Falk as Columbo
|Born||Peter Michael Falk
September 16, 1927
Manhattan, New York, United States
|Died||June 23, 2011 (aged 83)
Beverly Hills, California, United States
|Cause of death||Pneumonia|
|Education||Bachelor's degree, Master's degree|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University|
(m. 1960–1976, divorced)
(m. 1977–2011; his death)
Falk was born in Manhattan on September 16, 1927. He was Jewish. He grew up in Ossining, New York. He earned a degree in political science from the New School for Social Research. He then earned his Master's degree in public administration at Syracuse University.
He appeared in a number of Broadway plays including: The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Passion of Josef D, Diary of a Scoundrel, and Saint Joan. Falk won four Emmy Awards playing the police detective Columbo, and one for The Dick Powell Theatre. He was nominated for seven other Emmy awards. Falk also received two Academy Award nominations for the films Murder Inc. and Pocketful of Miracles.
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- Arutz Sheva
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