THIS ENTRY WAS WRITTEN BEFORE THE SAD DEATH OF PETER FALK. FOR AN UP TO DATE TRIBUTE PLEASE SEE THE LEAD ARTICLE ON THIS BLOG’S HOME PAGE
How sad that Peter Falk who played the ultimate in brainy cops Columbo has ended up getting dementia and stumbling around LA in a state of confusion. He was one of the best actors ever. Did you see him in those John Cassavetes films? He was amazing! Part of the work I do involves helping people who have dementia and I find it one of the most upsetting parts of my job. Even so, the people I know who have this awful condition are some of the nicest I’ve ever met.