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:

Joy Boy: Does it still kinda get you right here?


Guy Gisborne: I like what you're sayin', keep talkin'.


Lt. Columbo: I think I'm too suspicious. I don't trust people, that's my trouble.


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Peter Falk Facts
President of his class.

Wanted to join the Marines when he was seventeen, but was rejected because of his blind eye.

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 Theatre" (1961).

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