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This actor had a distinguished career – Oscar winner, commercial pitchman and a popular tv series in the 1970’s where he was paired with another Oscar winner who is the son of a permanent A list actor.
This actor never forgot his blue collar upbringing in a Midwestern industrial city and did many charitable endeavors aimed at making life better in his hometown. Chief among them is the scholarship fund for disadvantaged kids to go to college which still exists to this day.
He did not seek publicity at all for these acts of charity although he does mention them briefly in his autobiography.
Karl Malden (The Streets of San Francisco)
Co-star: Michael Douglas
Father: Kirk Douglas
Scholarship fund: Karl Malden Theater Scholarship