An aging dancer-movie queen (Guest star Janet Leigh) yearns for a return to the glamour and glitter of show business so intensely that she plans her husband’s demise. The guest cast also includes John Payne, Maurice Evans and Sam Jaffe.
Aging but still beautiful Grace Wheeler Willis (Leigh), forced into retirement from a successful career, makes up her mind to return to the stage in a Broadway musical. Her wealthy, retired-physician husband, Henry (Jaffe), however, refuses to finance the project. Because she has already convinced her former dance partner, Ned Diamond (Payne) to be the producer and has her heart set on performing again, Grace fakes Henry’s “suicide”. Lt. Columbo steps in to investigate the mysterious death. (1975)