Peter Falk

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September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011

Despite a successful acting career on both stage (The Iceman Cometh, The Prisoner of Second Avenue) and screen (The Great Race, The Princess Bride), Peter Falk will always, ALWAYS be associated with one name and one name only: Columbo. Falk starred as the fog-headed, cigar-chomping detective from 1968 until 2003. With his trademark squint (the result of having a glass eye from the age of 3) and lackadaisical approach to solving mysteries (“Oh, just one more thing…”), Falk turned Columbo into one of the most memorable television characters of all time. Offscreen, Falk was an avid artist and loved the game of chess.  In his later years, he suffered from Alzheimer’s and dementia. After a particularly confused and troubling episode with some paparazzi in 2008, Falk retreated from the public and remained there until his death in June of 2011.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

At the southern end of the park, in a semi-private family plot between the Garden of Serenity section and the Chapel Garden Estate section. Essentially just to the east of Billy Wilder.

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