>The New York Times
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 — 4:12 PM ET

Karl Malden, Everyman Actor, Dies at 97

Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning character actor whose half-century in show business carried him from the theater to films and then to television, where he policed the streets of San Francisco and became indelibly identified with a commercial for traveler’s checks, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 97.

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