Carla and Mila Malden have recently reflected on how life was when they lived with their father, the late Karl Malden. They lived in a home on a canyon in Los Angeles and were neighbors with movie stars such as Richard Widmark and Eva Marie Saint. Their late father wasn't too bad either, as he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 1952\u2019s A Streetcar Named Desire.\r\n\r\nThe two girls were growing up much differently than other kids. But, they still recall how great of a father Madden was to them. \u201cHe was a magnificent, fantastic father,\u201d 66-year-old Carla says. \u201cHe was funny and caring and in a lot of ways he was like a big child himself... Children adored him, and he adored children.\u201d\r\nKarl Malden loved his work, but he loved his family more\r\n\r\n\r\nMalden sadly passed away back in 2009 at age 97 from natural causes. He did live a life fulfilled, though, as his career spanned 60 years in theater, film, and television. Malden also enjoyed 70 years of wedded bliss to former actress Mona Greenberg. Despite being a busy, successful actor, he always made sure to include his children in his work when he got home.\r\n\r\nRELATED: Tom Hanks\u2019 Son, Chet, Talks About Life Being The Son Of Such A Beloved Actor\r\n\r\n\u201cI remember my sister and I rehearsing all of his songs from\u00a0\u2018Gypsy\u2019 with him after dinner every night,\u201d 72-year-old Mila remembers. \u201cHe was goofy, warm and sweet.\u201d\r\nEven his co-stars and friends remember him fondly\r\n\r\n\r\nDespite all of Malden's incredible accomplishments in life, his greatest joy was his tight-knit family at the end of the day. This included his great-grandchildren, too! \u201cHe was never cantankerous \u2014 he was always loving and grateful,\u201d Carla says. \u201cHe considered himself enormously fortunate, and he was always surrounded by family who adored him. He had a really magnificent life. It was beyond his wildest dreams.\u201d\r\n\r\nMalden appeared in more than 50 films. His last role was that of Father Thomas Cavanaugh in 2000 for the TV series The West Wing. Eva Marie Saint worked with Malden on On The Waterfront as well and has nothing but good things to say about her neighbor and friend. \u201cHe never changed, he always became the character,\u201d she says in an interview shortly after his death. \u201cIf you watch his work, he never falls, there\u2019s never a false move.\u201d\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMalden often said one thing: \u201cI\u2019m the happiest man in the world because of my family.\u201d So, we know where his true love and passion lies. We miss you, Karl!