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'Columbo' Star Peter Falk Dies At 83

June 24th, 2011 2:00pm EDT
Peter Falk
Veteran actor Peter Falk, who played the famous rumpled police detective in "Columbo," died at his home in Beverly Hills on Thursday at age 83.

The actor suffered from Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to 2008 papers filed by his daughter Catherine Falk at Los Angeles County Superior Court. She claimed her father "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety."

Falk had a full film, TV and Broadway career. In 1968, Falk first assumed the role of Columbo, the disheveled police lieutenant whose seemingly slow and inept investigative manner masked a steel-trap mind....
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Master Thespian William Shatner Turns 80

March 22nd, 2011 8:07am EDT
William Shatner
Star Trek legend William Shatner is preparing to boldy go into his eighties this week - the veteran actor becomes an octogenarian on Tuesday.

After starting out as a classically-trained Shakespearean actor, Shatner swapped the theatrical stage for the bright lights of Hollywood in the late 1950s and went on to win the part that has defined his career - Captain James T. Kirk in classic sci-fi TV show Star Trek.

When the series came to an end in 1969, he reprised his role as Kirk on numerous occasions, including seven Star Trek movies, but has continued to find success on the small screen...
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William Shatner: A Man Of Many Talents

July 17th, 2008 12:25pm EDT
William Shatner
William Alan Shatner is a man of many talents. With over fifty years of acting experience, he is a critically acclaimed musician and author, and at seventy-seven he revels in his status as a titan of popular culture. Just one glimpse of the man's face brings on a deluge of images and names: Captain James Tiberius Kirk; long………… dramatic……… pauses; Priceline.com-the list could go on for pages. Below you will find the career of William Shatner broken down into a few categories, starting from his humble beginnings in the 1950s all the way through to the man we have today.

Early career

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Celebrity Birthdays, September 16

September 16th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Alexis Bledel
Happy Birthday to singer Teddy Geiger (1988), "Dr. Dolittle" actress Kyla Pratt (1986), singer Katie Melua (1984), "Gilmore Girls" actress Alexis Bledel (1981), Australian singer Shannon Noll (1975), "Deuce Bigalow" actress Amy Poehler (1971), Latin singer Marc Anthony (1968), "Saturday Night Live" actress Molly Shannon (1964), singer Richard Marx (1963), actress Jennifer Tilly (1958), "Sin City" actor Mickey Rourke (1956), magician David Copperfield (1956), actor Ed Begley, Jr. (1949), actor George Chakiris (1934), "Forbidden Planet" actress Anne Francis (1930), "Columbo" star Peter Falk (...
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Starpulse Top 10 of 2006: #9 Gone But Not Forgotten

December 25th, 2006 9:00am EST
Peter Boyle
2006 was a great year in the entertainment world; however, let us not forget those who entertained us for generations but have moved on. We look back on those entertainers and cultural icons who left us in 2006 to pay our respects...

Jazz, R&B and pop singer Lou Rawls, lost a two year fight with brain and lung cancer (1/6). He was 72. Prolific film star of the 50s, 60s and 70s and star of such hits as Alfie and The Poseidon Adventure, Shelley Winters at age 85 (1/14). 60s soul star Wilson Pickett, who brought us such hits as Mustang Sally and In The Midnight Hour age 64; of a heart a...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 16

September 16th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Alexis Bledel
Happy Birthday to singer Teddy Geiger (1988), "Dr. Dolittle" actress Kyla Pratt (1986), singer Katie Melua (1984), "Gilmore Girls" actress Alexis Bledel (1981), Australian singer Shannon Noll (1975), "Deuce Bigalow" actress Amy Poehler (1971), Latin singer Marc Anthony (1968), "Saturday Night Live" actress Molly Shannon (1964), singer Richard Marx (1963), actress Jennifer Tilly (1958), "Sin City" actor Mickey Rourke (1956), magician David Copperfield (1956), actor Ed Begley, Jr. (1949), actor George Chakiris (1934), "Forbidden Planet" actress Anne Francis (1930), "Columbo" star Peter Falk (...
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New TV on DVD, June 27

June 27th, 2006 8:00am EDT
Why whittle away your time channel surfing this summer (and only catching reruns or reality shows) when you can pop in a DVD of your favorite TV show? This week's releases include the fourth season of Monk, which centers on bumbling detective Adrian Monk, who tries to balance his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder with solving crimes. Or tune in to season five of Columbo, another detective-driven series. If neither of those suit your tastes, check out season four of Roseanne.
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New TV on DVD, March 14

March 14th, 2006 8:00am EST
MacGyver
Check out this week's new DVD releases: MacGyver season five continues the adventures of the special ops agent who is skilled with his swiss army knife and duct tape. Season one of I Dream Of Jeannie is also available in either black and white or color versions. The third season of Murder, She Wrote about a mystery writer/detective also hits shelves. Or if a male detective is more your speed, check out the fourth season of Columbo.

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