1 Updates
Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star, Dies at 90
Photo Credit: TV Guide

Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star, Dies at 90

Dec 24 2012, 6:03pm CST | by

Jack Klugman, best known for his role on The Odd Couple, has died. He was 90.  Klugman died Monday afternoon in his Northridge, Calif., home, his son, Adam, told The Associated Press In Memoriam:...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star, Dies at 90

Dec 24 2012, 6:03pm CST | by

Jack Klugman | Photo Credits: Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images

Jack Klugman, best known for his role on The Odd Couple, has died. He was 90.  Klugman died Monday afternoon in his Northridge, Calif., home, his son, Adam, told The Associated Press

In Memoriam: See the stars we lost this year

Born in Philadelphia, Klugman began acting after he was discharged from the Army in 1945. He started on the stage in a Broadway revival of Golden Boy in 1952 and eventually scored his first film role in 1957 as Juror No. 5 in the seminal Sidney Lumet film 12 Angry Men. From there, Klugman went on to make hundreds of appearances on live television anthology series in the 1950s, including Playhouse 90 and Studio One. He also made four appearances on The Twilight Zone. Klugman's most famous role was as Oscar Madison, the sloppy roommate of Tony Randall's uptight Felix Unger on the ABC sitcom The Odd Couple, which ran from 1970 to 1975. Klugman, who had previously replaced Walther Matthau on the Broadway production of The Odd Couple, won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his performance. A year after The Odd Couple ended, Klugman starred on the NBC forensic drama Quincy, M.E. as the title character, a tough medical examiner who solved crimes. The show aired until 1983.

Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974, Klugman lost his voice in 1989, but learned to talk again. He continued acting until 2010, making guest appearances on numerous TV shows, including The Love Boat and Third Watch.

Klugman is survived by his wife Peggy Crosby, whom he married in 2008, and his two sons, Adam and David, from his first marriage to Brett Somers.

Watch one of Klugman's final interviews below:

View original Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. Star, Dies at 90 at TVGuide.com

Other Links From TVGuide.com

Source: TV Guide

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Enterprises TV to Air Segment on Reducing Business Travel Costs
As airfare and gas prices continue to rise, businesses are finding more cost-efficient ways to meet and get the job done.
 
 
Pep Talk from Olympian in Episode 9 &quot;Mission Milestone&quot; on Mission Makeover on Lifetime®
The ladies hit the ground running to prep and compete in a 5K Run together; Dotsie Baush, 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist on hand to offer inspiration.
 
 
Enterprises TV Airs in Phoenix, Arizona in April
Residents in “The Valley of the Sun” will be able to watch the enlightening show on KAZ-TV "Arizona's Own" throughout the month.
 
 
Delphi Automotive LLP to Appear on The Balancing Act® Airing on Lifetime TV
Viewers will learn how the The Delphi Connect System helps keep families safe with connectivity to their vehicles
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

It's Final -- Corn Ethanol Is Of No Use
OK, can we please stop pretending biofuel made from corn is helping the planet and the environment? With huge subsidies for ethanol in gasoline, with all States now selling gasoline having some ethanol blend, and a...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Box Office: 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' Opens To Mighty $47M Overseas
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 actually opened in 14 overseas markets this weekend. It opened in the UK on Wednesday and more markets over the long Easter weekend. By the time the film opens in America on May 2nd, it will...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Even Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Almost Fell Victim To Eike Batista's Financial Collapse
As has been widely reported this week, Brazil’s Federal Police have opened an investigation into former Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista for financial crimes, including insider trading, manipulation of markets and...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Greatness: The 16 Core Characteristics Business And Sports Champions Share
“A loss is never a failure until you make an excuse.” – Michael Jordan, as quoted by American Sports Journalist Don Yaeger This week I had the chance to listen to and speak with someone my husband recognized...
Read more on Business Balla
 
"China's Warren Buffett" Has Just Sold Off His China Assets
On the 8th of this month, Pacific Century Premium Developments and PCCW announced they had signed an agreement to sell Pacific Century Place.  The disposal of a landmark project in the center of Beijing—two office...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Week Ahead: Apple, Facebook Lead Earnings Rush
U.S. stock investors can expect another wild ride this coming week as almost one third of S&P 500 companies report earnings. Firms delivering results include Apple, Microsoft, General Motors, McDonald’s and Boeing....
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Korea Ship Tragedy: Parents Go From Anger To Acceptance While Nation Wallows In Shame
On the crowded floor of the gymnasium in the incredibly pleasant town of Jindo, on the southwestern Korean coast, hundreds of people are going through all the stages of grief. There has been anger, denial, bargaining...
Read more on Business Balla
 
What's Japan's Guiltiest Secret?: (Hint) It's Not The Comfort Women
For anyone who follows East Asia, here’s a question: what is Japan’s guiltiest secret? The “comfort women” scandal? The Nanking massacre? Official homage to war criminals at the Yasukuni shrine? No, no, and no. If by a...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
How To Choose The Right Medium For Your Message
From music streaming services to magazine mobile apps, the last few years have brought us an array of options when it comes to choosing a message’s medium. New platforms, like Vine, have even reinvented publishing...
Read more on Business Balla
 
New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors
Ten days ago, the federal government released a huge data set detailing how it spent $77 billion in Medicare funds in 2012 to over 880,000 health care providers. The release of this data is part of a new transparency...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla