A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE star Karl Malden will receive a lifetime achievement honour from the Screen Actors Guild.

The award, given for career accomplishments and humanitarian efforts, will be presented to the OSCAR-winning 91-year-old at the guild's annual ceremony on 22 February (04).

Malden won the supporting-actor Oscar for 1951's A Streetcar Named Desire, in which he played BLANCHE DUBOIS' suitor HAROLD 'MITCH' MITCHELL. He also won the NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS CIRCLE award for playing the role on Broadway, and has starred in multi-OSCAR winning movies ON THE WATERFRONT and PATTON.

He was nominated for Emmy Awards four years in a row for his 1970s police drama THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO, which also starred Michael Douglas.

16/10/2003 09:11