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Tuesday, 16 December 2008

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"He was like this when I was a kid, 20 years ago, Chuck!"

Aging actor Peter Falk of Colombo fame has been taken to court by his daughter, Catherine, who says he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Catherine told a judge in Los Angeles court Tuesday that her dad is no longer able to run his own life.

The documents state Falk "requires full-time custodial care for his health and safety" and that a conservatorship will to protect her dad from "fraud or undue influence."

Catherine told the judge, "He's been wearing the same raincoat for over forty years, your Honor."

"He also drives that same old 1959 Peugeot that's falling apart. The dog is over 35 years old and should be put down but he won't hear of it."

"He'll keep the same unlit cigar in his mouth for over a month. That can't be healthy."

"Finally, I wanted to have this done some time ago but you can't get away from him. Every time you get to the door, he starts this, 'Just one more thing business'."

A hearing is slated for next month in the matter.

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