EXPIRED: 06/23/11 – Peter Falk, 83, lost his right eye to a malignant tumor & wore a glass eye since. When he failed a screen test he was told by a studio boss “for the same price I can get an actor with two eyes.” Everyone remembers him for his Emmy-winning work on Columbo but I loved him most for his role in ‘63’s It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. And he went to high school in Ossining! Falk slipped into dementia after a series of dental operations in 2007, worsened as a result of anesthesia. His Alzheimer’s became so bad he could no longer remember the character of Columbo.



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