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Peter Falk

American actor (1927-2011).

Born September 16th, 1927 in New York City, Manhattan. [ref]

Died June 23rd, 2011 at 83 years old in Beverly Hills (Alzheimer's disease). [ref]

actor, autobiographer, director, film actor, film producer, screenwriter, stage actor, television actor, television producer, voice actor

Peter Falk, an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor, passed away at his home on June 23, 2011. He was 83. Born in New York, Peter began his career performing on the stage, appearing in productions of “The Empty House” and “Wait Until Dark.” His career in film and television took off when he was cast opposite Edward G. Robinson in 1958’s “Murder Inc.” In 1962, he entered the role that he would become most known for, playing the beloved detective in the television show “Columbo.” During his long tenure in the role, Peter earned four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Peter’s other acting credits include such well-known films as “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World,” “A Woman Under the Influence,” “The In-Laws,” and “The Great Race.” Peter is survived by his daughter, Catherine; his two grandsons; and his second wife, Shera. He will be remembered by his fans as an unforgettable and much-beloved actor.

To the most trivial actions, attach the devotion and mindfulness of a hundred monks. To matters of life and death, attach a sense of humor. Zhuangzi