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'Columbo' star Peter Falk dies at 83

It's always fun to see what interesting images come out of the archives when a prominent celebrity dies. This shot of Peter Falk in his Columbo raincoat roasting old blue eyes is a classic.

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Las Vegas News Bureau via Reuters

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Peter Falk, in his signature raincoat from his hit TV series Columbo, takes his turn at the podium roasting Frank Sinatra, during the Dean Martin Roasts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in this November 12, 1977 publicity photograph.

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