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 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Falk has received more than 7,335,422 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Peter Falk is the 85th most popular actor (down from 70th in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from United States (down from 147th in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Actor.

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

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Among actors, Peter Falk ranks 85 out of 10,030Before him are Tom Hanks, Jane Fonda, John Wayne, Judi Dench, Leslie Nielsen, and Tom Selleck. After him are Michael Gambon, Gregory Peck, Buster Keaton, John Travolta, Charlton Heston, and Gloria Stuart.

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Among people born in 1927, Peter Falk ranks 9Before him are Ferenc Puskás, Olof Palme, Roger Moore, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Günter Grass, and Gina Lollobrigida. After him are Albert Uderzo, Samuel P. Huntington, Lawrence Kohlberg, Vladimir Komarov, Mstislav Rostropovich, and László Kubala. Among people deceased in 2011, Peter Falk ranks 7Before him are Steve Jobs, Muammar Gaddafi, Kim Jong-il, Elizabeth Taylor, Václav Havel, and Osama bin Laden. After him are Otto von Habsburg, Cesária Évora, Sathya Sai Baba, Wangari Maathai, Joe Frazier, and Sócrates.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 173 out of 15,968Before him are Pearl S. Buck (1892), Dr. Seuss (1904), Thomas Kuhn (1922), John Cage (1912), Bernie Sanders (1941), and Tom Selleck (1945). After him are Robert Wadlow (1918), John B. Watson (1878), Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Gene Cernan (1934), Patti Smith (1946), and Chuck Berry (1926).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Peter Falk ranks 41Before him are Clark Gable (1901), Paul Newman (1925), Tom Hanks (1956), Jane Fonda (1937), John Wayne (1907), and Tom Selleck (1945). After him are Gregory Peck (1916), Buster Keaton (1895), John Travolta (1954), Charlton Heston (1923), Gloria Stuart (1910), and Humphrey Bogart (1899).

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