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ChiefsandO'sfan
06-24-2011, 12:26 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-20074112-10391698.html

SNR
06-24-2011, 12:27 PM
This time there isn't just one more thing, unfortunately. Loved Columbo when I was growing up.

RIP

ClevelandBronco
06-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Dude's going to sit up in a second and say, "Oh, one more thing..."

ClevelandBronco
06-24-2011, 12:29 PM
This time there isn't just one more thing, unfortunately. Loved Columbo when I was growing up.

RIP

Shit. You win.

Detoxing
06-24-2011, 12:51 PM
So this is celebrity #3? Really? We waited all week for this guy to die?

Anyone get this right in the guess who dies next thread?

DMAC
06-24-2011, 12:53 PM
He was a badass.

Frankie
06-24-2011, 12:53 PM
RIP PF. You were Joe Pesci before Joe Pesci was cool.

Over-Head
06-24-2011, 12:55 PM
Great actor, true shame.

RIP

Ebolapox
06-24-2011, 02:09 PM
RIP PF. You were Joe Pesci before Joe Pesci was cool.

epic fucking fail. joe pesci was ALWAYS cool. and Iran. Iran so far away. I(just)RAN.

Gonzo
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
epic fucking fail. joe pesci was ALWAYS cool. and Iran. Iran so far away. I(just)RAN.

You gotta get away...
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alpha_omega
06-24-2011, 02:30 PM
Colombo was good.
The Cheap Detective was not.

But, PF was excellent...RIP.

4th and Long
06-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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4th and Long
06-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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KCFalcon59
06-24-2011, 02:56 PM
Dang. My dad and I watched this show over and over. R.I.P

4th and Long
06-24-2011, 02:58 PM
Peter Falk Trivia and Quotes

http://basettona.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/colombo.jpg

Falk was asked to appear in The Godfather as Moe Green, but he declined because the role was too small for him to play. Alex Rocco played the part instead.

Prospect Avenue, Ossining, where Falk used to go to school is renamed 'Peter Falk Place'.

Falk and his wife Shera owned 10 dogs.

Falk's wife (Shera) uses his Emmys for a hat rack.

Falk has never been arrested in the United States, but he has been arrested in Paris, Moscow, Havana, Genoa, Belgrade and Trieste. They were all misunderstandings and he always got out within hours.

Just three months after he joined college, Peter left to join the Merchant Marines. He sailed out as a third cook, for he wasn't allowed to work on or below deck because of his glass eye.

Peter was a member of the Ossining High School baseball team.

In 2006, Peter released a book full of short stories about his life. He called his book Just One More Thing, the famous quote from his best known character Columbo.

Peter loved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Falk appeared with the original Lt. Columbo, actor Thomas Mitchell, twice: once in an episode of The Untouchables entitled The Underworld Bank and again in the 1961 movie Pocketful of Miracles.

Falk's last appearance as Columbo was in 2003's Columbo Likes the Nightlife.

Falk won a Golden Globe in 1973 for his role of Lt. Columbo.

Falk won Emmys in 1972, 1975, 1976, and 1990 for his role as Columbo. He won another in 1962 for his role in an episode of The Dick Powell Show entitled The Price of Tomatoes.

Falk had an art studio on the grounds of his Beverly Hills residence.

Falk was president of his high school class.

He claims that his Columbo raincoat is in his upstairs closet.

Falk's first TV series was the 1966-67 legal drama Trials of O'Brian.

Falk first portrayed Lt. Columbo in the 1967 made for TV movie Prescription: Murder.

Falk was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in 1960 for Murder, Inc. and in 1961 for Pocketful of Miracles.

His film debut was in 1958's Wind Across the Everglades.

Falk was close friends with actor Ben Gazzara and was a close friend of the late actor John Cassavetes.

Falk's daughter, Catherine, is a private detective in real life.

Falk is of Russian and Polish Jewish ancestry.

After graduation from college, Falk applied to work at the CIA but was rejected.

After graduating from college, Falk worked as an efficiency expert for the Budget Bureau of the state of Connecticut before deciding to become an actor.

His right eye was surgically removed at age 3 because of cancer.

Falk was born in New York City but grew up in Ossining, NY.

Falk earned a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University.

Was not the first choice for the role of Lt. Columbo when NBC decided to make it a series in 1971 despite having played the role in the 1967 made for TV movie Prescription: Murder. (The producers originally had Bing Crosby in mind.)

Quotes

Falk: I do share with the lieutenant (Columbo) one very pronounced part of his personality - he loves to talk about his wife. You can't shut him up. I have the same problem. I can tell Shera stories till three in the morning. Shera is my wife.

Falk (about Columbo): I'm just as sloppy as the lieutenant but not nearly as smart.

(handing his glass eye to the umpire, believing strongly that he was safe, after he was called out at a Little League game) Falk: Here, I think you might need this.

Falk: Being chased by Columbo is like being nibbled to death by a duck.

Baby Lee
06-24-2011, 03:02 PM
He was cast great in Made.

4th and Long
06-24-2011, 03:52 PM
The Grandson: Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow.
http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsF/5480-15223.gif
Grandpa: As you wish.

Deberg_1990
06-24-2011, 04:58 PM
RIP...

Columbo is one of those all time great TV characters. He was actually still making those all the way up into the early 2000's.

JD10367
06-24-2011, 05:04 PM
Today's actors like to be chameleons who can do any role, as it think it makes them a true "ack-TOUR". But sometimes, when you're pigeonholed in a role, you can make it yours to the point that you jump right past being a "serious actor" into being an icon. Certain actors WERE their roles. Some actors just made the role theirs to the point that they became the character and vice versa, and there's no way anyone else could possibly pull it off. Columbo was one of those (along with Archie Bunker, Steve "Bionic Man" Austin, Beretta, and quite a few others). RIP Peter. You were one of a kind for sure.

CosmicPal
06-24-2011, 08:12 PM
He was great in Columbo, but one of my favorite roles of his was in the movie, A Woman Under the Influence, with Gena Rowlands- who was robbed of an Oscar that year for one of the most dramatic roles ever on film.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Uzdlgv2G8

Frankie
06-24-2011, 11:26 PM
Colombo was good.
The Cheap Detective was not.

But, PF was excellent...RIP.

"Murder By Death" was an excellent movie and Falk had his share in its excellence. He was also quite good in the original "The In-Laws."

Guru
06-25-2011, 03:33 AM
So this is celebrity #3? Really? We waited all week for this guy to die?

Anyone get this right in the guess who dies next thread?

No. It is celebrity #2.

BigMeatballDave
06-25-2011, 04:04 AM
So, this is #1.

burt
06-25-2011, 05:35 AM
Grandpa: As you wish.

Something just got in my eye. RIP.

WebGem
06-25-2011, 06:10 AM
DEATH LOL

damaticous
06-25-2011, 07:29 AM
The Grandson: Grandpa, maybe you could come over and read it again to me tomorrow.
http://www.wearysloth.com/Gallery/ActorsF/5480-15223.gif
Grandpa: As you wish.

I didn't watch him in Columbo, but I love this movie. One of my all time favs. Sad to see him go.........As you wish.

milkman
06-25-2011, 08:44 AM
I didn't watch him in Columbo, but I love this movie. One of my all time favs. Sad to see him go.........As you wish.

If you liked Monk, you shuld watch Columbo if you ever get the chance.

He's like the Bizzarro Monk.

boogblaster
06-25-2011, 10:29 AM
Kool Dude .. RIP ....