Peter Falk, who was known for his portrayal of the disheveled and seemingly inept homicide detective Lt. Columbo, died on Thursday at age 83. Fresh Air remembers the actor with excerpts from a 1995 interview.
He co-starred in the John Cassavetes films, Husbands, and A Woman Under the Influence. Falk is best known for his role as a rumpled L.A. detective in the TV series Columbo, where he garnered three Emmy awards. There's also a new DVD Columbo-The Complete First Season. This interview was originally broadcast on March 15, 1995.
Falk is best known for his role as a rumpled L.A. detective in the TV series "Columbo," where he garnered three Emmy awards. He currently stars in the recently released film "Roommates," detailing the relationship between a grandfather and grandson.