The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1971). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon
. Scenic Design by Richard Sylbert
[final Broadway credit]. Directed by Mike Nichols
. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 9 Oct 1971). Cast: Peter Falk
(as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant
(as "Edna Edison"),
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[on Columbo's appeal] What are you hanging around for? Just one thing. You want to know how he gets caught.
Columbo's wife, of whom he often speaks, is never seen in the series. Interestingly, most of the facts that are supposedly known about Lt. Columbo's private life are up in the air and sometimes contradictory. This may be due to his character being somewhat forgetful or may be due to him leading a suspect with a "likely story" hoping they will trip up and reveal a clue. His car, a 1959 Peugeot 403...
Half-closed eye which was actually removed in childhood