Friday, June 24, 2011

In Memory 2011 Peter Falk

The American actor Peter Falk died following years of suffering from  dementia, he was 83. Peter was born as Peter Michael Falk in 1927. It was in 1968 that Peter did a pilot for the series that would make his name called Columbo. The seriues was supposed to be a shirt lived programme by NBC, but it was so popular it ran and ran.

The series won Peter five Grammy awards (four for Columbo) and a Golden Globe. The first episode was directed by Stephen Spielburg, whatever happened to him?

NBC  network cancelled the series in 1977, but ABC  brought it back for an occasional run in 1989 The movies continued into the 21st century. "Columbo" appeared in 26 foreign countries and was a particular favorite in France and Iran.
Columbo's trademark: had a ancient dirty raincoat Falk had once bought for himself, he also drove an old car and a had a dog. But the wife we never saw.f. After 25 years on television, the coat .
Here is Peter as Columbo "roasting" Frank Sinatra

Peters Web site at the time of his death was still showing his illness.

When Peter Falk, my loving husband of 31 years, became ill shortly after a surgical procedure, one of my main concerns was to respect his privacy.  However, Peter's adopted and estranged daughter, Catherine, violated Peter's right to privacy by filing a public petition in the Los Angeles Superior Court to be Peter's conservator.

After an evidentiary hearing, the Court appointed me to act as Peter's conservator. Thereafter, my representatives and I were invited to appear on television shows and to speak to numerous news reporters regarding both the legal disputes and about Peter's current medical condition.
I, along with my representatives, are now declining all media invitations because I believe that it is more important than ever to respect my husband's privacy at this very difficult time.
Shera Danese Falk
Beverly Hills, California

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