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Columbo Star Peter Falk Dead at 83

Actor won four Emmys for his portrayal of the popular TV detective

(Newser) - Actor Peter Falk, best known as frumpy detective Columbo on the long-running TV series of the same name, died yesterday in Beverly Hills, reports CBS News . He was 83. Falk won four Emmys for his portrayal of the LA detective he played from 1971 to 1978 and off-and-on from 1989... More »

Wife to Remain in Charge of Falk: Judge

But ailing 'Columbo' assured visits from adopted daughter

(Newser) - Peter Falk's wife will remain in charge of the former actor's care and affairs, but must allow bimonthly visits with his adopted daughter under a new conservatorship established by a Los Angeles court. The former Columbo star, 81, suffers from severe dementia and no longer remembers his trademark detective role.... More »

Columbo Star Has Alzheimer's

Daughter seeks legal custody to shelter ailing dad

(Newser) - Peter Falk has Alzheimer's disease and no longer recognizes people, says the Columbo star's daughter. Catherine Falk filed court papers seeking conservatorship of her father, reports TMZ, saying he "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety" and that she fears he "can easily be deceived into... More »

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