Malden nabs SAG’s top kudo

Thesp feted for career, humanitarian accomplishments

Karl Malden has been named the 40th recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award.

SAG’s top honor goes to the veteran thesp for his career and humanitarian accomplishments.

SAG prexy Melissa Gilbert said, “In a career spanning six decades, Karl Malden has superbly achieved the goal of every actor — to bring an extraordinarily rich range of iconic characters to the screen and stage.”

Malden received an Oscar for his perf in “A Streetcar Named Desire” (recreating his award-winning Broadway role) and was Oscar-nommed for “On the Waterfront”; won an Emmy for his perf in “Fatal Vision” and a Golden Boot for his work in Westerns; received numerous other kudo noms including ones for Emmys and the Golden Globe; and won acclaim for his roles in everything from the film version of musical “Gypsy” to TV’s “The Streets of San Francisco.”

He served on SAG’s board of directors for three consecutive terms between 1963 and 1972 and on the Acad of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences’ board of governors 1984-92 and again 1994-99. He was AMPAS prexy 1989-91.

He has also taught at Pomona College and Brigham Young U. and established a scholarship fund.

His lifetime achievement kudo will be presented as part of the 10th annual SAG Awards Feb. 22.

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