Peter Falk

1927 - 2011

Peter Falk

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor and comedian, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he won four Primetime Emmy Awards (1972, 1975, 1976, 1990) and a Golden Globe Award (1973). He first starred as Columbo in two 90-minute TV pilots; the first with Gene Barry in 1968 and the second with Lee Grant in 1971. The show then aired as part of The NBC Mystery Movie series from 1971 to 1978, and again on ABC from 1989 to 2003.Falk was twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, for Murder, Inc. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Falk has received more than 5,764,219 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 73rd most popular actor.

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  • 53

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  • 7.17

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  • 3.51

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Among actors, Peter Falk ranks 72 out of 8,832Before him are John Wayne, Catherine Deneuve, Greta Garbo, Toshiro Mifune, Liam Neeson, and Bruce Willis. After him are Sharon Tate, Vin Diesel, Brad Pitt, Jon Voight, Humphrey Bogart, and Steve McQueen.

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Among people born in 1927, Peter Falk ranks 9Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Olof Palme, Gina Lollobrigida, and Roger Moore. After him are Turgut Özal, Samuel P. Huntington, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, László Kubala, and Vladimir Komarov. Among people deceased in 2011, Peter Falk ranks 8Before him are Kim Jong-il, Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Taylor, Václav Havel, Osama bin Laden, and Sathya Sai Baba. After him are Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Wangari Maathai, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Sócrates, and Ramiz Alia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 147 out of 12,171Before him are J. D. Salinger (1919), Buzz Aldrin (1930), George Gershwin (1898), Bobby Fischer (1943), Thomas Kuhn (1922), and Carl Sagan (1934). After him are James Brown (1933), Sharon Tate (1943), Vin Diesel (1967), David Rockefeller (1915), B.B. King (1925), and Brad Pitt (1963).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 32Before him are Will Smith (1968), Charles Bronson (1921), Henry Fonda (1905), Paul Newman (1925), Jane Fonda (1937), and John Wayne (1907). After him are Sharon Tate (1943), Vin Diesel (1967), Brad Pitt (1963), Jon Voight (1938), Humphrey Bogart (1899), and Steve McQueen (1930).