B.B. King at Fillmore East, NYC, 1968.
Peter Falk | September 16, 1927 - June 23, 2011
"It was 1955. I was 28 and I had decided to become an actor. I told my father and he said, "You gonna paint your face and make an ass of yourself for the rest of your life?" I said, "That’s right." He shook my hand and said good luck."
"Peter has a great range from comedy to drama. He could break your heart or make you laugh." — William Friedkin
"Peter realizes that if he does a bad scene I’m not going to say anything. I don’t have to say anything. He already knows it. And I know he already knows it. So he has the option of saying, "Can I do it again?" Peter will never tell you what he wants out of life. He’ll tell you about external things, but he’ll never get down to the nitty-gritty." — John Cassavetes
"Peter had this remarkable spirit. When the studios all passed on A Woman Under the Influence, he helped raise the money to make the film. Just incredible loyalty. He was that sort of guy. When you consider that he lost an eye to cancer when he was three years old, it gives you some idea of his spirit. He had to go and take up something really hard such as acting. As an actor, he was attentive. He listened. He didn’t just pretend to listen like many actors do. It’s actually hard to listen on set, what with all the necessary distractions: the lights, the crew, the attention. He had a truly great talent for that. That’s one of the reasons I took to him.” — Gena Rowlands
"You can’t study comedy; it’s within you. It’s a personality. My humor is an attitude." — Don Rickles
Dean Martin during rehearsal for the MDA telethon, early 1950’s.
Frank Sinatra : A Man And His Music , 1965
Northern Wisconsin cabin. TEA2 Architect. Builder John Kraemer & Sons.