Peter Falk Obituary


Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as ‘Columbo’




In a more than 50-year acting career that spanned movies, stage and TV, Falk’s disheveled Lt. Columbo became one of TV’s most memorable characters.


By Dennis McLellan
Los Angeles Times
June 24, 2011


Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had “just one more thing” to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.


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3 Responses to “Peter Falk Obituary”

  1. JackTF says:

    Mr. Falk was blessed not only with a talent for acting but he possessed that unexplainable presence that made him stand out from the crowd. Hollywood’s pool of talent is surely diminished by his passing. Thank you, Mr. Falk, for so many hours of memorable entertainment. May you now peacefully rest in the knowledge that your talent was appreciated by many and that you will be long remembered. And thank you, Allan, for keeping us informed about Hollywoodland’s passing scene.

  2. Anne says:

    I have all the Columbo series, including the Columbo movies that were distributed to date. Peter Falk was a great talent and a gifted artist. There will never be another one like Peter Falk who exuded so much presence and ”je ne sais quoi’ . Thank you Peter Falk for the pleasure you give your fans and the viewing public. Sympathy to his wife and other loved ones.RIP.

  3. Alexis Madison says:

    New reader found via link to the “Toto” story. My husband and I had a memorable NYC trip many many years ago – memorable because we sat at a table next to Peter Falk at a very nice restaurant and exchanged pleasantries and – yes – he was wearing the featured raincoat! Following that early supper we took in Noel Coward’s Private Lives on Broadway, featuring what had to be the very last stage appearance together of Richard Burton and Liz Taylor. You know the takeaway from this memorable evening was the incredible electricity/charisma of all three actors proving once more that it takes more than mere looks (like today, for example!) to make a star.

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