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    Born on September 16, 1927 in New York, New York

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Columbo (1971)

Peter Falk as "Lt. Columbo"

"Columbo" isn't the typical detective whodunit TV show. On most detective shows, viewers don't know who committed the crime until the detective pieces the clues together and figures it out. On this show, however, viewers see the crime unfold at the beginning of most episodes, including who the perpetrator is. The mystery and fun for viewers is trying to spot the clues that will lead Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) to discover the culprit and watching the tricks he uses to get a confession. Episodes of "Columbo" were movie-length and ran sporadically on multiple networks during its run.

Emmy (Primetime) (1994) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1991) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Emmy (Primetime) (1990) Won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1978) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1978) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Emmy (Primetime) (1977) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1976) Won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (1976) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1975) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1974) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1973) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Golden Globe (1972) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role - Drama Series or Television Movie

Peter Falk in the news

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Remembering Peter Falk: His 10 Best Movies

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 24th 2011, 3:50PM

Jun 24th 2011, 3:50PM

Legendary Actor Peter Falk Passes Away

Posted by
Chris Harnick on Jun 24th 2011, 12:10PM

Jun 24th 2011, 12:10PM

Framed: A Woman Under the Influence

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Dec 10th 2010, 1:12PM

Dec 10th 2010, 1:12PM

Nicolas Cage Time Travels Through Next Trailer

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Feb 23rd 2007, 6:03AM

Feb 23rd 2007, 6:03AM

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