Friday, June 24, 2011

The man who was 'Columbo' dead at 83

Our fading generation lost another fine actor when it was announced that Peter Falk, best known for his TV role as "Columbo," the dithering yet undaunted detective, died at the age of 83.
He was more than "Columbo," having earned two Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, including his role in a great yet unappreciated Frank Capra movie, "Pocketful of Miracles." People might remember Falk also played the story-reading grandfather in "The Princess Bride."
His work with the best buddy, John Cassavettes produced two brilliant pieces of cinematic acting, "A Woman Under the Influence," and "Husbands," with Cassavettes and the other mini-Rat Packer, Ben Gazzara.
He WILL be missed.

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