september 16, 1927 – june 23, 2011
no more things.
... well, maybe just one more thing...
from the wall street journal's how peter falk made lt. columbo iconic:
'in every story, falk’s columbo showed us what a grave mistake it was to judge a person by how they dressed, the car they drove, or how much education they had. every time he brought down one of those rich, highly educated, supremely self-confident, outrageously good-looking murderers, he not only chipped away at our ridiculous notions of what makes a hero, he offered us escape in an entirely different way. falk made us believe, through his deceptively simple performance, that we didn’t have to be rich, well-dressed, or have an ivy league education to be the smartest person in the room…nor did we have to be physically perfect, and the consummate tough guy, to be a man.
we just had to be true to ourselves.'