If there is one person who could represent to me all the things that are wonderful about acting for a living, that man would probably be Peter Falk. His was the perfect embodiment of a career built as a graceful bridge between art and entertainment. On one side there are Wings of Desire and his films with John Cassavetes, and on the other are pop-culture icons Columbo and The Princess Bride.

Mr. Falk had suffered from several age-related ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease, and his family confirmed today that he passed away last night in Beverly Hills at the age of 83. Read More »