Death of Karl Malden

March 22, 1912 - July 1, 2009
Los Angeles, California | Age 97

Oscar-winning actor dies at 97
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LOS ANGELES - Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage, screen and television made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97.

Malden died of natural causes surrounded by his family at his Brentwood home, they told the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. He served as the academy's president from 1989-92.

"Karl lived a rich, full life," Academy president Sid Ganis said. "He has the...

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