Karl Malden, 1912-2009

Karl Malden

Karl MaldenKarl Malden, Academy Award and Emmy winning actor and past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, died today at the age of 97.

After getting his start on radio, Karl Malden moved on to become a character actor in films, including On the Waterfront, A Streetcar Named Desire, Birdman of Alcatraz and Patton. In the 1970’s, he starred with newcomer Michael Douglas in the hit TV series The Streets of San Francisco.

He also gained pop icon status with his 21-year stint as the pitchman for American Express Travelers Cheques – “Don’t leave home without them!”

We won’t, Mr. Malden. Rest in peace.

Gale Storm, star of “My Little Margie,” has died

Gale Storm

Gale StormGale Storm, one of television’s early stars, died last Saturday at the age of 87. After appearing in many B-movie roles, she rose to stardom in 1952 with the hit series, My Little Margie (1952-1955). During her second hit TV show, The Gale Storm Show (1955-1960), she had three hit records, “I Hear You Knocking,” “Teenage Prayer” and “Dark Moon.”

Below is a clip of her singing “Dark Moon” from her television show, The Gale Storm Show-Oh Susanna!

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