The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2035 Wednesday, 1 December 2004
From: Bob Haas <
Date: Tuesday, 30 Nov 2004 12:21:08 -0500
Subject: 15.2029 Columbo and Shakespeare?
Comment: Re: SHK 15.2029 Columbo and Shakespeare?
Try contacting William Link, the other creator/producer of COLUMBO.
He's still active; he worked on a COLUMBO movie just last year.
>There are quite a few unsourced comments on the web to the effect that
>Columbo was based on Petrovich. Most of them say that the connection
>was confirmed in a public interview by one of the show's creators,
>Richard Levinson, for example
>but I can't find a specific citation to the original. As Levinson died
>in 1987, one can't contact him and ask!
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