some really sad news has just been reported by the associated press. peter falk's daughter has filed a petition in los angeles county superior court seeking guardianship over her 81 year old father because he has alzheimer's disease.
it's a tragic development for the actor who played columbo, perhaps (imo) the greatest t.v. detective of all time. peter falk won 4 emmy awards for his portrayal of the seemingly clueless detective.
"just one more thing..." our prayers go out to peter falk and his family.
update: the associated press has reported that peter falk's wife has filed paper in opposition to the daughter's petition for guardianship. a hearing is scheduled for next month (february).
final update: in june, 2009, the court appointed peter falk's wife, shera, as his legal guardian.
book review: peter falk, "just one more thing: stories from my life"