Karl Malden: The Greatest Mitch Ever Rests in Peace

News just in that Karl Malden, who is apparently remembered by most people for some dumb TV show and advertisement, has died.

For yours truly he will always be Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire, perhaps the best work of fiction ever produced by an American. He won an Academy Award for the movie role, and deservedly so. One does wonder in retrospect how Marlo Brando didn't win for the same movie, but such is the Academy.

The hokey-sounding but still striking-looking trailer from l951 plays below…

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