Suzanne Rogers is an American actress with film and television credits. Her stage name was inspired by Ginger Rogers, whom she cites as an inspiration for joining the entertainment industry. Suzanne Rogers was born Suzanne Cecelia Crumpler on July 9,1943, while growing up in Colonial Heights, she took an interest in dancing. She expressed interest in it at the age of two and started taking dancing lessons during her childhood, at the age of 17, Rogers left her hometown and decided to pursue a dancing career. She moved to New York City and became one of the dancers at the Radio City Music Hall, after spending 10 years in New York City, the actress wanted to try out an acting dream and moved to California in January 1973. She attended acting classes in California with Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, soon after, she landed the role of Maggie Horton on NBCs Days of Our Lives. Maggie was introduced as a guest character in August 1973, by scriptwriter William J. Bell, from the beginning, Bell considered the role ideal for her.
He approached Rogers about taking the role of Maggie, and she agreed and she was immediately described by critics who gave reviews of the show as being one of the most energetic girls on daytime television. The news of Rogers being cast as Maggie was a different move, taking an actress who loves to dance and this was her first television assignment, after being the youngest girl to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall. In 1984, Rogers was diagnosed with the rare muscle disorder myasthenia gravis and this disease affected her facial muscles, and the medicine the doctors put her on made her feel ill, and her face appeared swollen while suffering hair loss. She temporarily left the show after 11 years when the effects of the disease became increasingly worse and her entire appearance changed, and she did not return to Days of Our Lives for a year. Rogers returned to the serial when her health became better, wanting to educate viewers about the disease, confronted executive producer Betty Corday about her character being diagnosed with the disease.
Corday agreed, and a storyline played out with Maggie learning she has myasthenia gravis, the actress went into remission in 1995, and has remained in remission since. In 2010, after her characters husband is killed off, Maggie began to some effects she experienced when diagnosed with the disease in 1984. In 2003, a series of serial killings occurred on the show. Maggie was killed off in a whodunnit, murder storyline involving a serial killer. To help with falling ratings at the time, current head writer James E. Reilly decided to bring all the back from the dead. They all turned up in the town of Melaswen, or New Salem spelt backwards
The National Broadcasting Company is an American commercial broadcast television network that is the flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast. The network is part of the Big Three television networks, founded in 1926 by the Radio Corporation of America, NBC is the oldest major broadcast network in the United States. Following the acquisition by GE, Bob Wright served as executive officer of NBC, remaining in that position until his retirement in 2007. In 2003, French media company Vivendi merged its entertainment assets with GE, Comcast purchased a controlling interest in the company in 2011, and acquired General Electrics remaining stake in 2013. Following the Comcast merger, Zucker left NBC Universal and was replaced as CEO by Comcast executive Steve Burke, during a period of early broadcast business consolidation, radio manufacturer Radio Corporation of America acquired New York City radio station WEAF from American Telephone & Telegraph. Westinghouse, a shareholder in RCA, had an outlet in Newark, New Jersey pioneer station WJZ.
This station was transferred from Westinghouse to RCA in 1923, WEAF acted as a laboratory for AT&Ts manufacturing and supply outlet Western Electric, whose products included transmitters and antennas. The Bell System, AT&Ts telephone utility, was developing technologies to transmit voice- and music-grade audio over short and long distances, the 1922 creation of WEAF offered a research-and-development center for those activities. WEAF maintained a schedule of radio programs, including some of the first commercially sponsored programs. In an early example of chain or networking broadcasting, the station linked with Outlet Company-owned WJAR in Providence, Rhode Island, AT&T refused outside companies access to its high-quality phone lines. The early effort fared poorly, since the telegraph lines were susceptible to atmospheric. In 1925, AT&T decided that WEAF and its network were incompatible with the companys primary goal of providing a telephone service. AT&T offered to sell the station to RCA in a deal that included the right to lease AT&Ts phone lines for network transmission, the divisions ownership was split among RCA, its founding corporate parent General Electric and Westinghouse.
NBC officially started broadcasting on November 15,1926, WEAF and WJZ, the flagships of the two earlier networks, were operated side-by-side for about a year as part of the new NBC. On April 5,1927, NBC expanded to the West Coast with the launch of the NBC Orange Network and this was followed by the debut of the NBC Gold Network, known as the Pacific Gold Network, on October 18,1931. The Orange Network carried Red Network programming, and the Gold Network carried programming from the Blue Network, the Orange Network recreated Eastern Red Network programming for West Coast stations at KPO in San Francisco. The Orange Network name was removed from use in 1936, at the same time, the Gold Network became part of the Blue Network. In the 1930s, NBC developed a network for shortwave radio stations, in 1927, NBC moved its operations to 711 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, occupying the upper floors of a building designed by architect Floyd Brown
Drake Hogestyn is an American actor best known for his long running role as John Black on the American soap opera Days of Our Lives. Hogestyn was born in Fort Wayne, where he graduated from North Side High School and he attended the University of South Florida in Tampa on a baseball scholarship, majoring in pre-dentistry. He graduated with a major in microbiology and applied sciences. He was drafted by two professional organizations, the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees. Hogestyn signed with the Yankees and played third base for one of their teams until he was injured in 1978. Hogestyn began his career by entering a Columbia Pictures talent search that included 75,000 people. Hogestyn was among the 30 selected, and his first starring role was on the time series Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. After a few roles, Hogestyn joined the cast of Days of our Lives in 1986. He initially played a man referred to simply as The Pawn, however. Hogestyn quickly became a fan favorite and enjoyed many popular pairings, in 1998, while starring on Days, Shelley Long wanted Drake to join her for an upcoming series, Kelly.
He was set to star in both until the filming of the episode of Kelly, Kelly conflicted with his schedule on Days. In 1991, Wayne Northrop agreed to return to Days to reprise his role of Roman, in order to keep both actors on the show, Drakes story was retconned and his past rewritten. Despite this change, Hogestyn remained one of the shows most popular actors, the pairing of John Black and Marlena Evans is one of the shows enduring supercouples. Drakes John Black character was killed off the week of October 15,2007 and it was rumored the character was officially dead and would not be back, but Days has a reputation for killing many characters and eventually bringing them back. In fact it turned out that John was not really dead at all, as of January 8,2008, Drake was back on Days of our Lives in the role he created. Confirmed on November 17,2008, along with his long-time co-star, Days of Our Lives brought back the characters of John and Marlena starting September 26,2011. Hogestyn married his childhood sweetheart Victoria, the couple have four children, three daughters, Whitney and Rachael, and one son, Ben.
Hogestyn is a practitioner of Bruce Lees Jeet Kune Do as is his Days Of Our Lives character John Black, Hogestyn is a master of the Nunchaku, the weapon that Lee was known for using in his films
Kung Fu (TV series)
Kung Fu is an American action-adventure martial arts western drama television series starring David Carradine. The series aired on ABC from October 1972 to April 1975 for a total of 63 episodes, Kung Fu was preceded by a full-length feature television pilot, an ABC Movie of the Week, which was broadcast on February 22,1972. The series became one of the most popular programs of the early 1970s, receiving widespread critical acclaim. Kung Fu was created by Ed Spielman and produced by Jerry Thorpe, and developed by Herman Miller, who was a writer for, and co-producer of, the series. Many of the used in the series are adapted from or derived directly from the Tao Te Ching. Keye Luke and Philip Ahn were members of the regular cast, David Chow, who was a guest star in the series, acted as the technical and kung fu advisor, a role undertaken by Kam Yuen. Kwai Chang Caine is the son of an American man, Thomas Henry Caine. After his maternal grandfathers death he is accepted for training at a Shaolin Monastery, in the pilot episode Caines beloved mentor and elder, Master Po, is murdered by the Emperors nephew, Caine retaliates by killing the nephew.
With a price on his head, Caine flees China to the western United States, although it is his intention to avoid notice, Caines training and sense of social responsibility repeatedly force him out into the open, to fight for justice or protect the underdog. After each such encounter he must move on, both to capture and prevent harm from coming to those he has helped. Searching for his family, he meets a preacher and his mute sidekick Sonny Jim, flashbacks are often used to recall specific lessons from Caines childhood training in the monastery from his teachers, the blind Master Po and Master Chen Ming Kan. Part of the appeal of the series was undoubtedly the emphasis laid, via the flashbacks, the Shaolin Monastery which appeared in flashbacks was originally a set used for the 1967 film Camelot. It was inexpensively and effectively converted for the setting in China, in her memoirs, Bruce Lees widow, Linda Lee Cadwell, asserts that Lee created the concept for the series, which was stolen by Warner Bros.
There is circumstantial evidence for this in a December 8,1971 television interview that Bruce Lee gave on The Pierre Berton Show. In the interview, Pierre Berton comments, Theres a pretty good chance youll get a TV series in the States called The Warrior, in it, where you use what. Lee responds, That was the original idea. both of them, I think, they want me to be in a type of a thing. Whereas I want to do the Western, you see, how else can you justify all of the punching and kicking and violence, except in the period of the West. Later in the interview, Berton asks Lee about the problems that you face as a Chinese hero in an American series, have people come up in the industry and said well, we dont know how the audience are going to take a non-American
The show originally ran from September 21,1968, through May 20,1975, and helped introduce police procedures and jargon to the general public in the United States. Adam-12 featured the year-old LAPD Rampart Division station at 2710 West Temple Street as the setting for the series, according to the radio call sign of the unit 1-Adam-12, the patrol area was within the Central Division, which serves Downtown Los Angeles, rather than Rampart. The designation 1-Adam-12 is a combination of three elements, the first element indicates the units LAPD division. The second element indicates the type of unit, the third element identifies the patrol cars number. The one in 1-Adam-12 means the car operates in Division 1. LAPD assigns two-person units the letter A, in the LAPD phonetic alphabet, the letter A is spoken as Adam. The third element is the last two numbers of the cars full unit number. In the program, 1-Adam-12 typically operated in the Rampart Division, Division 2, not the Central Division, Division 1, there was never an actual patrol car with the call sign of 1-Adam-12.
In the series first episode, Reed is less than a week out of the prestigious Los Angeles Police Academy, and is eager to begin his career. Three weeks before, Malloys patrol partner had been killed in an attempt to apprehend an armed suspect, Malloy is deeply saddened. On what is to be Malloys last shift, the watch commander Lieutenant Moore assigns Malloy to take the young, Moore was Malloys first training officer seven years earlier. His comment to Reed at the end of their first watch together was, I couldnt turn you loose on the citizens of Los Angeles, reeds probationary period is played out during the first and second seasons, after which he is promoted to a full officer. Reed and Malloy remain beat partners, Malloy displays a Distinguished Expert shooting medal, Reed displays a Sharpshooter medal. Malloy and Reed reported to Shift Supervisor William Mac MacDonald, who took a black-and-white command cruiser with the call sign 1-L-20 into the field. Reed once questioned why Malloy had not taken the sergeants exam, Malloy related he preferred working patrol on the street to supervision.
Malloy showed he could supervise when Mac was ill, several of their fellow officers were recurring characters, the most frequent were Jerry Woods, Ed Wells, Detective Sgt Jerry Miller, and Officer Brinkman. Shaaron Claridge, a real-life LAPD dispatcher, was the dispatcher, over the course of the series, Sergeant Mac MacDonald was promoted to Sergeant 2. Lt Moore was promoted to Captain, and served as the officer of the division
Americans are citizens of the United States of America. The country is home to people of different national origins. As a result, Americans do not equate their nationality with ethnicity, although citizens make up the majority of Americans, non-citizen residents, dual citizens, and expatriates may claim an American identity. See Names for United States citizens. S, virgin Islands and Northern Mariana Islands in the 20th century. It includes influences of African-American culture, westward expansion integrated the Creoles and Cajuns of Louisiana and the Hispanos of the Southwest and brought close contact with the culture of Mexico. Large-scale immigration in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from Southern and Eastern Europe introduced a variety of elements, immigration from Asia and Latin America has had impact. A cultural melting pot, or pluralistic salad bowl, describes the way in which generations of Americans have celebrated and exchanged distinctive cultural characteristics, in addition to the United States and people of American descent can be found internationally.
As many as seven million Americans are estimated to be living abroad, the United States of America is a diverse country and ethnically. Some other race is an option in the census and other surveys, people of European descent, or White Americans, constitute the majority of the 308 million people living in the United States, with 72. 4% of the population in the 2010 United States Census. They are considered people who trace their ancestry to the peoples of Europe, the Middle East. Of those reporting to be White American,7,487,133 reported to be Multiracial, with largest combination being white, there are 29,184,290 White Hispanics or Latinos. Non-Hispanic Whites are the majority in 46 states, there are four minority-majority states, Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii. In addition, the District of Columbia has a non-white majority, the state with the highest percentage of non-Hispanic White Americans is Maine. The largest continental ancestral group of Americans are that of Europeans who have origins in any of the peoples of Europe.
This includes people via African, North American, Central American or South American and Oceanian nations that have a large European diaspora, the Spanish were the first Europeans to establish a continuous presence in what is now the United States. Martín de Argüelles born 1566, San Agustín, La Florida, was the first person of European descent born in what is now the United States. Twenty-one years later, Virginia Dare born 1587 Roanoke Island in present-day North Carolina, was the first child born in the Thirteen Colonies to English parents. 8% of the total population, Hispanic or Latino Americans constitute the largest ethnic minority in the United States. They form the second largest group after non-Hispanic Whites in the United States, hispanic/Latino Americans are very racially diverse, and as a result form an ethnic category, rather than a race
Night Gallery is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from 1969 to 1973, featuring stories of horror and the macabre. Serling appeared in an art gallery setting and introduced the macabre tales that made up each episode by unveiling paintings that depicted the stories and his intro usually was, “Good evening, and welcome to a private showing of three paintings, displayed here for the first time. Each is an item in its own way—not because of any special artistic quality, but because each captures on a canvas, suspended in time and space. Night Gallery was initially part of an anthology or wheel series called Four in One. This 1970–1971 television series rotated four separate shows, including McCloud, SFX, two of these, Night Gallery and McCloud were renewed for the 1971–1972 season with McCloud becoming the most popular and longest running of the four. The show featured various different composers, the original pilot theme was composed by Billy Goldenberg. The theme for the first two seasons, composed by Gil Mellé, is noted for being one of the first television openings to use electronic instruments, for the third season, Mellés theme was replaced with a more frantic orchestral piece by Eddie Sauter.
Currently, no music from the show has ever been commercially released, another notable difference from the original Twilight Zone series was that there was no ending monologue by Serling summarizing the end of the story segment. Very often the camera would focus on the final chosen image for several seconds. Serling wrote many of the teleplays, including Camera Obscura, The Caterpillar, Class of 99, Cool Air, The Doll, Green Fingers, Lindemanns Catch, and The Messiah on Mott Street. Non-Serling efforts include The Dead Man, Ill Never Leave You—Ever, Pickmans Model, A Question of Fear, Silent Snow, Secret Snow, robert Bloch wrote two teleplays for the show. Logodas Heads was based on the story by August Derleth, last Rites for a Dead Druid was originally an adaptation by Bloch of the H. P. Night Gallery was nominated for an Emmy Award for its first-season episode Theyre Tearing Down Tim Rileys Bar as the Outstanding Single Program on U. S. television in 1971, in 1972, the series received another nomination for the second-season episode Pickmans Model.
As The Sixth Sense was originally a show, these episodes were all severely edited to fit into the half-hour timeslot. The original, uncut version of the series has shown on the Encore Mystery cable network. The show has aired in the 30-minute format in some markets through the Retro Television Network in the past, meTV currently has broadcast rights for Night Gallery and airs the show in its edited thirty-minute format, including the edited The Sixth Sense episodes. However, as of March 2016 the series is not on the regular broadcast schedule. From May 21 to May 232016, Decades aired a marathon of the series, in 2004, Universal released the Region 1 DVD collection of the series, plus bonus episodes from Seasons 2 and 3 as extras
Hudson Motor Car Company
The Hudson Motor Car Company made Hudson and other brand automobiles in Detroit, from 1909 to 1954. In 1954, Hudson merged with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation to form American Motors, the Hudson name was continued through the 1957 model year, after which it was discontinued. A total of eight Detroit businessmen formed the company on February 20,1909, one of the chief car men and organizer of the company was Roy D. Chapin, Sr. a young executive who had worked with Ransom E. Olds. The company quickly started production, with the first car out of a small factory in Detroit on July 3,1909 at Mack Avenue and Beaufait Street. The new Hudson Twenty was one of the first low-priced cars on the American market, the land was the former farm of D. J. Campau. On 1 July 1926, Hudsons new $10 million body plant was completed where the automaker could now build the all-steel closed bodies for both the Hudson and Essex models. It was designed by the firm of renowned industrial architect Albert Kahn with 223,500 square feet, production in 1911 increased to 6,486.
For 1914 Hudsons for the American market were now left hand drive, the Super Six was the first engine built by Hudson, previously Hudson had developed engine designs and had them manufactured by Continental Motors Company. Most Hudsons until 1957 had straight-6 engines, Hudson transmissions used an oil bath and cork clutch mechanism that proved to be as durable as it was smooth. Hudson was the third largest U. S. car maker that year, after Ford Motor Company and Chevrolet. The Essex found great success by offering one of the first affordable sedans, in 1932, Hudson began phasing out its Essex nameplate for the modern Terraplane brand name. The new line was launched on July 21,1932, with a promotional christening by Amelia Earhart, for 1932 and 1933, the restyled cars were named Essex-Terraplane, from 1934 as Terraplane, until 1938 when the Terraplane was renamed the Hudson 112. Hudson began assembling cars in Canada, contracting Canada Top and Body to build the cars in their Tilbury, Ontario, in England Terraplanes built at the Brentford factory were still being advertised in 1938.
This took the place of the shift lever, but required conventional clutch actions. Cars equipped with Electric Hand carried a conventional shift lever in clips under the dash, Hudson was noted for offering an optional vacuum-powered automatic clutch, starting in the early 1930s. For the 1930 model year Hudson debuted a new flathead inline eight cylinder engine with block and Crankcase cast as a unit and fitted with two cylinder heads. A2.75 inch bore and 4.5 inch stroke displaced 218.8 cubic inches developing 80 HP at 3,600 RPM with the standard 5.78,1 Compression ratio. The 5 Main bearing Crankshaft had 8 integral counterweights, an industry first, four rubber blocks were used at engine mount points
Not to be confused with Emergency, a TV program aired on GMA Network in the Philippines. Is an American television series that combines the drama and action-adventure genres. It was a joint production of Mark VII Limited and Universal Television, was created and produced by Jack Webb and Robert A. Cinader, who were responsible for the police dramas Adam-12 and Dragnet. Harold Jack Bloom is credited as a creator, Webb does not receive credit as a creator. In the shows original TV-movie pilot, Webb was credited only as its director. The plot of the pilot film described the passing of state legislation, eventually signed by State Governor Ronald Reagan. Squad 51 worked in concert with the fictional Rampart General Hospital medical staff, the Smithsonian Institution accepted Emergency. Memorabilia into its National Museum of American Historys public-service section, including the firefighters helmets, biophone, the vehicles of Station 51 are a part of the collection of the Los Angeles County Fire Museum.
To train for their parts, the actors and Tighe. sat in on paramedic classes and rode out on extensive ride-alongs with LACoFD. In an interview with Tom Blixa of WTVN, Mantooth said that the wanted them to train so that they would at least know the fundamentals. Mantooth mentioned that you needed to take the course to be a paramedic. Mantooth became an advocate for firefighters and paramedics after the series ended and he continued, as of late October 2014, to give speeches and make appearances all over the country at special events. Supporting characters were the crew of Station 51s A shift, some of whom were played by professional firefighters, chet Kelly, Marco Lopez, Mike Stoker, Captain Dick Hammer, and Captain Hank Stanley. Lanier, an actual LACoFD Dispatcher, retired from the department shortly after Emergency, Lopez spoke Spanish, and occasionally translated for the crew when a victim or onlooker spoke Spanish but no English. Boyett was a regular on Adam-12, playing Sergeant MacDonald, Robert Fuller as Kelly Brackett, M. D. F. A. C. S.
Julie London as Dixie McCall, R. N, bobby Troup as Joe Early, M. D. F. A. C. S. Ron Pinkard as Mike Morton, M. D. Randolph Mantooth as Firefighter Paramedic John Roderick Johnny Gage, County FD Squad 51 Kevin Tighe as Firefighter Paramedic Roy DeSoto, L. A. County FD Squad 51 Tim Donnelly as Firefighter Chester B, County FD Engine 51 Marco Lopez as Firefighter Marco Lopez, L. A
An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century, Elections may fill offices in the legislature, sometimes in the executive and judiciary, and for regional and local government. This process is used in many other private and business organizations. Electoral reform describes the process of introducing fair electoral systems where they are not in place, psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections. To elect means to choose or make a decision, and so other forms of ballot such as referendums are referred to as elections. Elections were used as early in history as ancient Greece and ancient Rome, and throughout the Medieval period to select rulers such as the Holy Roman Emperor, in Vedic period of India, the raja of a gana was apparently elected by the gana. The raja belonged to the noble Kshatriya varna, and was typically a son of the previous raja, the gana members had the final say in his elections.
The Pala king Gopala in early medieval Bengal was elected by a group of feudal chieftains, such elections were quite common in contemporary societies of the region. In Chola Empire, around 920 CE, in Uthiramerur, palm leaves were used for selecting the village committee members, the leaves, with candidate names written on them, were put inside a mud pot. To select the members, a young boy was asked to take out as many leaves as the number of positions available. This was known as the Kudavolai system, ancient Arabs used election to choose their caliph and Ali, in the early medieval Rashidun Caliphate. Questions of suffrage, especially suffrage for minority groups, have dominated the history of elections, the dominate cultural group in North America and Europe, often dominated the electorate and continue to do so in many countries. Early elections in such as the United Kingdom and the United States were dominated by landed or ruling class males. However, by 1920 all Western European and North American democracies had universal male suffrage.
Despite legally mandated universal suffrage for males, political barriers were sometimes erected to prevent fair access to elections. The question of who may vote is an issue in elections. In Australia Aboriginal people were not given the right to vote until 1962, suffrage is typically only for citizens of the country, though further limits may be imposed. However, in the European Union, one can vote in municipal elections if one lives in the municipality and is an EU citizen, the nationality of the country of residence is not required
Columbo is an American television series starring Peter Falk as Columbo, a homicide detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. The plot revolves around how a perpetrator whose identity is known to the audience will finally be caught. Columbo is a police detective of Italian descent whose clothes are disheveled and whose trademarks include wearing a rumpled, beige raincoat over his suit. He is consistently underestimated by his suspects who, while initially reassured and distracted by his circumstantial speech, despite his unassuming appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he is extremely intelligent and shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all evidence needed for a conviction. His formidable eye for detail and relentlessly dedicated approach, often become clear to the only late in the story line. The episodes are all movie-length, between 73 and 100 minutes long, and have been broadcast in forty-four countries, in 2012, the program was chosen as the third-best cop or legal show on Best in TV, The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time.
In 2013, TV Guide included it in its list of The 60 Greatest Dramas of All Time, in 2013, the Writers Guild of America ranked it No.57 in the list of 101 Best Written TV Series. After two pilot episodes, the originally aired on NBC from 1971 to 1978 as one of the rotating programs of The NBC Mystery Movie. Columbo aired less regularly on ABC beginning in 1989 under the umbrella of The ABC Mystery Movie, the last film was broadcast in 2003 as part of ABC Thursday Night at the Movies. In almost every episode the audience sees the crime unfold at the beginning and knows the identity of the culprit, once Columbo enters the story, viewers watch him solve the case by sifting through the contradictions between the truth and the version presented to him by the killer. This style of mystery is sometimes referred to as a howcatchem, episodes tend to be driven by their characters, the audience observing the criminals reaction to Columbos increasingly intrusive presence. In some cases, the arrogance and dismissive attitude allow Columbo to manipulate his suspects into self-incrimination.
While details of the actions are shown to the viewer, Columbos true thoughts. Columbo generally maintains a relationship with the murderer until the end. The point at which the detective first begins to suspect the murderer is not revealed. Each case is concluded in a similar style, with Columbo dropping any pretense of uncertainty. Following the killers reaction, the episode ends with the killer confessing or quietly submitting to arrest. There are few attempts to deceive the viewer or provide a twist in the tale, other sources claim Columbos character is influenced by Inspector Fichet from the French suspense-thriller film Les Diaboliques