Actor Peter Falk, perhaps best known for starring in the series "Columbo," has passed away. He was 83. The five-time Emmy award winner, and two-time Oscar nominee passed away Thursday night in Beverly Hills.
Falk was born on September 16, 1927 in New York City. The future actor had his right eye removed at a young age due to a malignant tumor, and lived the rest of his life with a glass eye.
He eventually would become a Tony-award winning actor on Broadway, before making his screen debut. Falk was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for 'Murder, Inc.,' as well as for his role in Frank Capra's 'Pocketful of Miracles.'
But it wasn't until 1968 that Falk debuted on TV in the role for which he would earn four Emmys and multiple additional nominations, playing Lieutenant Columbo first in two television movies, then in the series, "Columbo." The show aired from 1971 to 1977, and continued in a series of TV movies as late as 2003. Falk also won an Emmy for his work in 1961's "The Dick Powell Theatre."
Falk is survived by his wife Shera, and his daughters Catherine and Jackie.