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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Columbo

I've been out of the loop for a few days and I've only just heard that Columbo's died.

Peter Falk is one of those actors that most people would associate with the one iconic role, that of the dishevelled TV detective. However Falk had a long and distinguished career outside of the small screen and graced many a big screen movie.

Columbo though was brilliant - the show was rotated as part of a series called, The Mystery Movie when I was a kid. Each week we'd get a different show - McCloud, Macmillan and Wife, Columbo and a few others I can't quite recall. Ahh those were the days.

Peter Falk, veteran actor who is best remembered for winning four Emmy Awards, passed away at his Beverly Hills home on Thursday. He was 83, and the cause of the death is not established yet but he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, according to a statement released by family friend Larry Larson.

1 comment:

Vidya Sury said...

So sad to hear that. Columbo is my all-time favorite series - in fact, I recently bought the whole box set.

The format of the show is so brilliant and Columbo - well, who cannot love him? RIP, Peter Falk. There will never be another.