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  1. Karl malden Dies

    Malden starred in TV's 'The Streets of San Francisco' and made famous the American Express catchphrase 'Don't leave home without it.' He appeared in more than 50 films over his long career. 12:17 PM PDT, July 1, 2009,Karl Malden, one of Hollywood's strongest and most versatile supporting actors, who won an Oscar playing his Broadway-originated role as Mitch in "A Streetcar Named Desire," died today. He was 97. Malden starred in the 1970s TV series "The Streets of San Francisco" and was the longtime American Express traveler's-check spokesman, warning travelers to not leave home without it. He died of natural causes at his home in Brentwood, said his daughter Mila Doerner. With his unglamorous mug -- he broke his bulbous nose twice playing sports as a teenager -- the former Indiana steel-mill worker realized early on the course his acting career would take. "I was so incredibly lucky," Malden once told The Times. "I knew I wasn't a leading man. Take a look at this face." But, he vowed as a young man, he wasn't going to let his looks hamper his ambition to succeed as an actor. In a movie career that flourished in the 1950s and '60s, Malden played a variety of roles in more than 50 films, including the sympathetic priest in "On the Waterfront," the resentful husband in "Baby Doll," the warden in "Birdman of Alcatraz," the outlaw-turned-sheriff in "One-Eyed Jacks," the pioneer patriarch in "How the West Was Won," Madame Rose's suitor in "Gypsy," the card dealerin "The Cincinnati Kid" and Gen. Omar Bradley in "Patton." His varied performances established Malden, former Times film critic Charles Champlin once wrote, "as an Everyman, but one whose range moved easily up and down the levels of society and the IQ scale, from heroes to heavies and ordinary, decent guys just trying to get along." Malden was a longtime holdout to television until he agreed to play Lt. Mike Stone on the ABC police drama "The Streets of San Francisco," with Michael Douglas. The series, which ran from 1972 to 1977, earned Malden four consecutive Emmy nominations as lead actor in a drama series. When he finally won his sole Emmy, it was for outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or special, as a man who begins to suspect that his daughter was murdered by her husband in the fact-based 1984 miniseries "Fatal Vision." Malden also starred in "Skag," a short-lived 1980 NBC dramatic series in which he played a Serbian family man and union foreman at a Pittsburgh steel mill. But for all his movie and television roles, it was primarily the series of American Express traveler's-check commercials Malden made between 1973 and 1994 that gave him his greatest public recognition. (Even Johnny Carson, complete with fake proboscis, dark suit and short-brimmed fedora, spoofed Malden's sober-faced commercials on "The Tonight Show.") "After 50 years of doing all those other things in the business, wherever I go, the one thing people will say to me is, 'Don't leave home without it,' " Malden said in 1989. "What am I going to say? It's kind of frustrating in a way, but at the same time, American Express has been very good to me, and it's given me independence. I don't have to jump at anything and everything that comes my way." He was born Mladen Sekulovich in Chicago on March 22, 1912, the son of an immigrant mother from the nation that later became Czechoslovakia and a Serbian father, who delivered milk for 38 years. Malden spoke little English until after his family moved from their Serbian enclave in Chicago to the steel-mill community of Gary, Ind., when he was 5. Malden's father was a theater lover who staged Serbian plays in the church and in Serbian patriotic organizations in Gary. As a teenager, Malden played heavies -- usually Turks, complete with a big, black mustache -- in his father's productions.
  2. Anagrams

    Meryl Streep Oscar (Oscar Metres Reply) Clint Eastwood, Film Producer (Mild flop. Re-edit. Cut! Won Oscar) Audrey Hepburn (Nude harp buyer) The Actress Audrey Hepburn (Spurned her chaster beauty) Katharine Hepburn, actress (Spark burns in each theatre) The actress Katharine Hepburn (A tribute: Ah, Spencer thanks her!) Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Thirty Nine Steps (He directs, then, that nice short spy flick.) As Time Goes By (I am Bogey's set) Humphrey Bogart in "Casablanca (Has gal, catchy bar piano number) (Chap by co-star Bergman in a hula) Song 'As Time Goes By' from 'Casablanca' (A Bogart film: A cagy con man obsesses) The nostalgic 'As Time Goes By (Ah, Bogey elects Sam to sing it!) Shirley Maclaine (American yells 'hi') (Silly maniac here) Turner Classic Movies (Cinema's cross I rule TV?) (Classic Movies Return) Sir Anthony Hopkins (Soft-spoken in his Hannibal role; hence, its myth) The American star Woody Allen (Wrote comedy as art: "Annie Hall".) The late American actress Marilyn Monroe (Rather cosy, nice ****, no real talent) Clint Eastwood (Old West Action) Mel Gibson (Bong Smile) Alec Guinness (Genuine Class) Do you know any more? P.S. Anagrams are just letters in a sentence scrambled to make another sentence. Message was edited by: Moviebuffer12
  3. Fantasia 2010

    I have recently been asked to make Fantasiaesque animated sequence to this piece of music. Any Suggestions?
  4. Daily Show with Jon Stewart!

    I like Jon Stewart. He really makes news easier to watch. He is very smart but he doesn't act like a smart **** on stage. I agree with his opinions too. Colbert is okay but he is a big ball of annoying and extreme energy. I agree his opinions but I find him hard to watch. The same thing goes for Conan O' Brien.
  5. Movie Stars you never cared for but loved in one Film

    Henry Fonda- On Golden Pond David Niven- Around the World in 80 Days Boris Karloff- Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein Steve Martin/John Candy- Cars Boat's Trains and Planes
  6. Annie Hall (there were tons of better pictures that year Aka. Star Wars, Goodbye Girl, Close Encounters, Etc.), No Country for Old Men (Juno was Ton's Better), The Apartment (As good as that movie is, I really don't think it was best picture quality.), Ordinary People (Terrible Movie. The sourness really starts to get you after a while), Kramer Vs. Kramer ( I don't think that the script was as good as it could of been.), Million Dollar Baby (Again, I don't think it's as good as the other movies that year).
  7. Adam Sandler Yay or Nay

    I would give Adam Sandler a big fat NAY! I personally hate Adam Sandler with a passion. He is not funny, extremely annoying, and everything you don't want to see in an actor rolled into one person. Amazing ! I think that he, Rob Schneider, and David Spade have a mission to stupidity America so they don't have to work hard on their material. Seeing their films is like going to McDonalds. It's just terrible. And here comes the real twist, Adam Sandler used to be of my favorite actors . What do you think of Adam Sandler? Message was edited by: Moviebuffer12
  8. Can AMC and TCM play the same movie and the same time?

    Could someone show me an old AMC Schedule?
  9. movie schedule

    When you say it cuts off the end of movies, do you mean by a couple of minutes or a couple of hours. I would check your VCR clock. I once had the same problem till I found out I missed daylight savings time . They usually email me when schedules change from the now playing guide. It seems a bit odd?
  10. Return of the Jedi!

    I don't know which side to take
  11. Sinatra Story No.2

    What started out as a payment disagreement ended up as a huge fight. So in the end, he punched me in the face and threw me out of his place. Thank god for the fact that there was a telephone near where I was thrown. This is back when I started working with him and I didn't know about his insane temper.
  12. Sinatra Story No.2

    Good Heavens Mrs./Ms. Todd. You could even find mistakes in the holy bible. I knew that Sinatra liked to associate with the mob, I knew he was a violent person (he punched me in the face once, which caused me severe memory damage). That that's why I said I was so surprised to see that for once, he was understanding. I hated working with him, but I wanted to tell one of better experiences with him because it is the 10th anniversary of his passing. You've never worked with him, or met him, so why are you giving me such a hard time. You weren't even there.
  13. Opinions on 70's Film Making

    The 70's really took everything up to the next step. Society was changing, and movies went with the flow.
  14. Sinatra Story No.2

    I actually don't know. I'm still in contact of the driver of Sinatra's bus so I'll have to ask him. I'm guessing that Sinatra owned the buses but I'm not sure.

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