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Fears for Peter Falk as ageing Columbo star's erratic behaviour sparks call to police
The Mail ^ | 4-23-08 | unattributed

Posted on 04/23/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT by dynachrome

Either the years haven't been kind to veteran actor Peter Falk or he wasn't having a very good day.

The 80-year-old former Columbo star looked dazed and confused as he walked near his Beverly Hills home on Tuesday afternoon.

(Excerpt) Read more at mailonsunday.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; TV/Movies; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: actor; dementia; falk; television
Sad. Hope his relatives help him.
1 posted on 04/23/2008 3:17:43 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome
"Yeah, God, one more thing,
why won't USA pick up
my last 'Columbo'?"

2 posted on 04/23/2008 3:22:05 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: theFIRMbss

Looks a bit like that mafia boss Vincent “the chin” Gigante(?) who tried on the insanity defense.


3 posted on 04/23/2008 3:24:01 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: theFIRMbss

I’m so sorry to see these photos. Really hurtful to him.

“He also appeared in a series of serious film roles and even played himself in Wim Wenders cult film Wings Of Desire.”

He is/was a very good actor. I saw Wings of Desire several times and he is amazing. Not a film for the masses.....a little too “heady.”


4 posted on 04/23/2008 3:30:20 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: theFIRMbss

One of the best shows of the `80s

Obviously needs help


5 posted on 04/23/2008 3:35:05 PM PDT by Harold Shea ( Operation Chaos,way to go Rush)
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To: dynachrome

What did he do, vote republican?


6 posted on 04/23/2008 3:38:13 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: theFIRMbss

Looks like an advanced case of dementia. Very sorry to see this.


7 posted on 04/23/2008 3:47:41 PM PDT by davisfh ( Islam is a serious mental illness)
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To: davisfh
Columbo is one of my favorite TV series ever. I also loved Falk in The In-Laws. One of the funniest comedies of all time. Heck, Falk was great as one of the cabbies in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

If he's suffering from age-related problems, I hope he gets the help he needs.

8 posted on 04/23/2008 3:53:33 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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To: dynachrome

Only the British would publish a no class photo like this.

Poor soul.


9 posted on 04/23/2008 3:54:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (If it is not permitted, it is prohibited. Only the government can permit....)
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To: dynachrome
Sorry to see this. Hope he has people who love him and will help him.

I do not mean to be flip, but he looks no worse that some photos of Hillary going manic.

10 posted on 04/23/2008 3:58:21 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: dynachrome

I think he was once the highest paid actor on tv for Columbo. Hopefully, he’ll get the help he needs.


11 posted on 04/23/2008 4:04:27 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: theFIRMbss
"The MACANAW PEACHES ,Jerry , the MACANAW PEACHES!!!!"

You can tell little from one photo. Given the source of the article, the photo was probably 'cherry-picked' as the most awful of the series and the story made up to fit the photo.

12 posted on 04/23/2008 4:04:38 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: steveo
Doesn't Faulk only have one good eye? He might have been disoriented by something.
13 posted on 04/23/2008 4:05:52 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: dynachrome

Sometimes I feel like screaming at everyone and waving my arms frantically. A guy can only take so much.


14 posted on 04/23/2008 4:06:21 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: mainerforglobalwarming
Having read the article, it appears really not to be a big deal. Who hasn't looked disoriented and foolish at times. Especially at that age.
15 posted on 04/23/2008 4:10:03 PM PDT by mainerforglobalwarming
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To: Delta 21
He might justifiably be upset that the next POTUS likely will be Hillary, McCain, or most likely Obama. No choice, all unqualified.
16 posted on 04/23/2008 4:17:44 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: EggsAckley

“I’m so sorry to see these photos. Really hurtful to him.”

Yes, for sure. Gosh, I’m sure I look disoriented walking down the street most of the time.....That’s what I’ll probably look like in another 20 years! I’ll be happy if I can walk anywhere in 20 years! lol


17 posted on 04/23/2008 4:21:00 PM PDT by AuntB ('If there must be trouble let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." T. Paine)
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To: dynachrome
Hmmm - there's a guy in front of him taking these photos - there's guy in back of him with a camera...

Wonder if maybe photogs stake out in front of his house to shove cameras in his face on a regular basis - and this one day, he just wanted them "OUTTA MY FACE!"

The police were evidently satisfied he was okay...

wonder if this isn't a case of someone who deliberately provoked him so as to get photos and a "story" he could sell.

That's my read on it...

18 posted on 04/23/2008 4:22:24 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: Slings and Arrows

/mark


19 posted on 04/23/2008 4:23:38 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: All

I’m thinking it might be a case of over medication. I have seen older people get that way.


20 posted on 04/23/2008 4:24:21 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: maine-iac7

I wouldn’t think he was popular enuff anymore. the paparazzi are swarming around britney, paris, etc.


21 posted on 04/23/2008 4:26:06 PM PDT by dynachrome (Immigration without assimilation means the death of this nation~Captainpaintball)
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To: dynachrome
Ahh we all feel like that sometimes (:
22 posted on 04/23/2008 4:28:42 PM PDT by Vision ("If God so clothes the grass of the field...will He not much more clothe you...?" -Matthew 6:30)
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To: dynachrome
I’m thinking it might be a case of over medication. I have seen older people get that way.

I'm still thinking it's very plausible that photogs were in his face hoping to taunt him into doing something they could capture and make some money on.

I have "seen" photographers "get that way."

..

Looks like he's just had it and is telling them to "GET OUT OF MY FACE"

23 posted on 04/23/2008 4:30:03 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: dynachrome

It IS sad. I’ve liked him since I saw him in “The Price of Tomatoes,” soo many years ago. I hope he’s okay.


24 posted on 04/23/2008 4:32:50 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: dynachrome
I wouldn’t think he was popular enuff anymore. the paparazzi are swarming around britney, paris, etc

The proof is in the pudding.

Not just some photographer off the street can get near enough to Britney, etc, to get a photo...

This would probably be some paparazzi wannabe looking to get a photo he could peddle, make some money on and maybe get a leg up in the game.

Not popular enough? It sold, didn't it...

25 posted on 04/23/2008 4:33:42 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: maine-iac7

Yes, it makes sense.


26 posted on 04/23/2008 4:34:18 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: maine-iac7

Yes, I agree....looks like he’s telling someone to “get the he)) out of here!”


27 posted on 04/23/2008 4:35:22 PM PDT by goodnesswins (20 is the new 10)
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To: dynachrome

One of my oldest and dearest friends took herself off some of her medication. She kept falling and breaking bones. She has serious osteoporosis and spends way too much time in rehab because of it. She’s doing much better without all that crap in her system.


28 posted on 04/23/2008 4:35:31 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: dynachrome

Looks like me shortly after going back to caffeine.

29 posted on 04/23/2008 4:42:00 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: Chickensoup

I can think of scores of US rags which would publish that pic, if they got an exclusive on it.


30 posted on 04/23/2008 4:48:14 PM PDT by do not press 2 for spanish
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To: dynachrome

I actually think Mr. Falk looks pretty good for an 80 year old. Full head of hair and not that many wrinkles. Plus it looks like he does okay without a walker or cane. Looks like he is trying to shoe the parasite photographers out of his face.


31 posted on 04/23/2008 5:27:14 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (I miss Ronnie!!!!!)
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To: dynachrome

Has anyone seen the 1995 movie “Roommates” with Peter Falk and D.B. Sweeney as his grandson? Falk played an old baker from the Polish Hill section of Pittsburgh. Great movie!


32 posted on 04/23/2008 5:41:47 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: maine-iac7

I hate the stalkarazzi. Pure garbage. One of these days it’s going to end in a bad way for one of them & everyone will wonder “why?”.


33 posted on 04/23/2008 5:54:30 PM PDT by Sue Perkick (And I hope that what I've done here today doesn't force you to have a negative opinion of me....)
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To: Delta 21

A world in which the Democrats are running two Marxists for President neck and neck IS a world gone mad.


34 posted on 04/23/2008 8:22:28 PM PDT by weegee (Vote Obama 2008 for a bitter America.)
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To: Sue Perkick
I hate the stalkarazzi. Pure garbage. One of these days it’s going to end in a bad way for one of them & everyone - NO ONE - will wonder “why?”.


35 posted on 04/24/2008 5:59:54 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Just a Typical White, gun-toting, Jesus-loving Gramma)
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To: Marysecretary

“I saw him in “The Price of Tomatoes,” soo many years ago.”

It was on TV. I was a kid at the time but I still remember it as the first thing I ever saw Falk in.

That was a l-o-n-g time ago.


36 posted on 04/24/2008 4:49:56 PM PDT by toddlintown (Beer Is Good For You.)
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To: toddlintown

Yes, it was. I’m sooooo old now.


37 posted on 04/24/2008 7:48:58 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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