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Columbo and Shakespeare?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.2035  Wednesday, 1 December 2004

From:           Bob Haas <
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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
 >http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100270,
 >but I can't find a specific citation to the original.  As Levinson died
 >in 1987, one can't contact him and ask!
 >
 >Phil

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