Shera Danese

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Actress, The widow of actor Peter Falk (1949)
Tue Apr 14 2020
By   Selena

Shera Danes is an American actress who came to fame after playing Kitty's role in an episode of the Medical Story TV series. Also, she had significant supporting roles in six episodes of the Columbo, including Fade into Murder (1976), Murder Under Glass (1978), Murder, a Self Portrait (1989), and A Trace of Murder (1997).

Shera is also known as the widow of Peter Falk, who died in 2011 at the age of 83. Danese was even born on 9 October 1949 in Hartsdale, New York, United States. She is of white origin and holds American citizenship. Know her Relationship Status.

Second Wife of Peter Falk

Shera Danese, a former Miss Pennsylvania, and a comedian, Peter Michael Falk, were together for 33 years with no children.

Shera Danese and a late, Peter Falk  were Married for 33 years with no children.
Photo: Shera Danese and her husband, Peter Falk at their wedding day
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The two had their first encounter on the set of "Mikey & Nicky" in 1976’s, where Falk caught a sideline glimpse of her. At first sight, though, it wasn't loved for her, but Shera confessed to being "taken aback at how cute he looked."

Danese and Falk have appeared together in 4 "Columbo" mysteries since that fateful day. Then immediately, she and the New York native fell in love and began dating.

Danese and a late Peter tied the knot on 7 December 1977 at n Los Angeles, California. We were both together for more than three decades and were crazy for each other until Peter's death in 2011.

Falk and his First Wife, Alyce Mayo Divorced in 1976

Before marrying Shera, a late actor Peter was previously in matrimonial life with her first wife, Alyce Mayo, a pianist. The couple who met the first time at Syracuse University finally tied the knot on April 17, 1960, after a few years of dating.

Peter Falk with his first wife, Alyce Mayo and two adopted daughters, Catherine and Jackie
Image: Peter Falk with his first wife, Alyce Mayo and two adopted daughters, Catherine and Jackie
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The college's sweethearts took two daughters, Catherine Falk (who was to become a private investigator) and Jackie Falk. But after 16 years of union, Falk and his wife, Mayo, announced their separation in 1976.

Death of Peter Falk

One of the famous Hollywood stars on the evening of 23 June 2011, Peter left the planet at his home in Beverly Hills at the age of 83. His death was mainly caused by pneumonia, with a secondary and underlying cause being complications of Alzheimer's disease.

In Los Angeles, California, Falk's body was buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery. Tributes from several film celebrities, including Jonah Hill, Roger Ebert, and Stephen Fry, marked his death. Steven Spielberg said, "In that early stage of my career, I learned more about acting from him than I had from anyone else."

Peter Falk died at the age of 86 due to Pneumonia
Snap: Peter Falk died at the age of 86 due to Pneumonia
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Catherine and Jackie, step-daughters of Shera, said they would recall his "wisdom and humor." A girl says Catherine, Danese was a Falk conservator who didn't inform them of significant changes in his health and didn't notify them of his death and funeral arrangements too.

How Rich is Shera Danese in 2020?

The 70 years old actress, Shera Danese, has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. She credits most of her wealth to her successful acting career, appearing in several TV shows with her late spouse, Pete.

Not to mention, this 5 feet 7 inches diva starred the role, Vicki, on the big screen in Risky Business in 1983. She shared the screen with famous stars, including Rebecca De Mornay and Connor Cruise's father, Tom Cruise. But she was active onscreen from 1975 to 2010, just a year before Peter's death.

On the other hand, her late partner Peter Falk had an estimated net worth of $15 million at the time of his death in 2011. And after his death, a widow, Shera received all his earnings and assets according to the deceased's will.

 

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