‘Columbo’ Actor Bruce Kirby Dead at 95

Wikimedia Commons, By Ahmet Yalçınkaya

Actor Bruce Kirby, best known for his roles in ‘Columbo’ and ‘LA Law,’ has now died at the age of 95.

The heartbreaking announcement was made by his son in a Facebook post on Tuesday:

As The New York Post reports:

The American character actor began his illustrious on-screen career in the 1950s, where he starred in the anthologies “Omnibus” and “Goodyear Playhouse.”

He made a leap in the ’60s when he was cast in prominent roles on television favorites “The Patty Duke Show,” “I Dream of Jeannie,” “Car 54, Where Are You?” and “The Defenders.”

In the ’70s and ’80s, Bruce made the transition to sitcoms including “The Doris Day Show,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “MASH,” and he specialized in cop and detective dramas.

Most notably, the Hollywood mainstay played Sgt. Kramer in “Columbo,” and between 1986 to 1991, he represented D.A. Bruce Rogoff in “LA Law.”

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Janice E. Prescott
Janice E. Prescott
3 years ago

He had a great run, and now he can rest in peace.

3 years ago

“Excuse me Sgt Kramer, I hate bother you but there’s just one more thing…”