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Peter Falk

1927 - 2011

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Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running NBC 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 9,722,309 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Peter Falk is the 125th most popular actor (down from 85th in 2019), the 232nd most popular biography from United States (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 62nd most popular American Actor.

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

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  • 55

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  • 3.79

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Among actors, Peter Falk ranks 125 out of 9,996Before him are Orson Welles, Ben Kingsley, Cameron Diaz, Spencer Tracy, Stan Laurel, and Max von Sydow. After him are Ursula Andress, Rita Hayworth, Rutger Hauer, Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, and Robert Duvall.

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Among people born in 1927, Peter Falk ranks 11Before him are Roger Moore, Gina Lollobrigida, Günter Grass, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Sidney Poitier, and Samuel P. Huntington. After him are Vladimir Komarov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Turgut Özal, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Mstislav Rostropovich, and Kim Young-sam. Among people deceased in 2011, Peter Falk ranks 11Before him are Václav Havel, Elizabeth Taylor, Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Burhanuddin Rabbani, and Sathya Sai Baba. After him are Svetlana Alliluyeva, Wangari Maathai, Sócrates, Joe Frazier, Annie Girardot, and Ágota Kristóf.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 232 out of 18,182Before him are Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Colonel Sanders (1890), Cameron Diaz (1972), Michael Jordan (1963), and Spencer Tracy (1900). After him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Henry Miller (1891), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), Philip Kotler (1931), and Rita Hayworth (1918).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 62Before him are Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), Orson Welles (1915), Cameron Diaz (1972), and Spencer Tracy (1900). After him are Rita Hayworth (1918), Burt Lancaster (1913), Tony Curtis (1925), Robert Duvall (1931), Lee Van Cleef (1925), and Oliver Hardy (1892).

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