latimes:

Peter Falk, the actor famous for his role as TV detective “Columbo,” died last night

This photo ran in the Los Angeles Times on August 13, 1972, with the caption:

COLOMBO AND LAKERS—Actor Peter Falk, star of TV series, “Colombo,” takes time out for a bit of clowning with Lakers Jim McMillian (left) and Leroy Ellis. Lakers are among the cast of series episode, “Sudden Death Payoff.”

The episode was later re-titled “The Most Crucial Game,” and aired November 5, 1972. 

Our Vintage Times series is presented on Tumblr with photography from the Los Angeles Times archives.

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