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Karl Malden Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Family, Children

Karl Malden Quick Info
Height 6 ft 1 in
Weight 90 kg
Date of Birth March 22, 1912
Zodiac Sign Aries
Date of Death July 1, 2009

Karl Malden was an American actor, voice actor, stage artist, and director who rose to acclaim with his work in movies such as A Streetcar Named DesireBaby Doll, One-Eyed Jacks, On the WaterfrontGypsyPollyannaHow the West Was Won, and Patton. Described as one of the great character actors of his time, he also gained popularity with his television roles like playing Det. Lt. Mike Stone in the crime drama series The Streets of San Francisco, Freddy Kassab in the true crime drama miniseries Fatal Vision, and Pete ‘Skag’ Skagska in the NBC drama series Skag.

Born Name

Mladen George Sekulovich

Other Name

Karl Malden

Karl Malden as seen in a publicity photo circa 1950s
Karl Malden as seen in a publicity photo circa the 1950s (Unknown Photographer / RR Auctions / Public Domain)


Karl Malden was born on March 22, 1912.


On July 1, 2009, he died of natural causes at the age of 97 at his home in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Resting Place

Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States


He resided in Los Angeles, California, United States.





Karl Malden got enrolled at Emerson High School and graduated with high marks in 1931. He also trained at the Goodman School (later part of DePaul University).

He graduated from the Chicago Art Institute in 1937.


Actor, Voice Actor, Stage Artist, Director


  • Father – Petar Sekulović (1886-1975) (Worked in the steel mills and as a milkman)
  • Mother – Minnie (née Sebera) Sekulovich (March 22, 1892 – July 15, 1995) (Seamstress, Actor)
  • Siblings – He had 2 younger brothers.
  • Others – Karl Sebera (Maternal Grandfather)

Net Worth

According to, his net worth has been $10 Million.



Karl Malden as seen while hugging actors Pina Pellicer (Right) and Katy Jurado (Left) while they stare at Marlon Brando in 'One-Eyed Jacks' (1961)
Karl Malden as seen while hugging actors Pina Pellicer (Right) and Katy Jurado (Left) while they stare at Marlon Brando in ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ (1961) (Film screenshot (Paramount Pictures) / ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ film (DVD) / Public Domain)


6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm


90 kg or 198.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Karl Malden had dated –

  1. Mona Greenberg (1938-2009) – He got married to stage actor Mona Greenberg (stage name: Mona Graham) on December 18, 1938, and they had 2 daughters named Mila Malden (b. 1952) and Carla Malden (b. 1954). The couple remained together until Karl’s death in 2009 and their marriage was one of the longest in Hollywood’s history, with the duo celebrating its 70th wedding anniversary in December 2008.

Race / Ethnicity


Malden was of Serbian descent on his father’s side and had Czech roots on his mother’s side.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Bulbous nose
  • Strong commanding voice

Brand Endorsements

Karl Malden was cast in TV commercials for American Express Traveler’s Cheques between the 1970s and mid-1980s.

He also did print adverts for American Express Credit Card between the 1970s and 1980s.

Karl Malden as seen in 1996
Karl Malden as seen in 1996 (Karl’s friend Barry Iddon, Variety Club of Great Britain / Barry Iddon / CC BY 3.0)

Karl Malden Facts

  1. He spent his childhood years growing up in a home at 457 Connecticut Street in Gary, Indiana.
  2. He was 22 when he changed his name from Mladen Sekulovich to Karl Malden. It was director Elia Kazan who had urged him to do so. However, Karl later regretted changing his name.
  3. During the Second World War, Karl Malden served as a noncommissioned officer in the 8th Air Force of the United States Army Air Corps. He was discharged in 1946 as a Sergeant and was awarded the Air Force Presidential Unit Citation, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.
  4. He served as the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) from 1989 to 1992.
  5. Written with his daughter Carla, his autobiography titled When Do I Start? was published in 1997.
  6. Karl Malden was friends with Michael Douglas who later wrote a tribute to Malden for Time‘s “Milestones” section. Some of his other close friends included Marlon Brando, Angela Lansbury, Telly Savalas, Bob HopeFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Eva Marie Saint, Vivien Leigh, Eli Wallach, Kirk Douglas, Natalie Wood, Montgomery Clift, and Richard Widmark.
  7. Prior to his demise, he had been in poor health for many years.

Featured Image by Unknown Photographer / RR Auctions / Public Domain

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