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Leonard Maltin remembers his friend character actor James Karen, who worked with everyone from Brando to Monroe

He and his first wife, folk singer Susan Reed, appeared in one of Keaton’s last projects, the existential Samuel Beckett short “Film.” I visited that location in Lower Manhattan when I was 13, hoping to meet Keaton (which I did), unaware that elsewhere on the tiny set was a man who would later become a beloved friend to me, my wife, Alice, and our daughter Jessie.