Peter Falk, TV’s Rumpled ‘Columbo,’ Has Died

By ANTHONY MCCARTNEY, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES – Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in “Columbo,” which spanned 30 years in prime-time television and established one of the most iconic characters in movie police work, has died. He was 83. Falk died Thursday in his […]

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‘Honeymooners’ Writer Leonard Stern Dies at 88

By FRAZIER MOORE, AP Television Writer NEW YORK – Leonard Stern, a prolific writer-producer-director whose credits include “The Honeymooners,” “Get Smart,” and “McMillan and Wife,” died Tuesday. He was 88. Stern died of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said his spokesman, Dale Olson. A native of New York City, Stern found […]

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