TV's Columbo, Peter Falk, has died at 83

** FILE ** In this Aug. 9, 2007 file photo, actor Peter Falk arrives for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual installation luncheon at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

June 24, 2011 11:31:00 AM PDT
Peter Falk, the stage and movie actor who became identified as the squinty, rumpled detective in "Columbo," which spanned 30 years in primetime television and established one of the most iconic characters in police work, has died. He was 83.