- Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo, which ran from 1968-2003
|Born:||16 September 1927 Comment |
|When did Peter Falk die? / Died||23 June 2011|
|How many years did Peter Falk live? / Lived||83 years|
Peter Falk facts
- He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride (1987), The Great Race (1965), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), and Murder by Death (1976), as well as many television guest roles
- He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc
- and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and he won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once
- Director William Friedkin said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama
- He could break your heart or he could make you laugh
- Falk was the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year, achieving the feat two years in a row, in 1960 and again in 1961
- In 1968, Falk starred with Gene Barry in a ninety-minute television movie about a highly skilled, laid-back detective
- Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series titled The NBC Mystery Movie, along with McCloud, McMillan & Wife and Banacek
- The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971 to 1978, took a respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1989 to 2003
- Falk was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", wrote historian David Fantle
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