This is a blog about the books, film and world of British thriller and spy novel author Len Deighton, writer of The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin, SS-GB, Bomber, Berlin Game and many other books. This blog also covers the spy thriller genre and the Cold War more widely. It is a companion website to the main Deighton Dossier archive (link on the right). It is the only website + blog endorsed by the author himself! Content (c) Rob Mallows 2008-22 unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
The death of Karl Malden
Reported today, the death at 97 of actor Karl Malden, star of numerous Hollywood films and - in this context - the character of Leo Newbegin in the film of Billion Dollar Brain, the long-time associate of Michael Caine's Harry Palmer who becomes part of General Midwinter's 'Crusade for Freedom', only to die in the snows of Finland.
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