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  1. Newbie
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    Peter Falks's accent in Columbo series

    I was wondering, what accent does lieutenant Columbo speak with?
    I mean, it's oviously American. But does it have any regional features? Although the series set in LA,
    P. Falk was born in NY. I also read, that it was typical of working class?

  2. NorwichEnglish's Avatar
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    Re: Peter Falks's accent in Columbo series

    Definitely a New York accent. Perhaps a New Yorker could be more specific. Jewish or Italian New York?
    Here's a YouTube clip:
    Last edited by NorwichEnglish; 11-Jun-2012 at 22:25.

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