Karl Malden in “Doonesbury” [Pop Icon]

August 29, 1979

Duke gets captured by Iranian rebels after attempting a parachute drop on behalf of Jim Andrews. While being interrogated, Duke makes reference to the actor:

Armed Iranian solider: A tourist ? With over $200,000 in cash ?
Duke: So I’m not Karl Malden. Sue me.

Karl Malden is an actor of Serbian origins that played roles in such classics as: Little Women (1949), A Streetcar Names Desire (1951), Polyanna (1960), The Sting II (1983), and has made guest appearances on many TV shows, including The West Wing in 2000.


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