Saturday, June 25, 2011

Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo

1927-2011 Rest in Peace
Always a favourite in this house.
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16 comments:

Granny Annie said...

And such a favorite in our house as well. How did such a character become so famous...glass eye and all? I was sorry to learn that he had Alzheimer disease.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: one obit I read said Alzheimers AND dementia which seemed odd. Happens to so many of us now - sadly.

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Fun facts: The role of Columbo almost went to Bing Crosby but it interfered with a golf tournament. Also, that raincoat was from Falk's own closet!

mapstew said...

A favourite of the Ma's too, along with John Thaw (Insp. Morse) and Raymond Burr (Ironside). R.I.P.

xxx

Pat said...

uB: Bing could act but Peter Falk WAS Columbo.

Map: MTL is a fan of John Thaw and Raymond Burr I can only think of in black and white, he goes such a way back.

kenju said...

He was a favorite of ours too.

Pat said...

Judy: I hope he knew how much he was liked whilst alive.
I always regret not writing a fan letter to John Gielgud until it was too late.

john.g. said...

And in this house!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Our home too.

Pat said...

John.G and GG: who knew? We are all Columbians:)

fourdinners said...

He loved his dog....that's enough.

RIP mate.

Why is everybody I loved as a kid dying?

What have I done?....;-)

He left a legacy that we love....not many can do that...if you've got to go then you could do worse I suppose...

LL Cool Joe said...

I loved the guy, he was just so unique. I never realised he had Alzheimers. My father-in-law died of that last year, and I can't think of a more cruel disease.

Eryl said...

I loved Columbo; my mother and I used to watch it together until I was really quite grown. Later, when I visited her, or she me, we would watch a rerun if one was on and be transported back to the days. I must see if I can find an episode on line.

Pat said...

4D: yes I'd be well pleased if I could leave such a legacy.

LL Cool Joe : and my brother. One can only pray they are not aware.

Eryl: MTL and I frequently watch on a dull afternoon. Somehow the fact that it is formulaic just adds to the enjoyment.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

He was Soooo Good! I loved all the films he made with Cassavetes, too....And then there was Broadway---"The Prisoner Of Second Avenue" with my dear friend Lee Grant--I was at the opening of that play....!
He was such a wonderful actor, and COLUMBO, a great great character...! He will be missed.

Pat said...

Naomi: such an exciting group of actors I always thought and Cassavetes died far too young.