LOS ANGELES — Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo," which spanned 30 years in primetime television and established one of the most iconic characters in police work, has died. He was 83.
Falk died Thursday in his Beverly Hills home, according to a statement released Friday by family friend Larry Larson.
In a court document filed in December 2008, Falk's daughter Catherine Falk said he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
Favorite Peter Falk film- Elaine May's "Mickey and Nicky" opposite Cassavetes. Great cinema verite drama with
whimsy. 5 stars 1976
Peter Falk was one of my "If he's in it I will watch it" actors. One of my favorites of his was A Woman Under the Influence .
I don't mind mentioning his recurring role as Columbo as one of the better roles he landed. Granted, it got stale, but the first seasons are really good.