Friday 24 June 2011

Just one more thing.... Peter Falk, Legend! R.I.P

June 24th 2011, aged 83, legendary screen detective Peter Falk, aka Columbo, passes away at his home.  
So many clips on youtube, here are just a few.

This is one of the funniest clips I've found.... Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo on a Celebrity Roast from 1977.  Peter Falk was a true legend... and funny too! :-)
Another one....

Just one more thing....

Peter had a long career with many great performances.... from 1959 through to 2008!  I remember him well in "The Princess Bride"..... Great movie!

He will of course be forever remembered as the forgetful, haphazard, bumbling, scruffy Lt. Columbo.  If you haven't seen Columbo in a while, I would strongly suggest you head on out to your local DVD shop and pick up one of the boxsets.... timeless sleuthing!  Full of so many special guest stars and guest directors, Patrick McGoohan, for one, starred in a number of episodes and directed a bunch too.... Watching Columbo is like taking a walk down memory lane....
Peter Falk, a true legend.... Just one more thing.... R.I.P.


1959The Bloody BroodNico
1960Murder Inc.Abe RelesNominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Secret of the Purple ReefTom Weber
1961Pocketful of MiraclesJoy BoyNominated again for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
1962Pressure PointYoung Psychiatrist
1963The BalconyPolice Chief
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad WorldCab Driver
1964Robin and the 7 HoodsGuy Gisborne
Attack and Retreat (Italiani Brava Gente)MedicItalian production
1965The Great RaceMax
1966PenelopeLieutenant Horatio Bixbee
Too Many ThievesDanny
1967LuvMilt Manville
1968AnzioCorporal Jack RabinoffAlternative titles: The Battle of AnzioLo Sbarco di Anzio (Italian)
1969Machine Gun McCainCharlie AdamoAlternative titles: For a PriceGli intoccabili (Italian)
Castle KeepSergeant Rossi
1970HusbandsArchie BlackAlternative title: Husbands: A Comedy About Life, Death and Freedom
1974A Woman Under the InfluenceNick Longhetti
1976Murder by DeathSam Diamond
Mikey and NickyMikey
1978The Cheap DetectiveLou PeckinpaughAlternative title: Neil Simon's The Cheap Detective
1979The In-LawsVincent J. Ricardo
1981…All the MarblesHarry SearsAlternative title: The California Dolls
1987The Princess BrideGrandfather/Narrator
Happy New YearNickDirected by John G. Avildsen
Wings of DesireHimselfDirected by Wim Wenders
1988VibesHarry BuscafuscoAlternative title: Vibes: The Secret of the Golden Pyramids
1989CookieDominick "Dino" Capisco
1990Tune in TomorrowPedro CarmichaelAlternative title: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
1993Faraway, So Close!HimselfDirected by Wim Wenders
1995RoommatesRocky Holzcek
1998Money KingsVinnie Glynn
Corky RomanoFrancis A. "Pops" RomanoAlternative title: Corky Romano: 'Special' Agent
2002UndisputedMendy Ripstein
2004Shark TaleDon FeinbergVoice
2005The Thing About My FolksSam Kleinman
2005Checking OutMorris Applebaum
2008American CowslipFather Randolph
1958Kraft Suspense TheatreIzzy1 episode
1959DecoyFred Dana1 episode
1960Have Gun–Will TravelWaller1 episode
The UntouchablesDuke Mullen1 episode, "The Underworld Bank"
1961The Twilight ZoneRamos Clemente1 episode "The Mirror"
The Barbara Stanwyck ShowJoe1 episode, "The Assassin"
1962The New BreedLopez1 episode
1963Wagon TrainGus Morgan1 episode
1964Ben CaseyDr. Jimmy Reynolds2 episodes
1965–1966The Trials of O'BrienDaniel O'Brien22 episodes
1968A Hatful of RainPolo Pope1 episode
1968–2003ColumboLieutenant Columbo69 episodes
1971The Name of the GameLewis Corbett1 episode
1978Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (comedy)Guest appearancewith Frank Sinatra – Watch
1995The Sunshine BoysWillie ClarkTelevision movie
2001The Lost WorldReverend Theo KerrTelevision movie
2001A Town Without ChristmasMaxTelevision Movie
2003Finding John ChristmasMaxTelevision movie
2004When Angels Come To TownMaxTelevision Movie

1 comment:

  1. I loved Murder by Death - comedy gold.