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Shera Danese

Born: October 9, 1949, Hartsdale - New York - USA

Shera Danese is an American actress and the widow of actor Peter Falk. 

Her acting career began in 1976 with a part in one episode of One Day at a Time. Her other television credits include roles on Serpico, Baretta, Three's Company, Kojak, Family, Hart to Hart, Starsky and Hutch and Charlie's Angels. In one of her few roles on the big screen, she played a prostitute named Vicky in Risky Business, the 1983 film starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay. 

Danese had a major role in three of the six Columbo episodes in which she appeared. She was never the killer, but she helped plan the murder in the episode: A Trace of Murder - 25th Anniversary Movie. She has the distinction of having acted in more episodes of Columbo than any other actress (but not actor). 

She met star Peter Falk on the show and became his second wife on December 7, 1977. They were married for nearly 34 years until June 23, 2011, when Falk died at the age of 83.

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Alpha Dog (2006)

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| 122 Min

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

69 2006 122
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John Q (2002)

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| 116 Min

Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington stars as John Q. Archibald, an ordinary man who works at a factory and takes care of his family. But when John Q.'s young son needs an emergency heart transplant - an operation that he can't afford and his health insurance won't cover - John Q. will do anything to keep his son alive. As time and options run out, a desperate gamble becomes the only hope for John Q. John Q. takes an unwitting group people hostage in the hospital emergency room. Now, as many in the ER need medical care themselves and John Q. faces off with veteran police hostage negotiator (Robert Duvall) and quick-tempered police chief (Ray Liotta), can a nonviolent end be found to a desperate situation?

70 2002 116
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Baby Boom (1987)

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| 110 Min

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

61 1987 110
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Risky Business (1983)

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| 98 Min

Meet Joel Goodsen, an industrious college-bound seventeen-year-old, a responsible and trustworthy son ... Meet Lana, young, hot, exquisite and street-smart. Joel's (Tom Cruise) two preoccupations in life are: getting into college and having sex - which until now has been just a fantasy. But Joel's parents are going on vacation and leaving him in charge of the house. Now, what Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) is going to teach Joel about sex and the free enterprise system in this contemporary coming-of-age tale is every parent's nightmare and a very Risky Business.

68 1983 98
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New York, New York (1977)

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| 155 Min

An egotistical saxophone player and a young singer meet on V-J Day and embark upon a strained and rocky romance, even as their careers begin a long uphill climb.

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