Peter Falk Overview:

Actor, Peter Falk, was born Peter Michael Falk on Sep 16, 1927 in New York City, NY. Falk died at the age of 83 on Jun 23, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles .

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although Falk was nominated for two Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best Supporting ActorMurder, Inc. (1960)Abe RelesNominated
1961Best Supporting ActorPocketful of Miracles (1961)Joy BoyNominated
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Channels Bogie in Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective

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A befuddled Lou Peckinpah.Following the success of his romantic comedy The Goodbye Girl (1977), Neil Simon returned to the zany spoof formula of Murder By Death (1976). Indeed, The Cheap Detective could have been a sequel to Murder By Death with reprising his role of Sam Diamond--a knock-... Read full article


Castle Keep (1969) with Burt Lancaster and

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Castle Keep (1969) with Burt Lancaster and

By Greg Orypeck on Jul 30, 2015 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! ?My purpose is madness.? It?s the only way you can really tell what happens in war.? By lying, you can open the door a little crack on the truth.??? Private Benjamin (Al Freeman, Jr.) If you happen to wander into Castle Keep by accident, or by some ill-fated wrong turn, as do the eight A... Read full article


The Time I Saw in Person

By KC on Jun 28, 2011 From Classic Movies

When the news broke of ’s passing, I remembered that I’d seen him in person many years ago. I was thirteen years old and I was with my family in Hollywood. We were on a big California vacation. I was about a year into my classic Hollywood obsession and was very impressed by t... Read full article


In Memory: . (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011).

By Dawn on Jun 24, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

, (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011), was best known as the rumpled detective in "Columbo," which spanned 30 years was one of the most iconic characters. "Columbo" was part of the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie series, appearing every third week. The show became by far the most popular o... Read full article


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Peter Falk Quotes:

Lt. Columbo: You know my sister, she has a living room that's very, very modern. But the minute you sit down in it, you can't open your mouth. You know, she's got this big kidney-shaped coffee table, it upsets me just to look at it. Her husband doesn't say anything and I figure the coffee table got to him years ago.


Dr. Ray Flemming: Is there something I can do for you?
Lt. Columbo: Oh no, not really, doctor, no. I, I just came up to bring back your pen. I forgot to give it to you at the inquest.
[hands it over]
Dr. Ray Flemming: Well thanks, I missed it.
Lt. Columbo: You know, that's my trouble, I got a bad memory. My wife tells me I ought to have strings on all ten fingers.


Joni Adamo: How lovely to see you. What an elegant tuxedo.
Don Francesco DeMarco: Really? Do you like it?
Charlie Adamo: What do you call this, a pair of pajamas?
Don Francesco DeMarco: Your wife has good taste in men, Charlie.
Charlie Adamo: She's got good taste in money, too. She likes it green.
Margaret DeMarco: Well, green is a good color.
Charlie Adamo: The best.


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Peter Falk Facts
Lt. Columbo's first name is explicitly and even doggedly never revealed in the series (i.e. "What's your first name? Lieutenant...") However, with modern freeze-frame capabilities, when Columbo flashes his badge in the episode "Dead Weight" (Season 1 Episode 3), the name 'Frank' can clearly be seen on his ID. (If I can figure out how to post photo, I'll show the blow-up...).

During the June 5, 2000, episode of "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn" (1999), Craig Kilborn's third question to Falk during "Five Questions" was this: "Use the words 'Falk' and 'you' in a sentence". Falk chuckled a bit, touched his nose, and replied simply: "Falk . . . you!".

His right eye was surgically removed at the age of three, because of cancer.

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