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Tinseltown Talks: Actor Karl Malden remembered by daughter

Carla Malden credits her father, actor Karl Malden, for sowing the seeds of her writing career — first as a screenwriter, then an author. “He used me and my sister to cue him quite often when he was learning a part,” she recalled from her home in Los Angeles. “I think I learned a lot about writing as a result. If it was a heavily dialogued scene, he’d sometimes tell me to cross a line out of the script because ‘I can act that.’ It taught me the importance of seeing the actor’s character on screen as well as through the dialogue. It was fascinating to watch him break down a part and develop a character.”
INDIANA STATE
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Karl Malden through daughter Carla’s eyes

In this edition of Tinseltown Talks, nostalgia writer Nick Thomas looks at actor Karl Malden through daughter Carla’s eyes – his hometown roots, acting philosophy, family, acts of kindness, and more. Carla Malden credits her father, actor Karl Malden, for sowing the seeds of her writing career – first as...
ALABAMA STATE
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