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Message 1121199 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 22:42:35 UTC - in response to Message 1121197.  

Falk -- who suffered from Alzheimer's disease -- was 83.


RIP Peter Falk, you will be missed.

'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dies



Just one more thing, sir.......





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Message 1121205 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 22:54:05 UTC

Another true classic....gone.


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Message 1121225 - Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 23:55:50 UTC
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Great character actor.
I loved his work.

His work in movies has been overshadowed by his TV work.
One of his roles that was among my favorites,
was his portrayal of Joy Boy in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961).

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Message 1121293 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 3:42:08 UTC

I loved his acting too.....
The squint in his eyes when he was asking questions in Columbo.
And the nochalant attitude when he did not get the truthful answer, but knew the truth nonetheless.

RIP, dear Peter.

Gawd, we have lost so many recently.
You will have much company.
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Message 1121348 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 5:01:48 UTC
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Me too, I watched Columbo and I liked it a lot, as to Alzheimers there us no history of it in My family.
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Message 1121357 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 5:11:16 UTC - in response to Message 1121293.  

I loved his acting too.....
The squint in his eyes when he was asking questions in Columbo.
And the nochalant attitude when he did not get the truthful answer, but knew the truth nonetheless.

RIP, dear Peter.

Gawd, we have lost so many recently.
You will have much company.

They seem to be going in batches.
At least he got his Biblical 3 Score and 10, and quite a few more.
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Message 1121375 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 5:48:02 UTC - in response to Message 1121357.  

I loved his acting too.....
The squint in his eyes when he was asking questions in Columbo.
And the nochalant attitude when he did not get the truthful answer, but knew the truth nonetheless.

RIP, dear Peter.

Gawd, we have lost so many recently.
You will have much company.

They seem to be going in batches.
At least he got his Biblical 3 Score and 10, and quite a few more.

Yeah, But Alzheimers, His relatives or whomever took care of him in His last years, I've heard it's hard to watch a relative almost melt down mentally and be powerless to stop it. My late Aunt had a stroke and She only had dementia and I barely knew Her, so that's as close to Alzheimers as it gets here, I don't think their even close to being the same, but what do I know? I think She knew there was little that I could do as She was way up north near Sacramento and I was down here in Yermo, Her married relatives took care of Her, She died a few months later after having a 2nd stroke, She had no children, I was about as close to that as She ever got. And I'd only met Her once back in the 60's up north and before '73 down south when She visited My Uncle and Her Mom.

Ok, I'm shutting up now.
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Message 1121450 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 14:38:34 UTC

Vic, dementia and Alzheimers are related, in fact dementia is one component of Alzheimers. But dementia shows up in other situations, too. My mother died of colon cancer, but in the last month of her life she had some dementia issues, too. Brain damage due to Stroke can include loss of memory and altered memory/dementia. BTDWT, not fun at all.
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Message 1121466 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 15:34:29 UTC - in response to Message 1121450.  

Vic, dementia and Alzheimers are related, in fact dementia is one component of Alzheimers. But dementia shows up in other situations, too. My mother died of colon cancer, but in the last month of her life she had some dementia issues, too. Brain damage due to Stroke can include loss of memory and altered memory/dementia. BTDWT, not fun at all.

Yes both are serious, But so far Alzheimers is the worse of the two. I've heard research is making breakthroughs on this.

Dementia Wikipedia wrote:
Dementia (taken from Latin, originally meaning "madness", from de- "without" + ment, the root of mens "mind") is a serious loss of cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body.
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Well into the second half of the 20th century, dementia of the elderly was called senile dementia or senility and viewed as a normal aspect of growing old rather than as being caused by any specific diseases, while Alzheimer's disease was seen as a rare disease of middle age, until the neurologist Robert Katzmann signaled a link between "senile dementia" and Alzheimer's.[2]

Dementia is a non-specific illness syndrome (set of signs and symptoms) in which affected areas of cognition may be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. It is normally required to be present for at least 6 months to be diagnosed;[3] cognitive dysfunction that has been seen only over shorter times, in particular less than weeks, must be termed delirium. In all types of general cognitive dysfunction, higher mental functions are affected first in the process.

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Message 1121477 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 16:00:30 UTC

Peter Falk will be missed by many.

He played the Colombo part well, and just missed annoying the murders sufficiently not to be murdered himself during his investigations.
It's good to be back amongst friends and colleagues



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Message 1121568 - Posted: 25 Jun 2011, 22:06:44 UTC - in response to Message 1121225.  

Great character actor.
I loved his work.

His work in movies has been overshadowed by his TV work.
One of his roles that was among my favorites,
was his portrayal of Joy Boy in "Pocketful of Miracles" (1961).

R.I.P.



Totally agree. I liked his part of "Rabinoff" in Anzio with Robert Mitchum. They played well off each other.

R.I.P. Peter
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Message 1121656 - Posted: 26 Jun 2011, 8:30:47 UTC

Man...Is he dead? I loved that show...
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Message 1121722 - Posted: 26 Jun 2011, 14:38:46 UTC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrBMEVBzh1E&feature=related

maybe his funniest turn in a movie...opposite Peter Sellers...
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Message 1121738 - Posted: 26 Jun 2011, 15:46:46 UTC - in response to Message 1121656.  

Man...Is he dead? I loved that show...

Yep, Alzheimer has taken Him away, Drat...
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Message 1121753 - Posted: 26 Jun 2011, 17:47:55 UTC

I was listening to an interview with the director of Colombo and Peter Falk was apparently attracted to the part because he saw himself in the character the same mannerisms and forgetfulness they,the studio ,he said had to send a driver to his home several times to get the keys to the banger that he drove in Colombo more than once.I wonder if any TV channels in the UK will re-repeatthe series.Good daytime TV fodder.
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