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Fred Draper

Fred Draper
Special Thanks to Ted Kerin for the information and Pictures

Of the original forty-five "Columbos" on NBC, thirteen of them featured Bruce Kirby or Vito Scotti or Fred Draper, or a combination. For "Columbo" fans, Fred Draper holds the distinction of being the only "bit" player who turned out to be the real murderer -- in  "Last Salute to the Commodore", the only true "whodunnit" murder mystery of the series. He was also memorable as the "blind" witness in the final scene of "Deadly State of Mind".Draper was in "A Woman Under the Influence" (1974), with Peter Falk and fellow "Columbo" players Gena Rowlands and John Finnegan. The movie won Oscar nominations for Rowlands and for the writer/director, another "Columbo" favorite, John Cassavetes.


Real name:

Date of birth (location)
Columbo" Appearances

Dr. Murcheson
Lovely But Lethal

David Morris
A Deadly State Of Mind

Swanny Swanson
Last Salute To The Commodore

Fade In To Murder

Actor filmography
(1970s) (1960s)

   1.Opening Night (1979) .... Leo
   2.Columbo: Last Salute to the Commodore (1976) (TV) .... Swanny Swanson
   3.Woman Under the Influence, A (1974) .... George Mortensen
   4.Faces (1968) .... Freddie

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