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Also Known As: Died: June 23, 2011
Born: September 16, 1927 Cause of Death: Alzheimer's disease
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1945:
Joined the Merchant Marines as a cook
1952:
Worked as an efficiency expert for Budget Bureau of the State of Connecticut
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While employed by the State of Connecticut joined Mark Twain's Maskers of Hartford
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Moved to New York City
1956:
Professional Off-Broadway debut in Molière's "Don Juan" at the Fourth Street Theatre
1956:
Made Broadway debut playing an English soldier in George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan"
1957:
Cast in the Circle in the Square's highly successful revival of "The Iceman Cometh" with Jason Robards
1958:
Film acting debut in Nicholas Ray's "Wind Across the Everglades"
1960:
Received a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination for his role in "Murder, Inc."
1961:
Co-starred with Glenn Ford in "Pocketful of Miracles"; earned second Supporting Actor Academy Award nomination
1961:
Earned an Emmy nomination for appearing in the "Cold Turkey" episode of James Whitmore's "The Law and Mr. Jones" (ABC)
1963:
Played a cab driver in the all-star comedy film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World"
1964:
Appeared opposite members of the Rat Pack in the crime spoof, "Robin and the 7 Hoods"
1964:
Portrayed Stalin in the Broadway production of "The Passion of Josef D."
1965:
Co-starred in the Blake Edwards farce "The Great Race" with Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis
1965:
Played the title role in his debut TV series, "The Trials of O'Brien"
1968:
First appearance as Lt. Columbo in the TV-movie "Prescription: Murder"
1970:
First of four appearances in films directed by John Cassavetes, "Husbands"
1971:
Played the absent-minded police detective, Lt. Columbo in the long-running TV series "Columbo" (NBC)
1971:
Returned to Broadway for Neil Simon's play, "The Prisoner of Second Avenue"; directed by Mike Nichols
1972:
Co-starred with Stockard Channing in Neil Simon's play "The Cheap Detective"
1974:
Re-teamed with director John Cassavetes for "A Woman Under the Influence"
1979:
Co-starred with Alan Arkin in the comedy "The In-Laws"
1986:
Featured in the national touring company of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross" playing shady real-estate salesman, Shelley Levine
1987:
Played the beloved grandfather in Rob Reiner's fantasy film "The Princess Bride"
1987:
Played an ex-angel in Win Wenders' "Wings of Desire"
1989:
Reprised the role of Lt. Columbo for a long-running series of 2-hour ABC TV-movies; also co-executive produced and sometimes wrote
1997:
Appeared with Woody Allen in the television adaptation of Neil Simon's play "The Sunshine Boys" (CBS)
1998:
Returned to the stage to star in Arthur Miller's "Mr. Peter's Connections" at the Signature Theatre in New York
1999:
Appeared in Joe Mantegna's directorial debut, "Lakeboat," which also starred Joe Mantegna, Andy Garcia and John Turturo
2000:
Featured in the mobster drama "Made," opposite Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn
2001:
Co-starred in the two-part miniseries adaptation of the classic "The Lost World" with Bob Hoskins (aired on the BBC and A&E Networks)
2003:
Appeared in the final Columbo TV-movie, "Columbo Likes The Nightlife" on ABC
2004:
Provided the voice of Don Brizzi in the animated film "Sharktale"
2005:
Played Paul Reiser's father in "The Thing About My Folks"; also written and produced by Reiser
2007:
Featured in the thriller "Next" with Nicolas Cage
2008:
Final film appearance, playing a family priest in "American Cowslip"

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