About this star

  • Category: Television
  • Unveiled: 25 Jul 2013
  • Address:
    6664 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 257th
    Monthly Average: 338th
  • Notes: The 2,503rd Star, Falk was awarded the star back in 1991 but did not get around to arranging an installation ceremony before his death in 2011.

Peter Falk

Next star: Debbie Reynolds
Previous star: Raymond Burr


As Columbo, 1973

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, A Woman Under the Influence and Murder by Death, as well as many television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once. Director William Friedkin said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."

Fact file

  • Born: Peter Michael Falk September 16, 1927 New York City, United States
  • Died: June 23, 2011 (aged 83) Beverly Hills, California, US.
  • Cause of death: Pneumonia
  • Nationality: American
  • Education: Ossining High School
  • Alma mater: Hamilton College New School for Social Research (B.A., literature and political science, 1951) Syracuse University, Maxwell School (Master of Public Administration, 1953)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 1956–2009
  • Height: 5 ft 6 in (168 cm)
  • Spouse(s): Alyce Mayo (1960–76) 2 daughters Shera Danese (1977–2011; his death)
  • Children: Catherine, Jackie
  • Website: PeterFalk.com

Read more about Peter Falk at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

'Peter Falk's Law' on death notification signed in NY
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-07-22 00:10:28
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new state law in New York named after the late actor Peter Falk aims to ensure relatives of people in guardianship are notified when their loved one dies.

Vintage Brigadoon Telecast, With Robert Goulet and Peter Falk, Screens in NYC
Playbill Combined , 2014-05-17 04:00:00
The Paley Center for Media offers a screening of the vintage 1966 telecast of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon May 17 at 3 PM.

Paley Center Will Screen Brigadoon Telecast, Featuring Robert Goulet, Sally Ann Howes, Peter Falk, Marlyn Mason, Edward Villella
Playbill Combined , 2014-05-07 15:34:00
The Paley Center for Media will offer a screening of the 1966 telecast of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Brigadoon May 17 at 3 PM.

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