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Peter Falk appeared as the grandfather and narrator in 'The Princess Bride.' The actor died on June 23, 2011 at age 83 after battling dementia for years, he is survived by his wife of 34 years, Shera, and two daughters from a previous marriage.
Falk began playing homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo on the television show by the same name in the early 1970s as well as in several television movies.
Falk won five Emmy Awards during his career, as well as a Tony award for his part in the 1971 Neil Simon play, 'The Prisoner of Second Avenue.' Falk was nominated for Oscars for his roles in the 1960 movie 'Murder, Inc.' and in the 1961 film 'Pocketful of Miracles.'
Falk also starred in movies such as 'A Woman Under The Influence' in 1974, 'Wings of Desire' in 1987 and the comedy 'Corky Romano' in 2001. His last on-screen acting project was the 2009 film 'American Cowslip.'
(Pictured: Peter Falk appears in a still from 'The Princess Bride.' / Peter Falk appears in a still from the 2001 film 'Corky Romano.')
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