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Falk as Columbo (June 1973)
Peter Michael Falk
September 16, 1927
|Died||June 23, 2011
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Cause of death||Pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease|
|Education||Bachelor's degree, Master's degree|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
(m. 1960–1976, divorced)
(m. 1977–2011; his death)
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011) was an American actor. His best known role was Columbo in the tv series of the same name.
Falk was born in Manhattan on September 16, 1927. He was Jewish. He grew up in Ossining, New York. He earned a degree in political science from the New School for Social Research. He then earned his Master's degree in public administration at Syracuse University.
He appeared in a number of Broadway plays including: The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Passion of Josef D, Diary of a Scoundrel, and Saint Joan. Falk won four Emmy Awards playing the police detective Columbo, and one for The Dick Powell Theatre. He was nominated for seven other Emmy awards. Falk also received two Academy Award nominations for the films Murder Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles.
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With Natalie Wood in Penelope (1966)
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