Peter Falk 1927-2011. Died at age 84 after years of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Married 16yrs to 1st wife Alyce Mayo. They'd adopted 2 daughters Catherine Jackie. His 2nd wife, Shera Danese, was 21 yrs his junior and they were together 33 yrs before his death.
Detective Columbo (Peter Falk): SOCRATIC IRONY is employed when someone says something that conveys a message that contradicts the literal words. Someone attempting to use Socratic irony might sound like the old television detective Columbo who always disparaged his own talents to make the suspect think he was an idiot.