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).