Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Do you know me?"

Mladen Sekulovich passed away today at the respectable age of 97. After these past few weeks of various celebrities dying of cancer, suspicious heart attacks and other things, it's almost nice to hear about someone leaving this Earth from plain ol' old age.
A lot of folks in their thirties and forties probably remember Karl Malden mostly from the American Express ads he did for decades.

But I loved him for being the wise, awesome Detective Lt. Mike Stone from the great 70s cop drama The Streets of San Francisco. Starring first with Michael Douglas playing Inspector Steve Keller ("buddy boy") and later with yummy Richard Hatch (pre-Battlestar days) as Inspector Dan Robbins. I could watch this show every day and not get sick of it. I'm hoping that because of Malden's passing they might finally release the last couple of seasons of the show on DVD.Malden of course will also be remembered for his Oscar-winning turn as sad-sack Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire. And as Herbie in the 1962 movie version of Gypsy with Natalie Wood and Rosalind Russell.
He will be missed. So long dear man, keep it classy up there in Heaven!

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