was, like, this guy, ya know? Like when I was a younger hottie at 16 I like Made this discovery. I was SOOO in love! It was, like, ginormous! It was like everything and nothing all wrapped up in my heart. It was like when you are in a dark room and someone like turns the light on and you are all like "HEY! Who is that?" And then you see like the Jonas Brothers like RIGHT THERE and you are like "whoa!".

No, REALLY!

But wouldn't you know it? I was like so not lucky with this guy. He seemed a bit weird, ya know? He was all like mushy and awkward. I mean, he wrote these really cool song lyrics for me, but he couldn't keep his jobs at the mall, so what is up with that?

Jeez, you know? He like would always come to me for help, but I didn't see it back then, you know? I just remember faking being asleep, and he was all like, CRYING, you know? Ya! I cuoldn't believe it. He sounded like a little kid, you know, like when they get lost in the mall and stuff?


Yeah.

Prometheus
July 2nd, 2009, 09:21 AM
Hollywood was once loaded with character actors like Karl Malden, who developed their skills on the stage. They were professional, dependable, and made films work. Directors knew what they were getting.

Like Thelma Ritter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thelma_Ritter), who played the nurse in Rear Window.

"I want no part of it."

Thelma was perfect.

Prometheus
July 2nd, 2009, 09:32 AM
^ what a beautiful clip. And just think kids: once upon a time, long ago and far away, language was used like this:

"He was a boy, just a boy, when I was a very young girl. When I was sixteen, I made the discovery—love. All at once and much, much too completely. It was like you suddenly turned a blinding light on something that had always been half in shadow, that’s how it struck the world for me. But I was unlucky. Deluded. There was something about the boy, a nervousness, a tenderness an uncertainty and I didn't understand... I didn't understand why this boy who wrote poetry didn't seem able to do anything else. He lost evey job. He came to me for help, but I didn't know then. I didn't know anything except that I loved him unendearably. At night I pretended to sleep, but I heard him crying... crying.... crying the way a lost child cries."


It's funny that you mention this. I was just watching an old Dick Cavett/Kathryn Hepburn interview from the 1970s in which she (Ms. Hepburn:p) bemoaned the decline of elocution. She mentioned how speech courses has been required during her youth and how speaking properly was by then already seen as a relic of the older generation.

I have to admit, there are times on the subway when I have a difficult time understanding people nominally speaking english around me.

Daquan13
July 2nd, 2009, 11:21 AM
I think his old show Streets of San Fran is on DVD. I might get a few. :D

lofter1
July 2nd, 2009, 12:01 PM
You can get the whole batch of SOSF (http://www.planetdvdhouse.com/product.php?productid=3933057) (5 seasons -- '72 - '77; 119 episodes) showing SF as it was back in the day when The City by the Bay was wild, fun & affordable -- all for a low $99.95 :D

Daquan13
July 2nd, 2009, 02:04 PM
Thanks, but that price is a bit steep even though it might sound like a steal.

I'm on limited income. But maybe soon. :)

lofter1
July 2nd, 2009, 05:17 PM
At less than $1 / episode it's cheaper than downloading (if available).

Mr. Malden was always solid.

But there are better showcases for his work other than SOSF, even when aired in German: Die Straßen von San Francisco (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3slWdTeBE0w&feature=related)!!

Case in point: On The Waterfront (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDH3wvlC9pY)

Again with Brando (this time MB was both star & director (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuBoxzljxEE&feature=related)): One Eyed Jacks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJdq5FP-7Hg)

KM couldn't really sing, but he was a perfect accomplice for Roz Russell and Natalie Wood in GYPSY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdIh6AR6_QU)

He held his own and more when co-starring (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7mqxJlxGGs) with the late great Miss Bette Davis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN0Dfh7gaTA&feature=related) in Dead Ringer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Xk7Y5D84A)

And he rocked the house in, yes ... Pollyanna (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UKhVRIi_yY) :D

ZippyTheChimp
July 2nd, 2009, 06:15 PM
You can download torrents of SOSF episodes for free at the Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/search/streets%20of%20san%20francisco/0/99/200).

Many aren't being seeded at the moment, but with Karl Malden's death, interest might pick up. The pilot episode torrent is active.

scumonkey
July 2nd, 2009, 07:27 PM
This site might be better!? (they are seeding)
http://btjunkie.org/search?q=streets+of+san+francisco

Merry
July 4th, 2009, 12:30 AM
Karl Malden was also marvelous in Birdman of Alcatraz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdman_of_Alcatraz_%28film%29).

Today's "actors" aren't a patch on those from back then :(.

Ninjahedge
July 6th, 2009, 08:51 AM
You can download torrents of SOSF episodes for free at the Pirate Bay (http://thepiratebay.org/search/streets%20of%20san%20francisco/0/99/200).

Many aren't being seeded at the moment, but with Karl Malden's death, interest might pick up. The pilot episode torrent is active.

Warning, PB has a LOT of little ads that can install browser hijackers or other variants (Vundo).

Do NOT walk in naked.