Karl Malden (1912-2009)

blog_maldenAnother product of Gary, Indiana has passed away: The great Oscar-winning actor Karl Malden, who shined in such classics as A Streetcar Named Desire, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Cincinnati Kid, Patton — and perhaps most notably On the Waterfront, in which he played the persuasive priest — died at age 97 in Brentwood, California. In addition to his storied career on stage and screen, he was also remembered as the spokesman for American Express who for decades delivered the signature phrase, “Don’t leave home without it.” Malden leaves behind a remarkable career.