Editor says, what if Karl Malden had played basket ball (his original career choice) on the streets of San Francisco? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Hollywood thread.
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Editor says, 1) Malden often found ways to say "Sekulovich" in films and television shows in which he appears. For example, as General Omar Bradley in Patton, as his troops slog their way through enemy fire in Sicily, Malden says "Hand me that helmet, Sekulovich" to another soldier. In Dead Ringer, as a police detective in the squad room, Malden tells another detective: "Sekulovich, gimme my hat". In Fear Strikes Out, Malden, playing Jimmy Piersall's father John, introduces Jimmy to a baseball scout named Sekulovich. In Birdman of Alcatraz, as a prison warden touring the cell block, Malden recites a list of inmates' names, including Sekulovich. Malden's father was not pleased, as he told his son "Mladen, no Sekulovich has ever been in prison!" Perhaps the most notable usage of his real name was in the TV series The Streets of San Francisco. Malden's character in the program, Mike Stone, employed a legman (played by Art Metrano) with that name, who did various errands. Also, in On the Waterfront, in which Malden plays the priest, among the names of the officers of Local 374 called out in the courtroom scene is Mladen Sekulovich, Delegate.
2) Issur Danielovitch, Junior = Michael Douglas, whose departure from the show killed the ratings and caused its ultimate cancellation.
3) The family name of Barack Obama's stepfather in Jakarta. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.