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Saturday, June 25, 2011

RIP: Peter Falk 1927-2011

A hilarious skit from a 1977 episode of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast Series featuring Peter Falk as the rumpled, bumbling, ever-forgetful Leiutenant Columbo. Falk stays in character as he leaves the audience and entertainment's bigs in stitches with his antics during a roast of the late Frank Sinatra. Truly a jewel from the halcyon days of Television.

Falk, who had reportedly been suffering from Alzheimer's disease was 83 years old. He appeared in on and off Broadway stage productions, in musicals, comedies and feature films. Peter Falk was a marvelous actor and person. He will be missed. NBC has a brief bio and slideshow of the late actor's life and career here.

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