In Just One More Thing, Peter Falk takes us on an acting journey that begins not in Hollywood but in Hartford, where he worked as a management analyst for the Connecticut State Budget Bureau. His time there was no more successful than an earlier attempt to find work with the Central Intelligence Agency. At loose ends, Falk turned to an old college interest- acting. He came to prominence as an actor in 1956 in the highly successful Off-Broadway revival of The Iceman Cometh with Jason Robards. Although he worked continuously for the next three years, bouncing from one Off-Broadway theater to the next, a theatrical agent advised him not to expect much work in motion pictures because of his glass eye. Surgeons had removed his right eye, along with a malignant tumor, when he was three years old. But in 1958, the actor made the jump to Hollywood, where he landed his first movie, Murder Incorporated, and was nominated for an Oscar. Next came Frank Capra s A Pocketful of Miracles starring Bette Davis, which garnered Falk his second Oscar nomination. Falk was a favorite among moviegoers during the 1960s, admired for his roles in classic comedies such as It s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World an
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Just One More Thing An award-winning actor takes readers behind the scenes into his professional and private life--starting in Hartford, where he worked as a management analyst for the Connecticut State Budget Bureau through an earlier attempt to work with the CIA, and ultimately acting. Full descriptionFrom the Publisher:
The reluctant actor who was nominated for two Oscars and who immortalised Lieutenant Columbo around the world shares his hilarious and often touching stories – in his own inimitable voice.
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Book Description Hutchinson & Co, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110091796369