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Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

I spotted this around the web, so can't claim I researched it, but:



"jax Shamrock
@jaxbra

Oct 5
Roddy McDowall in The Rookies (1972) and in Columbo Short Fuse (1972). I guess he wore his own wardrobe. Grinning face with smiling eyes He also wears it in the pilot episode of Night Gallery (1969) though the shirt has the original cuffs & collar in '69"




Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

They may not be the same ones every time, but people say that Robert Culp wore very casual shoes, like sneakers, in every role he was able to.

Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

That's a great find!

Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

Barbara Rhoades wears the same outfit from "Identity Crisis" in an episode of "Switch."

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http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj316/epaddon/7a139ab7-5b7d-4190-9e60-127058a5e09a.jpg


Switch

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj316/epaddon/af2fd878-f22f-4682-999c-bd9deaebc698.jpg

Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

Barbara Rhoades wears the same outfit from "Identity Crisis" in an episode of "Switch."

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Switch

Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

Another good find! There might a whole lot of them out there, whether people will find them all though?

Re: Columbo actors who wore the same clothes in other roles

I have seen two instances of the same clothes on other actresses in different shows.

1-The dress Joan Hudson (Katherine Justice) wears on the plane in "Prescription Murder" is also worn by actress Lyn Peters in an episode of "It Takes A Thief" that aired the same night.

2-Janet Leigh's goddess gown from the beginning of "Forgotten Lady" turns up again to lesser effect on Cassie Yates in a "Bionic Woman" episode in which Jaime Sommers is in a beauty contest.

Regarding McDowall wearing one of his "Night Gallery" pilot episode outfits, that kind of highlights how when "Short Fuse" was written on short notice, they were clearly working from a template of "write something for Roddy McDowall just like he was in the "Night Gallery" pilot episode. There are a LOT of similarities between the two characters (and both involve murdering an uncle for money) that don't seem coincidental.

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Not really on topic here, but "somewhat" related tangentially... I'd love to find a copy of this rare Columbo shirt from "Troubled Waters"



I can't recall seeing anyone else or Peter Falk wearing it in anything else.