Saturday, March 19, 2011

Peter Falk

March 20, 2010 - Sketch of the Day: Peter Falk

Peter Michael Falk (born September 16, 1927) is a retired 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."

As the star of the TV series Columbo, which initially aired from 1971 to 1978, 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." Source: Wikipedia

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Always loved him---
I still watch Columbo from beginning to end and then a few months later i do it again.
It was a gift from two of my grandsons for Christmas one year.
An expensive gift for them but they knew I'd like it.
I think I have seen everything he ever did.
R.I.P. Peter