Karl Malden

Birth Name: Mladen George Sekulovich

Date of Birth: March 22, 1912

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Death: July 1, 2009

Place of Death: Los Angeles, California, U.S.

*Serbian (father)
*Czech (mother)

Karl Malden was an American actor. He won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). His roles also included On the Waterfront, Pollyanna, One-Eyed Jacks, Baby Doll, The Hanging Tree, How the West Was Won, Gypsy, Patton, Nuts, and the show The Streets of San Francisco.

His mother, Minnie (Sebera), was Czech, and was a seamstress and actress. His father, Petar/Peter Sekulović/Sekulovich, was Serbian, with ancestry in Podosoje, near Bileća, Bosnia and Herzegovina; he was a milkman and worked in the steel mills. His father organized the Serbian Singing Federation. Karl spoke Serbian, and was raised Serbian Orthodox.

Karl was married to Mona Greenberg, until his death, with whom he had two children.

Karl’s maternal grandfather was named Karl Sebera.

Sources: Karl Malden on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Karl Malden (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com


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  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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