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  • Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'

    Peter Falk dies at 83; actor found acclaim as 'Columbo'
    Peter Falk, the gravel-voiced actor who became an enduring television icon portraying Lt. Columbo, the rumpled raincoat-wearing Los Angeles police homicide detective who always had "just one more thing" to ask a suspect, died Thursday. He was 83.
  • Benedict Freedman dies at 92; author and Occidental professor

    Benedict Freedman dies at 92; author and Occidental professor
    After Benedict Freedman and his wife, Nancy, turned the true-life adventure of a teenager who married a Canadian Mountie into the bestselling 1947 novel "Mrs. Mike," one reviewer theorized that the couple partly based the book's happy marriage on their...

    Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80

    Patricia Modell, actress and philanthropist, dies at 80
    Patricia Modell, a successful TV and film actress in the 1950s and '60s who became a well-known philanthropist in Baltimore with her husband, former Ravens owner Arthur Modell, died Wednesday at the age of 80. Mrs. Modell was admitted two weeks ago to...

    'The Big Combo,' 'Pitfall' on Broadway: Kenneth Turan's film pick

     
    "The Big Combo" and "Pitfall": The UCLA Film & Television Archive has taken to showing premium films at the Million Dollar Theater, 307 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles, and the film noir double bill scheduled for Wednesday February 8 at 7:30 p.m. is...

    Around Town: Max von Sydow plays chess with death again

     
    One of international cinema’s most acclaimed actors, Max von Sydow, best known for his iconic work for director Ingmar Bergman, visits the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre on Monday evening.