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  • Actor Peter Falk, best known for his television portrayal of the detective Columbo, tips his hat to the crowd as he is recognized as Gentleman of the Year, 1996, by the members of the Harvard Lampoon, Monday, April 1, 1996, in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Lampoon members Dan Williams, left, John Abbott, second from right, and Rebecca Kirshner, right, look on.

      Actor Peter Falk, best known for his television portrayal of the detective Columbo, tips his hat to the crowd as he is recognized as Gentleman of the Year, 1996, by the members of the Harvard Lampoon, Monday, April 1, 1996, in Cambridge, Mass. Harvard Lampoon members Dan Williams, left, John Abbott, second from right, and Rebecca Kirshner, right, look on.
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  • Actor Peter Falk, best know as detective Frank Columbo, has died at the age of 83.

      Actor Peter Falk, best know as detective Frank Columbo, has died at the age of 83.
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  • Actor Peter Falk demonstrates a little softshoe routing for photographers as he arrives to attend the premiere of the film Hair and the opening of the Los Angeles International Film Exposition in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 15, 1979.

      Actor Peter Falk demonstrates a little softshoe routing for photographers as he arrives to attend the premiere of the film Hair and the opening of the Los Angeles International Film Exposition in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 15, 1979.
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  • Actor Peter Falk returns to television as detective Columbo shown on April 10, 1989.

      Actor Peter Falk returns to television as detective Columbo shown on April 10, 1989.
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  • Actor Peter Falk, from "Columbo," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration, Sunday, May 5, 2002, at New York's Rockefeller Center.

      Actor Peter Falk, from "Columbo," arrives at NBC's 75th anniversary celebration, Sunday, May 5, 2002, at New York's Rockefeller Center.
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  • Television personalities Mr. T of A-Team, left, and Peter Falk of Columbo, tease each other at a press luncheon to celebrate NBC's 75th anniversary in West Hollywood, Calif., Thursday, April 11, 2002.

      Television personalities Mr. T of A-Team, left, and Peter Falk of Columbo, tease each other at a press luncheon to celebrate NBC's 75th anniversary in West Hollywood, Calif., Thursday, April 11, 2002.
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  • Actor Peter Falk is shown in Hollywood on August 2, 1962 on the set of the Stanley Kramer Production It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

      Actor Peter Falk is shown in Hollywood on August 2, 1962 on the set of the Stanley Kramer Production It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
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  • Writer Carl Reiner, center, poses with actors Don Knotts, left, and Peter Falk as they hold their statuettes at the Emmys Awards in Hollywood, Ca., May 22, 1962. Knotts was named outstanding performance in a supporting role by an actor in "The Andy Griffith Show"; Reiner won outstanding writing achievement in comedy for the "Dick Van Dyke Show"; and Falk was named outstanding single performance by an actor in a leading role in "The Dick Powell Show, The Price of Tomatoes."

      Writer Carl Reiner, center, poses with actors Don Knotts, left, and Peter Falk as they hold their statuettes at the Emmys Awards in Hollywood, Ca., May 22, 1962. Knotts was named outstanding performance in a supporting role by an actor in "The Andy Griffith Show"; Reiner won outstanding writing achievement in comedy for the "Dick Van Dyke Show"; and Falk was named outstanding single performance by an actor in a leading role in "The Dick Powell Show, The Price of Tomatoes."
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  • In this Aug. 9, 2007 file photo, actor Peter Falk arrives for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual installation luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

      In this Aug. 9, 2007 file photo, actor Peter Falk arrives for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual installation luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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  • Peter Falk of "Columbo" gives Jessica Walter of ?Amy Prentice? a kiss after both won Emmys on Monday, May 19, 1975. Falk was named best actor in a lined series while Walter won for best actress in a limited series.

      Peter Falk of "Columbo" gives Jessica Walter of ?Amy Prentice? a kiss after both won Emmys on Monday, May 19, 1975. Falk was named best actor in a lined series while Walter won for best actress in a limited series.
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  • Actor Peter Falk escorts his wife, Shera, at the premiere of the movie "California Suite" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1978. Falk's newest movie "The Brink's Job" recently began running in the Westwood section of Los Angeles to meet the Academy Award requirement for consideration for this year's awards.

      Actor Peter Falk escorts his wife, Shera, at the premiere of the movie "California Suite" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 1978. Falk's newest movie "The Brink's Job" recently began running in the Westwood section of Los Angeles to meet the Academy Award requirement for consideration for this year's awards.
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  • Peter Falk, left, and Raquel Welch at the Golden Globe Awards held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 29, 1977.

      Peter Falk, left, and Raquel Welch at the Golden Globe Awards held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 29, 1977.
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  • Peter Falk, television's Columbo, joins a chorus line on Monday, April 22, 1974 in Cambridge, Mass., as he is honored as Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. The award went to the actor who has made the most outstanding contribution to the acting profession during the past year.

      Peter Falk, television's Columbo, joins a chorus line on Monday, April 22, 1974 in Cambridge, Mass., as he is honored as Man of the Year by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals at Harvard University. The award went to the actor who has made the most outstanding contribution to the acting profession during the past year.
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  • Actor Peter Falk with his wife Alyce at their Holllywood, Calif. home on March 10, 1965. The view from this balcony is Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

      Actor Peter Falk with his wife Alyce at their Holllywood, Calif. home on March 10, 1965. The view from this balcony is Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.
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  • Actor Peter Falk and wife arrive for the invitational preview of the film "Reprieve" at Hollywood's Academy Theater on March 26, 1962 in Los Angeles.

      Actor Peter Falk and wife arrive for the invitational preview of the film "Reprieve" at Hollywood's Academy Theater on March 26, 1962 in Los Angeles.
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  • Peter Falk admires the Television Academy Emmy he won on May 22, 1962 in Hollywood for the outstanding single performance by an actor. He won the award for the hard-bitten truck driver on "The Price of Tomatoes", a Dick Powell show.

      Peter Falk admires the Television Academy Emmy he won on May 22, 1962 in Hollywood for the outstanding single performance by an actor. He won the award for the hard-bitten truck driver on "The Price of Tomatoes", a Dick Powell show.
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  • Peter Falk and his wife Alyce attend the Emmy Awards in this 1972 photo in Los Angeles.

      Peter Falk and his wife Alyce attend the Emmy Awards in this 1972 photo in Los Angeles.
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  • Actor Peter Falk, right, director Milos Forman holds his Golden Globes Award in Beverly Hills, California Saturday, Jan. 27, 1985 for being named Best Director-Motion Picture for his film žAmadeus.Ó Amadeus won four awards, including Best Film-Drama.

      Actor Peter Falk, right, director Milos Forman holds his Golden Globes Award in Beverly Hills, California Saturday, Jan. 27, 1985 for being named Best Director-Motion Picture for his film žAmadeus.Ó Amadeus won four awards, including Best Film-Drama.
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  • Actor Peter Falk kisses actress Shera Danese as they emerge from the Church of the Good Shephard shortly after their wedding ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 1, 1977. A black tie dinner and dance followed with celebrities such as John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and Bob Dishy attending.

      Actor Peter Falk kisses actress Shera Danese as they emerge from the Church of the Good Shephard shortly after their wedding ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, Dec. 1, 1977. A black tie dinner and dance followed with celebrities such as John Cassavetes, Ben Gazzara, and Bob Dishy attending.
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  • Actor Peter Falk poses with $8-million in diamonds, emeralds and gold while handcuffed at the set of Columbia Pictures "Happy New Year" being filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 3, 1985. The gems were under heavy guard during the shooting session and were reported to have been flown in from New York for the filming. The film also stars Charles Durning, who, with Falk, become jewel thieves.

      Actor Peter Falk poses with $8-million in diamonds, emeralds and gold while handcuffed at the set of Columbia Pictures "Happy New Year" being filmed in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on June 3, 1985. The gems were under heavy guard during the shooting session and were reported to have been flown in from New York for the filming. The film also stars Charles Durning, who, with Falk, become jewel thieves.
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  • Actor Peter Falk with Shera Danese at the "Cocktails for Two" party in Los Angeles, California in June 1977..

      Actor Peter Falk with Shera Danese at the "Cocktails for Two" party in Los Angeles, California in June 1977..
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  • Actor Peter Falk, 75, best-known for his role as the eccentric Lt. Columbo, gestures while on location for "Columbo Likes the Nightlife" Oct. 29, 2002, in Los Angeles. Falk, who first played the wily detective in the 1967 TV movie "Prescription: Murder," now only occasionally makes a "Columbo" movie. The new film airs on ABC Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003..

      Actor Peter Falk, 75, best-known for his role as the eccentric Lt. Columbo, gestures while on location for "Columbo Likes the Nightlife" Oct. 29, 2002, in Los Angeles. Falk, who first played the wily detective in the 1967 TV movie "Prescription: Murder," now only occasionally makes a "Columbo" movie. The new film airs on ABC Thursday, Jan. 30, 2003..
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  • Peter Falk shown December 1962, who stars with Shelley Winters in the film "The Balcony" a film in which Winters plays the role of a madam of a brothel and Falk, a chief of police. This type of film known in the industry as a "Art Film." Pictures of Peter Falk during acting scene and press interview in which he holds pair of old fashioned handcuffs, he uses in a scene..

      Peter Falk shown December 1962, who stars with Shelley Winters in the film "The Balcony" a film in which Winters plays the role of a madam of a brothel and Falk, a chief of police. This type of film known in the industry as a "Art Film." Pictures of Peter Falk during acting scene and press interview in which he holds pair of old fashioned handcuffs, he uses in a scene..
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  • Actor Peter Falk gets a slight rebuff, left, and then permission for a kiss from Pamela Jo Baker, 5, of Wellsburg, W.Va., the 1975 Easter Seal Poster Child, outside the White House on Thursday, March 14, 1975 in Washington after they payed a call as President Gerald Ford.

      Actor Peter Falk gets a slight rebuff, left, and then permission for a kiss from Pamela Jo Baker, 5, of Wellsburg, W.Va., the 1975 Easter Seal Poster Child, outside the White House on Thursday, March 14, 1975 in Washington after they payed a call as President Gerald Ford.
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  • Ben Gazzara and his bride Elke Kriwert are joined by director John Cassavetes, left, and actor Peter Falk, right, after their wedding ceremony in New York, on February 26, 1982..

      Ben Gazzara and his bride Elke Kriwert are joined by director John Cassavetes, left, and actor Peter Falk, right, after their wedding ceremony in New York, on February 26, 1982..
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  • Peter Falk with wife Alyce, in their Hollywood Hills home, California on March 10, 1965..

      Peter Falk with wife Alyce, in their Hollywood Hills home, California on March 10, 1965..
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  • Actor Peter Falk with his wife Alyce in the living room of their Hollywood, Calif. home on March 10, 1965. Behind him is the Emmy he won for his performance in "The Prince of Tomatoes." Falk is trying out some line from a new script with his wife..

      Actor Peter Falk with his wife Alyce in the living room of their Hollywood, Calif. home on March 10, 1965. Behind him is the Emmy he won for his performance in "The Prince of Tomatoes." Falk is trying out some line from a new script with his wife..
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  • Ingrid Bergman at the 47th Annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Music Center with actor Peter Falk and actress Katherine Ross, who were the presenters April 9, 1975. Berman is holding her Oscar..

      Ingrid Bergman at the 47th Annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Los Angeles Music Center with actor Peter Falk and actress Katherine Ross, who were the presenters April 9, 1975. Berman is holding her Oscar..
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  • American actor Peter Falk gestures, holding his head in his hands on Sunday, May 17, 1987 in Cannes as he presented the Wim Wenders film in competition for the 40th Cannes Film Festival.

      American actor Peter Falk gestures, holding his head in his hands on Sunday, May 17, 1987 in Cannes as he presented the Wim Wenders film in competition for the 40th Cannes Film Festival.
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