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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05​s/​ap/​20090701/​ap_​on_​en_​mo/​us_​obit_​malden

My dad was more of a fan of his than I was. I keep confusing him with the guy who was on V. (Edit, I confuse him with Richard Herd)

I can't remember a time when there were so many celebrity deaths in such a short span.

(edited by Zeruel on 1.7.09 1616)

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.51
Richard Herd? That dude was on "T.J. Hooker!"

I have to admit, this was one I thought had already passed on.

John Orquiola

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.61
    Originally posted by Zeruel
    I keep confusing him with the guy who was on V. (Edit, I confuse him with Richard Herd)

Thank you! I'm glad I wasn't the only one who confused the two.

RIP Karl Malden. "I'm just a potato-eater." - On The Waterfront

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.74
Sad to see him pass away, but it's nice to see that he lived a long life.

I also admit that I was kinda surprised that he was still alive.

The best part of waking up is not Folgers in your cup, but knowing that Chuck Norris didn't kill you in your sleep.
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As far as I can tell, his last performance was as Jed Bartlet's priest in the West Wing episode Take This Sabbath Day. Not a bad way to go out, and I had no idea he was almost 90 when he did it.

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.83
Did you catch where Karl Malden is from?

    Originally posted by imdb

    Born to a Czech mother and a Serbian father in Chicago, on March 22, 1912, Karl Malden didn't learn how to communicate a single word of English until he was in kindergarten. Raised in Gary, IN, a medium-sized steel town, Malden--like many other young men in Gary--got a job in a steel factory when he finished school.

Michael Jackson (and me too) are also Garyites.

suddenly, I don't feel too well

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I'll always remember Malden as the host of one of the first episodes of "Unsolved Mysteries". They profiled the Unabomber and D.B. Cooper on that episode, and I was scared for weeks afterward that I would be randomly blown up (watching the show alone in the dark at age 11 didn't help).


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He was great in Patton as Omar Bradley.

Perception is reality

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He was married to the same woman for SEVENTY years. Amazing.

They certainly had Newman/Woodward beat, as far as longevity.

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