Goodbye Lieutenant Columbo, R.I.P. Peter Falk

Portrait Drawing Of Peter Falk As Inspector Columbo

Peter Michael Falk, born in September 16, 1927 passed away yesterday in June 23, 2011. He was best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the television series Columbo. Since not every episode of Columbo made it my favorite TV series, I always loved Falk playing him the old style detective character in a modern (TV) world. Beside Columbo Falk many people oversee his other great acting roles. Murder by Death (1976) for example is still a fun movie to watch. Murder Inc (1960) is a timeless masterpiece. For me he remains as an actor who always turned small people roles into big characters. Farewell Mister Falk.


2 thoughts on “Goodbye Lieutenant Columbo, R.I.P. Peter Falk

  1. Tim, thanks for this fantastic illustration of Columbo. My favorite Columbo episode is the “Any Old Port in a Storm” episode. A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger brother by locking him inside a wine cellar by turning off the air conditioning.

    Along they way, the murderer educates Columbo about fine wines. Columbo eventually solves the case through his newfound knowledge. In the last scene, Columbo and the connoisseur are sipping wine together in Columbo’s car. It’s a way of showing they both appreciated each other’s artistry.

    • Thank you very much, I really appreciate it. Columbo was a great character and Peter Falk a great actor. Since I saw David Fincher’s “Zodiac” with Mark Ruffalo I wish they would a nice Columbo big screen movie to honor all the time and details Falk put into Columbo. I know it wouldn’t be the same, but I think it would make a awesome hats off. Tom

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