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Birth Name: Karl Malden
Born: 03/22/1912
Birth Place: Gary, Indiana, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 07/01/2009

Born Mladen Sekulovich in Gary, IN on March 22, 1913, he was the son of Serbian and Czech parents and allegedly did not speak English until he entered kindergarten. Malden's father was an actor in his native Serbia, so it was little surprise his son developed an interest in acting as a boy through plays at their church and in his high school's drama department. A popular student, he was also athletically inclined and a top basketball player, but apparently a frequent target for wayward elbows; Malden earned his trademark nose by breaking it twice during games.

After graduating from the Emerson School for Visual and Performing Arts, Malden failed to land a basketball scholarship to Arkansas... Continue Bio >>

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