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Peter Falk

Peter FalkBorn: 16-Sep-1927
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 23-Jun-2011
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Alzheimer's
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Detective Columbo

Peter Falk starred on TV as a bumbling but brilliant detective in the long-running Columbo, and in art-house cinema fare including Husbands and A Woman under the Influence. In a movie career spanning more than fifty years, his starmaking role was in the comedy classic It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, but he is best remembered for the grandfatherly narration in Rob Reiner's near-perfect adaptation of William Goldman's The Princess Bride, and for playing himself, an actor making a movie in Berlin, while the city was overrun with angels in Wim Wenders' remarkable Wings of Desire.

Father: Michael Falk
Mother: Madeline Hauser Falk
Wife: Alice Mayo (m. 17-Apr-1960 div. 1976, two daughters adopted)
Daughter: Catherine Falk (private investigator)
Daughter: Jackie Falk
Wife: Shera Danese (m. 7-Dec-1977)

    High School: Ossining High School, Ossining, NY
    University: BA, New School for Social Research (1951)
    University: MPA, Syracuse University (1953)

    Emmy 1962, Outstanding Single Performance, for The Price of Tomatoes
    Emmy 1972, Outstanding Dramatic Actor, for Columbo
    Golden Globe 1973, Best Dramatic TV Actor, for Columbo
    Emmy 1975, Outstanding Actor in a Limited-Run Series, for Columbo
    Emmy 1976, Outstanding Actor in a Limited-Run Series, for Columbo
    Emmy 1990, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, for Columbo
    Missing Eye Surgically removed (age 3)
    Russian Ancestry Paternal
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal
    Polish Ancestry Maternal
    Parodied As A Muppet Colambo
    Risk Factors: Smoking, Alzheimer's

    Columbo Detective Columbo (1971-78 and 1989-2003)
    The Trials of O'Brien Daniel O'Brien (1965-66)

    American Cowslip (24-Jul-2009) · Fr. Randolph
    Next (25-Apr-2007)
    Three Days to Vegas (2007) · Gus "Fitzy" Fitzgerald
    The Thing About My Folks (2-Jun-2005)
    Checking Out (10-Apr-2005) · Morris Applebaum
    Shark Tale (10-Sep-2004) · Don Feinberg [VOICE]
    Finding John Christmas (30-Nov-2003)
    Wilder Days (19-Oct-2003)
    Undisputed (31-May-2002)
    Three Days of Rain (May-2002)
    The Lost World (25-Dec-2001)
    A Town Without Christmas (16-Dec-2001)
    Corky Romano (12-Oct-2001)
    Made (13-Jul-2001) · Max
    Lakeboat (13-Apr-2001)
    A Storm in Summer (18-Jan-2000)
    Money Kings (4-Dec-1998) · Vinnie
    Roommates (3-Mar-1995)
    The Sunshine Boys (1995) · Willie Clark
    Faraway, So Close! (18-May-1993) · Himself
    The Player (3-Apr-1992) · Himself
    Tune in Tomorrow... (15-Sep-1990) · Pedro Carmichael
    In the Spirit (6-Apr-1990)
    Cookie (2-Aug-1989)
    Vibes (5-Aug-1988)
    The Princess Bride (25-Sep-1987) · The Grandfather
    Wings of Desire (23-Sep-1987) · Himself
    Happy New Year (7-Aug-1987)
    Big Trouble (30-May-1986)
    ...All the Marbles (16-Oct-1981) · Harry
    The In-Laws (15-Jun-1979) · Vince Ricardo
    The Brinks Job (6-Apr-1979) · Tony Pino
    The Cheap Detective (23-Jun-1978)
    Scared Straight (1978) · Himself
    Mikey and Nicky (21-Dec-1976)
    Murder by Death (23-Jun-1976) · Sam Diamond
    Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story (27-Feb-1976)
    A Woman Under the Influence (12-Oct-1974) · Nick Longhetti
    Husbands (8-Dec-1970)
    Castle Keep (23-Jul-1969)
    Machine Gun McCain (1-Apr-1969) · Charlie Adamo
    Anzio (24-Jul-1968) · Cpl. Rabinoff
    Luv (26-Jul-1967)
    Penelope (10-Nov-1966) · Lt. Bixbee
    Brigadoon (15-Oct-1966)
    Attack and Retreat (3-Feb-1966)
    The Great Race (1-Jul-1965) · Max
    Robin and the 7 Hoods (24-Jun-1964) · Guy Gisborne
    It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (7-Nov-1963) · Cab Driver
    The Balcony (21-Mar-1963) · Police Chief
    Pressure Point (2-Dec-1962) · Young Psychiatrist
    Pocketful of Miracles (19-Dec-1961) · Joy Boy
    The Secret of the Purple Reef (11-Dec-1960)
    Murder, Inc. (28-Jun-1960) · Reles
    Pretty Boy Floyd (Jan-1960)
    The Bloody Brood (1959)
    Wind Across the Everglades (11-Sep-1958)

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