US actor Peter Falk dies aged 83
Sunday, June 26, 2011
US actor died on Thursday at his home in , California after a struggle with . Falk may be most known for his role as Detective in the television series of the same name that ran on from 1968 to 1978, which moved to in 1989. The last episode aired in 2003. His portrayal of the character won him four s.
Falk, born in 1927, had his right eye surgically removed at the age of three, due to a cancerous growth. He wore a World War II.for most of his life. Because of this, he was rejected by the armed services at the end of
Falk starred in his first crime film,in 1960, for which he was nominated for an . In 's 1965 film , he appeared with , , and .
Falk is survived by his wife and two daughters.
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