Karl Malden has died, from the Associated Presss:

Karl Malden, the Academy Award-winning actor whose intelligent characterizations on stage and screen made him a star despite his plain looks, died Wednesday, his family said. He was 97.

IMDB home page.

I think of Malden as more of technician than a star.   He was not charasmatic, but he could play any kind of role, the more blue color the better.