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    RIP Peter Falk, aka Columbo

    Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films and television guest roles, and has been nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe award once. Director William Friedkin, when discussing Falk's role in his 1978 film The Brink's Job said that "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."[1]:263
    In 1968 he starred with Gene Barry in a ninety-minute TV pilot about a highly-skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series entitled, "The NBC Mystery Movie", along with "McCloud" and "McMillan And Wife". The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971-1978, took a respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1989-2003. He was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", writes historian David Fantle. Describing his role, Variety columnist Howard Prouty writes, "The joy of all this is watching Columbo dissemble the fiendishly clever cover stories of the loathsome rats who consider themselves his better
    The character of Columbo had previously been played by Bert Freed in a single TV episode and by Thomas Mitchell on Broadway. Falk first played Columbo in Prescription: Murder, a 1968 TV-movie, and from 1971 to 1978 Columbo aired regularly on NBC as part of the umbrella series NBC Mystery Movie. All episodes were of TV-movie length, 90 or 120 minutes including commercials. The show returned on ABC in the form of a less frequent series of TV-movies, still starring Falk, from 1989 until 2003
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    R.I.P. dear Colombo.
    I'm sad

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    I loved that show, still watch it online on occasions. I'm sure a lot of posters at this site have never heard of the show or at least watched it.

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    R.I.P.

    He was an original


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    sad news

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    loved it when he would be ready to leave start walking stop turnaround and say ''Just one more thing''

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    never carried his gun and didn't know how to use it

    Best show ever made

    RIP

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    I also remember the Twilight Zone episode he was in. I think he played a revolutionary always looking over his shoulder.

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    loved the guy rip man

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    just one more thing.. RIP PETER FALK...

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    I liked that cokeyed coksuker. Was great in Corky Romano

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    Always liked Colombo.

    Thanks for the memories.

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    RIP, hell of an Actor!

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    great in undisputed

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    Damn. I loved Columbo.

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    Goodnight - God Bless Peter , very fond memories thank you !!

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    remember spending time at my grampa's house as a kid...he always watched columbo and rockford files too!...peter falk was a boss.

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    First James Arness and now Peter Falk... Sad month...

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    Columbo was a great show...

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    One of the best TV had to offer. RIP Columbo.

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    One of Nicky Santoro's favorites!

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    loved that guy.. rip mr. columbo..

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    Nice longer article on his career... http://ca.news.yahoo.com/peter-falk-...181102834.html

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    RIP, indeed.

    What a fabulous character.

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    Next one out
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    Sad to hear, another big Columbo fan here. Still wonder what Mrs. Columbo looked like.

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