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"Along came a police lieutenant named Columbo, and my life would never be the same."

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor.

He was best known as the titular police detective on Columbo, appearing in 69 TV movies over 35 years as the disheveled lieutenant. He also appeared in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Great Race, Murder by Death, The In-Laws and The Princess Bride.

His distinctive odd stare was the result of having a glass eye, after a cancerous growth required the removal of his right eye when he was only three years old.


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