Peter Falk

Peter Falk

American actor
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Peter Falk

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor and comedian, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards (1972, 1975, 1976, 1990) and a Golden Globe Award (1973). He first starred as Columbo in two 90-minute TV pilots; the first with Gene Barry in 1968 and the second with Lee Grant in 1971. The show then aired as part of The NBC Mystery Movie series from 1971 to 1978, and again on ABC from 1989 to 2003.

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Full name at birth
Peter Michael Falk
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Claim to fame
Columbo
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Date of birth
16 September 1927
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Place of birth
New York City, New York, USA
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Date of death
23 June 2011
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Age
83 (age at death)
Place of death
Beverly Hills, California, USA
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Resting place
Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Occupation
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 6" (168 cm)
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Distinctive feature
Glass eye
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Net worth
$14,000,000 USD
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High school
Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
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University
  • BA, New School for Social Research (1951)
  • MPA, Syracuse University (1953)
  • Howard University
  • University of Wisconsin
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I did do my own stunts.
  • Tested for the role of Ted Henderson in "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" (1969).
  • Peter Falk`s great-grandfather was Miksa Falk, a well-known Hungarian writer and politician. He was the editor of the liberal Hungarian newspaper, the Pester Lloyd.
  • In 1961, he became the first actor nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year, receiving best supporting nominations for the movie Murder, Inc. (1960) and the TV show "The Law and Mr. Jones" (1960). He followed up in 1962 by being doubly nominated again for supporting actor for the movie Pocketful of Miracles (1961) and best actor (he won) for "The Price of Tomatoes," an episode of "The Dick Powell Show" (1961).
  • He has inspired at least two Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Muttley in "Wacky Races" (1968) was based on Falk`s Max Meen from The Great Race (1965), and Mumbly, the detective dog on "The New Tom & Jerry Show" (1975) was loosely based on Columbo.
  • Avatar`s voice in the animated movie Wizards (1977) (voiced by Bob Holt) was modelled after Falk.

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