Hollywood actor Karl Malden dies
US actor Karl Malden, best known for his roles in films such as A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, has died at the age of 97, BBC reported.
He was also famous for playing Lt Mike Stone in the long-running TV series, The Streets of San Francisco.
Malden won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1951, for his performance in A Streetcar Named Desire, and was nominated again in 1954.
Malden, who died at home, had been in poor health for several years.
His family said he had died of natural causes.
Early on in his career, Malden said he realised that his average looks and distinctive nose - twice broken on the sports field - were unlikely to make him a leading man.
Many of his more memorable performances came in supporting roles.