Connection Clues: Which Film Detective Are You Most Closely Connected To?

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This week's Example Profile of the Week is Peter Falk, often remembered as TV detective Colombo, born on September 16, 1927. Featured alongside him are others who have played film and TV sleuths:

Who are you most closely connected to? If you're one of the 20,390,000 of us who are connected to each other on our big tree you can check with the Connection Finder.

You can also check for shared ancestors with the Relationship Finder. Are you a cousin to any of them?

Let us know below!

P.S. You can help choose and improve profiles for next week's feature on master composers.

WikiTree profile: Peter Falk
in The Tree House by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (410k points)
edited by Chris Whitten

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28 degrees from Peter Falk

26 degrees from John Ryan

25 degrees from Aristotelis Savalas

16 degrees from Raymond Burr

31 degrees from John Thaw

26 degrees from Margaret Rutherford

30 degrees from Jean Poiret

23 degrees from Basil Rathbone  15th cousins

35 degrees from Piet Römer

21 degrees from Terri Swift
by Mildred Gillett G2G5 (5.1k points)
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22 degrees - Peter Falk, 27 degrees - John Ryan, 22 degrees Aristotelis Savalas, 22 degrees - Raymond Burr, 30 degrees - John Thaw, 26 degrees - Margaret Rutherford, 28 degrees - Jean Poiret, 25 degrees - Basil Rathbone, 34 degrees- Piet Romer.

Basil Rathbone is, according to the Family Finder, my 17th cousin, twice removed. I connect with him by way of my Wade family lineage through a (MRCA) Hugh de Venables sometime in the middle ages.
by Frank Blankenship G2G6 Mach 1 (11.6k points)
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by Azure Robinson G2G6 Pilot (168k points)
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Closest is Raymond Burr at 22 degrees, followed by Poiret at 24 - and my path to Poiret is "all French" which tells me it probably could not be much shorter.
by Isabelle Martin G2G6 Pilot (373k points)
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Basil Rathbone is my 19th cousin once removed.
by Stephanie Corwin G2G1 (1.1k points)
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I am23 from Raymond Burr
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.8m points)
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16th cousin once removed. Via Randle Mainwaring (1367-1457). https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mainwaring-11

I also try to take the time to at least make some minor improvements while I am there.

Marty

by Marty Acks G2G6 Pilot (108k points)
We love it when people use the connections to improve those along their path! Thanks, Marty.
I went with some low hanging fruit. Inline profile links, ref tags for sources mentioned in body, using wiki formatting for children list, and make the source list consistently formatted. Very PIPish kind of stuff.

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