Peter Falk

1927 - 2011

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Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American film and television actor, comedian, singer and television director and producer. He is best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo on the NBC/ABC series Columbo (1968–1978, 1989–2003), for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards (1972, 1975, 1976, 1990) and a Golden Globe Award (1973). In 1996, TV Guide ranked Falk No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Falk has received more than 11,077,637 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Peter Falk is the 117th most popular actor (up from 125th in 2019), the 230th most popular biography from United States (up from 232nd in 2019) and the 57th most popular American Actor.

Peter Falk is most famous for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the TV series Columbo.

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  • 11M

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  • 70.86

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.21

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Peter Falk ranks 117 out of 13,578Before him are Peter O'Toole, Giulietta Masina, Keanu Reeves, Roberto Benigni, Monica Bellucci, and Gwyneth Paltrow. After him are Jason Statham, Aishwarya Rai, Kevin Costner, Jean Gabin, Diane Keaton, and Audie Murphy.

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Among people born in 1927, Peter Falk ranks 10Before him are Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Olof Palme, Roger Moore, and Samuel P. Huntington. After him are Vladimir Komarov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Turgut Özal, K. Alex Müller, László Kubala, and Antônio Carlos Jobim. Among people deceased in 2011, Peter Falk ranks 10Before him are Václav Havel, Osama bin Laden, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, and Svetlana Alliluyeva. After him are Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, Sathya Sai Baba, Joe Frazier, Annie Girardot, and Ágota Kristóf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 230 out of 20,380Before him are David Rockefeller (1915), Josephine Baker (1906), Tim Burton (1958), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Charles Sanders Peirce (1839), and Arthur Miller (1915). After him are Walt Whitman (1819), Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Michael Jordan (1963), Steve Ballmer (1956), Kevin Costner (1955), and Robert Wadlow (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 57Before him are Buster Keaton (1895), Steve McQueen (1930), Cameron Diaz (1972), Richard Gere (1949), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Gwyneth Paltrow (1972). After him are Kevin Costner (1955), Diane Keaton (1946), Audie Murphy (1925), Charlton Heston (1923), Robert Forster (1941), and Joe Pesci (1943).

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