Is Peter Falk Living or Dead?

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American actor

Peter Falk is ...

Dead
Born 16 Sep 1927 in Manhattan
Died 23 Jun 2011 in Beverly Hills
Age83 years, 9 months
Correction?
Peter Falk
Peter Falk
Publicity photo of Peter Falk as Colombo.

About Peter Falk

Peter Michael Falk (; September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he received four Primetime Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe Award. He was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, first for Murder, Inc. (1960) and again for Pocketful of Miracles (1961). Falk further appeared in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), The Great Race (1965), Anzio (1968), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), Murder by Death (1976), The Cheap Detective (1978), The Princess Bride (1987), The Player (1992), Corky Romano (2001) and Next (2007), as well as many television guest roles. Director William Friedkin said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh." Falk was the first actor to be nominated for an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year, achieving the feat two years in a row, in 1960 and again in 1961. In 1968, Falk starred with Gene Barry in a ninety-minute television movie about a highly skilled, laid-back detective. Columbo eventually became part of an anthology series titled The NBC Mystery Movie, along with McCloud, McMillan & Wife and Banacek. The detective series stayed on NBC from 1971 to 1978, took a respite, and returned occasionally on ABC from 1989 to 2003. Falk was "everyone's favorite rumpled television detective", wrote historian David Fantle. In 1996, TV Guide ranked Falk number 21 on its 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list.

He is also known as Peter Michael Falk.

Death

On the evening of June 23, 2011, Falk died at his longtime home on Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills at the age of 83. His death was triggered by cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease being the underlying causes. Falk was survived by his wife and two daughters. His daughters said they would remember his "wisdom and humor". Falk's body was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.

Falk's death was marked by tributes from many film celebrities. Steven Spielberg said, "I learned more about acting from him at that early stage of my career than I had from anyone else." Rob Reiner said: "He was a completely unique actor", and went on to say that Falk's work with Alan Arkin in The In-Laws was "one of the most brilliant comedy pairings we've seen on screen."

Films

Peter Falk has worked on the following films:

The Great Race
1965 film by Blake Edwards
1965
Faraway, So Close!
1993 film by Wim Wenders
1993
Murder, Inc.
1960 film by Stuart Rosenberg
1960
The Great Muppet Caper
1981 film by Jim Henson
1981
Robin and the 7 Hoods
1964 film by Gordon Douglas
1964
Undisputed
2002 film by Walter Hill
2002
Pocketful of Miracles
1961 film by Frank Capra
1961
A Woman Under the Influence
1974 film by John Cassavetes
1974
Murder by Death
1976 film by Robert Moore
1976
The Brink's Job
1978 film by William Friedkin
1978
Husbands
1970 film by John Cassavetes
1970
Castle Keep
1969 American war film
1969
Anzio
1968 film by Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti
1968
The In-Laws
1979 film by Arthur Hiller
1979
Corky Romano
2001
The Cheap Detective
1978 film by Robert Moore
1978
Vibes
1988 film by Ken Kwapis
1988
Penelope
1966 film by Arthur Hiller
1966
Roommates
1995 film by Peter Yates
1995
Made
2001 comedy/crime film
2001
Pressure Point
1962 film by Hubert Cornfield
1962
Machine Gun McCain
1969 film by Giuliano Montaldo
1969
Happy New Year
1987 film by John G. Avildsen
1987
Luv
1967 film by Clive Donner
1967
The Thing About My Folks
2005 film by Raymond De Felitta
2005
...All the Marbles
1981 film by Robert Aldrich
1981
Cookie
comedy film by Warner Brothers.
1989
Wind Across the Everglades
1958 film by Nicholas Ray
1958
Tune in Tomorrow
1990 film by Jon Amiel
1990
Big Trouble
1986 film by John Cassavetes
1986
Mikey and Nicky
1976 film by Elaine May
1976
The Balcony
1963 film by Joseph Strick
1963
In the Spirit
1990 film by Julian Schlossberg, Sandra Seacat
1990
Rosolino Paternò
1970 film by Nanni Loy
1970
The Secret of the Purple Reef
1960 film by William Witney
1960
Checking Out
2005
Three Days of Rain
2002 film by Michael Meredith
2002
Attack and Retreat
1965 film by Giuseppe De Santis
1965
Lakeboat
2000 film by Joe Mantegna
2000
Too Many Thieves
1966 film by Abner Biberman
1966