Television icon Peter Falk passed away yesterday at the age of 83. Falk is best known for his portrayal of the lead character in the 1970’s detective show Columbo, but he also appeared on Broadway and in more than 50 feature films.
In memory of Peter Falk here is a collection of some of his greatest moments.
Here is Falk in a scene from one of two Academy Award nominated performances in 1966’s Murder Inc. :
A scene from one of Falk’s best film performances as a blue collar husband dealing with his wife’s mental collapse in “A Woman Under the Influence”:
No matter what other role Peter Falk played, he was forever known and beloved for Columbo. Here is Falk with his best friend John Cassevettes demonstrating Columbo’s interrogation technique:
Here is Peter Falk discussing what made Columbo great with Larry King in 2005:
This video seems to be a fitting conclusion as Columbo’s questions have come to an end:
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