Peter Falk 1927-2011. Died at age 84 after years of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Married 16yrs to 1st wife Alyce Mayo. They'd adopted 2 daughters Catherine Jackie. His 2nd wife, Shera Danese, was 21 yrs his junior and they were together 33 yrs before his death.
Detective Columbo (Peter Falk): SOCRATIC IRONY is employed when someone says something that conveys a message that contradicts the literal words. Someone attempting to use Socratic irony might sound like the old television detective Columbo who always disparaged his own talents to make the suspect think he was an idiot.
June 23rd, 2011 - Peter Falk, American actor died at 83. Falk died at his longtime Roxbury Drive Beverly Hills home. The cause of death was later revealed as cardiorespiratory arrest, with pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease as underlying causes. Falk is buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
Who could ever forget Columbo, screened throughout the 70s to this day! My family loved this show: the tactics of the shabby little genius were always a delight. He always got his man, or woman. I have such fond memories of the show that I will still watch it on the occasions it is repeated...