Knew he was suffering with dementia and/or alzheimer’s related conditions for a while.
I heard he turned around before he went and said, “Oh yeah, one more thing.”
He was, among many other things, a very funny guy.
A lot of memories of him will be about Columbo, but the dude was a seriously great actor. His body of work with Cassavetes and Wenders is worth exploring.
I loved him in Wings of Desire
God, how awesome is his cameo in Wings Of Desire?
If anybody’s in L.A. today, apparently the Laugh Factory has a great marquee up: RIP PETER FALK MAKE GOD ANSWER QUESTIONS AS TO HIS WHEREABOUTS ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER
Ah, a great comedic actor. I have a lot of fond childhood memories of his work.
“Locked, from the inside. That can only mean one thing. And I don’t know what it is.”
“Push the button, Max!”
I’ll always remember him most fondly as the Grandfather in “The Princess Bride”. He just nailed it.
“You want me to read this book or not?”
“As you wish.”
He was awesome as Columbo. Until I saw Jeremy Brett in his S Holmes series, which I only started watching a year or so ago, Columbo was THE definitive detective for me. When I was a kid watching Columbo I used to think he was amusing yeah, but I also thought it would be scary(if you were the criminal) to find out he was on your case. He was so amusingly disarming yet deadly serious at the same time.
Just look at that knowing twinkle in his eye. Well done sir, in the game of life.
Sigh, I grew up with Columbo and The Princess Bride, and have fond memories of both. RIP, good sir, and thanks for all the entertainment.
Great in the original In Laws as well. Great in tons of stuff.
Weird, I just saw a Columbo episode tonight. Less than an hour later I read about his death.
I truly loved Columbo when I was younger.
There is a nice eulogy, “The amazing legacy of Peter Falk,” at Salon.com, including a clip from Wings of Desire. (I’d include the link, but my post count is too low.)
I’ve always enjoyed Peter Falk as Columbo – they can be streamed on Netflix. “A Woman Under the Influence” is my top 10 recommendations from Netflix. I think I’ll watch it tonight.
As you wish: