The great actor Peter Falk has passed away after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83.
Most remembered for his landmark television portrayal of disheveled detective “Columbo,” Falk also graced the silver screen in two memorable films for spy-comedy and fantasy genre fans alike in “The In-Laws” (the much better original version of this film), and the highly popular “The Princess Bride”.
Some of Falk’s other great big screen appearances can be found in “Murder, Inc.,” “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “Robin and the Seven Hoods,” “The Great Race,” “Luv,” “Castle Keep,” “The Cheap Detective,” and “The Brinks Job.” In each of these films Peter was able to showcase his vast grasp of comedic timing and serious dramatic character studies.
He garnered four Emmy wins for “Columbo,” one for “The Price of Tomatoes” and Academy Award nominations for 1960’s “Murder Inc.” and one year later in “Pocketful of Miracles.”
Besides acting Falk was a prolific charcoal artists, having converted his garage into a well-known art studio.