|OBITUARY OF COLUMBO CHARACTERS FROM
1970’S TV SERIES
(Sent to us by Robert Thornsby)
Lewis Ayer in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 26th December 1908.
Additional Notes: Married to Ginger Rogers from 1934-1940
Died from multiple strokes in Los Angeles on 17th
Died from a stroke in New York on 12th
Bertie Hastings in Bye Bye Sky
High IQ Murder Case (1977)
Born in Buffalo, New York on the 4th January 1930.
cancer in Sherman Oaks, CA on 11th February 1994.
Alex Benedict in Etude in Black (1972)
in New York on 9th December 1929.
in Los Angeles on 3rd February 1989.
Notes: Peter Falk said of
John Cassavetes “John was the most fervent man I ever met, and he
didn’t have a copy-cat bone in his body”.
Cassidy, John Joseph Edward
Played: Ken Franklin in Murder by the Book (1971)
Riley Greenleaf in Publish or Perish (1974)
The Great Santini
in Now You See Him (1976)
5th Match 1927.
in a fire accident in Los Angeles on 12th December 1976.
He fell asleep smoking, which ignited the couch and him.
Dr Landberg in Forgotten Lady (1975)
in New York on 18th June 1917.
from cancer in Los Angeles on 12th August 1999.
Dr Marshall Cahill in Mind Over Mayhem (1974)
Vicente Ferrery Cintron in Coral Gables, Florida on the 8th
after a brief illness in Santruce, Puerto Rico on 26th January
was the uncle of actor George Clooney.
Abigail Mitchell in Try and Catch Me (1977)
Ruth Gordon Jones in Wollaston, MA on 30th October 1896.
from a stroke in Edgartown, MA on 28th August 1985.
Emmet Clayton in The Most Dangerous Match (1973)
Laruschka Mischa Skikne in Joniskis, Lithuania on 1st October
1928. Died from stomach
cancer in Hampstead, London, England on 25th November 1973.
herself as fashion consultant to Anne Baxter in
for a Falling Star
in San Bernadino, CA on 28th October 1897.
from bone marrow disease on 24th October 1981.
Mark Halperin in A Friend in Deed (1974)
Richard Paul Kiley in Chicago, IL on 31st Match 1922.
from bone marrow disease in Warwick, NJ on 5th March 1999.
Born Michael Lally on the 1st June 1900 in Brooklyn, NY.
Died 15 February 1985 in Woodland Hills, CA.
Doris Buckner in Short Fuse (1972)
Edna Brown in Swan Song (1973)
in London, England on 4th February 1918.
from a stroke in California on 3rd August 1995.
Dale Kingston in Suitable for Framing (1971)
Martin Rosenblatt in Grodek, Poland on the 22nd March 1920.
from a heart condition on 3rd July 1981.
Notes: Note the marvellous
interplay between Martin and Falk in Suitable for Framing. Ross was Falk’s acting instructor in years passed.
The 2 also worked together in The Great Race (1965) in which Falk
played Maximillian “Max” Meen and Martin played Baron Rolfe Von Stuppe.
Roger Stanford in Short Fuse (1972)
Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall in Herne Hill, London on 17th
from cancer in Studio City, CA on 3rd October 1998.
Notes: His ashes were
scattered in the Pacific Ocean.
Jarvis Goodland in The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)
Arthur Kennicut in Death Lends a Hand (1972)
Reginald Alfred Truscott-Jones in Neath, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, England
on 3rd January 1907.
from lung cancer in Torrance, CA on 10th March 1986.
Elliott Markham in Blueprint for Murder (1972)
Frank Flanagan in Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978)
26th September 1927.
from respiratory failure in Ocala, Florida on 9th September
Adrian Carsini in Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)
in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England on 5th October 1919.
in St. Paul de Vence,
France on 2nd February 1995.
David Lang in Lovely but Lethal (1973)
Vincent Leonard Price in St Louis, Missouri on 27th November
from lung cancer in Los Angeles on 25th November 1993.
Beau Williamson in Blueprint for Murder (1972)
in Plainfield, Indiana on 12th February 1919.
from lung cancer in Woodland Hills, CA on 25th October 1986.
Harold Van Wyck in Playback (1975)
Oskar Josef Bschliebmayer
in Vienna, Austria on 13th November 1922.
in Marburg, Germany on 22nd October 1984.