Realistic acrylic painting by the Dutch fine artist Paul Meijering of the American actor in his best known role of Lt. Columbo - the Original painting is 90 x 90 cm and SOLD
Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011) was an American actor, best known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo, which ran from 1968-2003. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride (1987), The Great Race (1965), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), A Woman Under the Influence (1974), and Murder by Death (1976), as well as many television guest roles. He was nominated for an Academy Award twice (for 1960's Murder, Inc. and 1961's Pocketful of Miracles), and he won the Emmy Award on five occasions (four for Columbo) and the Golden Globe Award once. Director William Friedkin said of Falk's role in his film The Brink's Job (1978): "Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or he could make you laugh."
Columbo or Lieutenant Columbo is the eponymous main character in the successful detective crime drama series Columbo. He is portrayed primarily by Peter Falk, who appeared in the role from 1968 through 2003. Columbo's first name has never officially been identified, although the name "Frank Columbo" has been visible on pieces of identification throughout the show's history. The character of Columbo was created by William Link, who said that Columbo was partially inspired by the Crime and Punishment character Porfiry Petrovich as well as G. K. Chesterton's humble cleric-detective Father Brown. Other sources claim Columbo's character is also influenced by Inspector Fichet from the French suspense-thriller film Les Diaboliques (1955).
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