Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in as well.)
Friday, 24 June 2011
"JUST ONE MORE THING..."
Peter Falk (1927 - 2011)
Legendary actor PETER FALK, famous for playing
Los Angeles Police Detective
has died at the age of 83.
Actor BERT FREED
first played the character
in a 1960 episode of The Chevy Mystery Show, en-
titled Enough Rope", with THOMAS MITCHELL
playing the role when the
plot was used as the basis
of a 1962 stage play called "Prescription: Murder".
LEE J. COBB and BING CROSBY were originally considered for the part
when it was decided to turn the play into a one-off TV movie, but Cobb was
unavailable and Crosby turned it down. The rest is history - Falk made the role
his own, first in the 1968 TV movie, and then in a semi-regular series from 1971
until 1978. Falk returned to the role in 1989 and continued to play his most
famous part for several more years, his last portrayal being screened in 2003.
The actor developed alzheimer's disease a few years ago, and
died peacefully at his Beverly Hills home on June 23rd.