Lt. Colombo passes on

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2011/06/25 04:53:56 (permalink)

Lt. Colombo passes on

Peter Falk, aka Colombo, passed away Friday. He was 83.
 

Mr. Falk, who had dementia, died at his home in Beverly Hills, according to a statement from Larry Larson, an attorney for Mr. Falk's wife.
In a more than 50-year acting career that included Broadway, movies and television, Mr. Falk appeared in more than 50 feature films. Husbands (1970) and A Woman Under the Influence (1974), both of which were written and directed by Mr. Falk's close friend John Cassavetes, provided Mr. Falk with two of his best-known dramatic film credits.
Early in his film career, Mr. Falk received two Academy Award nominations for best supporting actor -- for playing a vicious mob assassin in Murder, Inc. (1960) and for his portrayal of a gangster's right-hand man in Frank Capra's comedy-drama Pocketful of Miracles (1961).



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    agnesrob
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 07:39:57 (permalink)
    RIP Peter Falk. I have always enjoyed his many performances.
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 09:28:11 (permalink)
    Colombo was an outstanding show.  RIP.
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 14:07:56 (permalink)
    I always loved Columbo..."Oh, and one more thing...."
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 14:37:33 (permalink)
    Ah, but who remembers "The Trials of O'Brien"?
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 21:29:09 (permalink)
    a great actor RIP
    he also played a great part in a movie about the Brinks robbery.
    anyone remember the name of that movie?
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/25 22:51:59 (permalink)
    sk bob
    a great actor RIP
    he also played a great part in a movie about the Brinks robbery.
    anyone remember the name of that movie?

     
    Did you know that Brinks was once the Pittston Company, which started a couple blocks away from me as the Pittston Stove Company?  Long before I was born of course.
     
    (Tony Bad likes to keep up on Pittston)
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/26 00:04:03 (permalink)
    I was never crazy about the show "Columbo" but I did enjoy Peter Falk and his talent as an actor. RIP
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/26 00:21:09 (permalink)
    sk bob
    a great actor RIP
    he also played a great part in a movie about the Brinks robbery.
    anyone remember the name of that movie?

    Ironically, it was called "The Brinks Job" (!978)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077275/

    post edited by Foodbme - 2011/06/26 00:28:07
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/26 00:42:03 (permalink)
    TV TRIVIA:
    The debut episode of Colombo in 1971 was directed by 25-year-old Steven Spielberg in one of his earliest directing roles.
     
    Falk recalled the episode to Spielberg biographer Joseph McBride:
    "Let's face it, we had some good fortune at the beginning. Our debut episode, in 1971, was directed by this young kid named Steven Spielberg. I told the producers, Link and Levinson, This guy is too good for Columbo. . . ."
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    mr chips
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/26 01:24:15 (permalink)
    Peter falk read the scripts for Colombo and knew right away it was a career role. Colombo helped spark a lifelong love of mysteries for me and Falk helped create one of the two most interesting television  detectives of all. And let's not forget his small but pivotal role in "The princess bride", a movie that helped spark both of my son's love for film. R.I. P. Lt.
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    Re:Lt. Colombo passes on 2011/06/26 17:40:02 (permalink)
    I had the good fortune to have a nice chat with him in 1972 at The Hamburger Hamlet in Beverly Hills, very nice unassuming man, great actor! May he rest in peace!
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