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Author: Peter Falk
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Carroll & Graf edView all editions and formats
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The Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his work on the television show "Columbo" humorously relates stories from his past, covering his early attempts at employment, the loss of his right eye, and his Hollywood and Broadway achievements.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Peter Falk
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Falk
ISBN: 9780786717958 0786717955
OCLC Number: 71843431
Description: xvi, 280, [20] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: On being nominated for an academy award 1 --
You have you stories and I have eye stories 5 --
My wife Shera 10 --
Thinking about faye dunaway while driving 13 --
On being a young man who has no idea what he wants to do with his life (p.s. and he is in no hurry to find out) 17 --
I graduate college-next day Paris 23 --
On working to get a master's degree in a field you have no interest in and no aptitude for 29 --
On the thin line dividing naivete from stupidity, or why it took 12 years to become an actor 35 --
On the four words that broke the camel's back 39 --
The big apple and my first play 41 --
The iceman cometh 43 --
Jason Robards tells a good story 47 --
On being an actor with one eye 49 --
Marjorie morningstar 53 --
Leo Penn's ad-lib 57 --
On my wedding day 59 --
My father 63 --
I have never been arrested in the United States but I have been arrested in ... 71 --
Murder, Inc. 75 --
On my first meeting with Frank Capra 81 --
On wanting to kiss Frank Capra 83 --
On the role overcoats can play in an actor's career 87 --
Making a movie in Russia-why?! 91 --
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world 97 --
Robin and the seven hoods 101 --
The great race 107 --
Arthur Miller tells a good story 111 --
On what I had and you didn't-a Lou Lilly in my life 113 --
Getting arrested in Genoa 121 --
The raisin story 127 --
Anzio 129 --
How did the Columbo character evolve? 135 --
Columbo odds and ends-to play Columbo-makeup not required-unlike some other actors 143 --
"This old man, he played one-he played knickknack on my thumb" 145 --
Columbo odds and ends-god never designed any one human to be recognized by two billion other humans 149 --
Columbo odds and ends-descriptions 151 --
What's the toughest thing about creating a Columbo? 153 --
Great clues 159 --
The early days-the fights-the disputes-the distrust 165 --
In summit meetings called to settle disputes, where the star of a tv series sits can be decisive 167 --
Peter Falk's ad-lib 171 --
Shera stories 175 --
John Cassavetes 181 --
First meeting with John 185 --
Husbands 189 --
A woman under the influence 193 --
What is a Cassavetes set like? 195 --
Getting a laugh 197 --
Cassavetes-a tribute 201 --
Neil Simon 203 --
Actors as artists 211 --
Drawing art students' league 213 --
A message to the people of Romania 221 --
Can movie directors help movie actors? if so, how? 225 --
On why I wasn't in The Godfather 231 --
Why Marlon Brando wears an earplug 233 --
The Brink's job 237 --
The in-laws 243 --
How the in-laws began 247 --
The in-laws: years later, Alan and I share a joyous moment 251 --
Wings of desire 257 --
The princess bride 263 --
Happy new year 267 --
Roommates 273.
Responsibility: Peter Falk.
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An award-winning actor takes readers behind the scenes into his professional and private life--starting in Hartford, where he worked as a management analyst for the Connecticut State Budget Bureau  Read more...

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