About Karl Malden Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Among the versatile actors of the ages, Karl Malden has made a mark in the history of Hollywood films. He had a Czeck mother and a Serbian father. He was taught acting when he joined in the plays at their church. He was only a teenager back then. He was a popular basketball team star in high school, and also a member of the drama department.
When Malden was 22, he changed his name of Mladen Sekulovich to the now popular Karl Malden. In 1937, he first made his appearance on Broadway in They Knew What They Wanted. However, World War II erupted and his career as an actor was also affected. After the war, he resumed his acting career and had a minor role in Truckline Café. The good turn in his career happened when Elia Kazan helped him to have a part in All My Sons. He then had a steady stream of movies. He then appeared in The Gunfighter, Halls of Montezuma, and he got an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in A Streetcar Named Desire. In this movie he was the best friend of Stanley Kowalski, and in the same movie worked with Vivian Leigh.
After his award, more films came his way. He starred in On the Waterfront, Baby Doll, Fear Strikes Out, Pollyana, Birdman of Alcatraz, Gypsy, and many others. According to sources, Malden had so many movies during the 1950’s-1970’s and was considered as one of the most versatile actors of his time. One can always remember him as a great actor as seen in this Karl Malden patton autographed 8x10 photo. His smiling face is also depicted in this Karl Malden autographed signed black white 8x10 photo James Spence.