“Forgotten Hollywood”- Peter Falk Estate Donates to UCLA…

Posted on February 22, 2012 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   The estate of Peter Falk is providing a scholarship fund to my alma mater. UCLA has established the Shera and Peter Falk – Lt. Columbo Memorial Scholarship Fund. A donation of $3 million to the university is expected to aid undergraduates studying music, folks with disabilities, and veterans of the military.

   The hefty sum was provided through a personal will created by the fine actor of film and television. The first award will go to five students entering UCLA this Fall. They’ll have their tuition covered for four years. Falk obtained a Master of Public Administration degree at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University in 1953. Falk was also an accomplished artist, and in 2006, he had an exhibition of his artwork at the Butler Institute of American Art.

   Peter Falk was the winner of four Emmys for playing the disheveled detective on a television anthology series on NBC. He previously received two Oscar Supporting Actor nods for roles in Murder Inc., and A Pocketful of Miracles.

   You can purchase a copy of Forgotten Hollywood Forgotten History at the UCLA Store Bookzone. An additional paperback is housed in the prestigious shelves of the UCLA Arts Libraries and Collections.

   As a Bruin alumnus, I’m pleased over the enduring legacy in the field of education placed in the name of the late Peter Falk.

Until next time>                                “never forget”

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