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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:54 PM

Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90

Source: ABC

Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90
Updated at 04:42 PM today

LOS ANGELES, CA (KTRK) -- There's sad news to report from the entertainment world. Actor Jack Klugman passed has passed away at the age of 90.

The actor's attorney made the announcement Monday. Klugman reportedly died peacefully at his home in Northridge, California with his wife, Peggy, at his side.

Klugman is survived by his sons, David and Adam, and two grandchildren.

Klugman is best known for his role as Oscar Madison in the sitcom The Odd Couple, playing opposite Tony Randall. He also starred as Quincy in the drama Quincy, M.E.

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/entertainment&id=8930966

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Reply Actor Jack Klugman dies at age 90 (Original post)
Hissyspit Dec 2012 OP
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:55 PM

1. MY BELOVED QUINCY

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:57 PM

2. We'll miss you Oscar

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:01 PM

3. Mom loved Quincy. I liked him in The Odd Couple. RIP.

He was also great in Twelve Angry Men. Talented guy.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:05 PM

4. that is too bad

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:06 PM

5. RIP Mr. Klugman

See you on the other side.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:26 PM

6. I met him briefly about 25 years ago....

He was funny and personable and wonderful.
Truly loved being among his peeps.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:38 PM

7. Rest Well

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:42 PM

8. Sad news.

He will be missed.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 06:47 PM

9. WHADDAYA MEEAANNN Jack Klugman's died?!! (RIP, Jack/Quincy/Oscar)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:00 PM

10. ..

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:07 PM

11. One of the first to prove you didn't have be beautiful to star in a series

Andy Griffith was another, but it was Klugman in Quincy that proved an "ordinary" looking guy could be a star of an interesting, fun drama series without looking like Robert Goulet, James Garner, Troy Donohue or George Peppard.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:08 PM

12. Twelve Angry Men...full length...~90 mins.

#!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:12 PM

13. One of my favorites

Peace Jack...

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:19 PM

17. love that movie. Thanks.

What a long good life. Well miss you Jack. Happy trails to your next adventure.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:13 PM

14. I loved him!

RIP Jack!

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

15. cese

He was a great one ...he wil be missed....

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:14 PM

16. It's time for an "Odd Couple" marathon. May he R.I.P. nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:24 PM

18. he was one of the good guys

really interesting life:

In the 1940s, Klugman served in the United States Army during World War II (erroneously stated as World War I by the Associated Press). After the war, he pursued acting roles while living in New York City with fellow actor, Charles Bronson.

Klugman was the father of two children: Adam Klugman (who had a cameo as Oscar Madison as a child in a flashback on The Odd Couple) and David, both from his marriage to Brett Somers. Klugman and Somers were married in 1953 and legally separated in 1974, though they never divorced, and remained married until her death in 2007 at the age of 83. They only lived together as husband and wife for 21 years of their 54-year marriage. Klugman, who appeared on the first week of Match Game in 1973, asked the show's producers to give Somers a guest shot on the panel. She fit in so well that she stayed with the show for its entire nine-year run.

Klugman lived with Peggy Crosby, ex-wife of Phillip Crosby, since 1988. They married in February 2008.

A heavy smoker, Klugman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974. In 1989, he lost a vocal cord to cancer, but continued to act on stage and television, though he was left with a raspy, scratchy voice.. Klugman was an avid thoroughbred racing fan. He owned Jaklin Klugman, who was third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby behind the great filly Genuine Risk and Grade 1 stakes winner Akinemod.

edit for attribution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Klugman

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:37 PM

19. Farewell Jack Klugman

I always will remember you as Oscar.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:46 PM

20. Condolences to his family.

We have lost a good man and a fine actor.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:57 PM

21. Twelve Angry Men - brilliant; Twilight Zone - brilliant

He was a brilliant dramatic actor and appeared in many TV plays in the early days of television I remember his great acting in this episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Mail Order Prophet playing opposite E.G. Marshall:

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Response to aint_no_life_nowhere (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 05:59 AM

32. +1

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:06 PM

22. RIP Oscar

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:14 PM

23. In the great movie The Days and Wine and Roses....

The first serious movie about the damage an Alcoholic can sow through any family, Mr. Krugman was Jack Lemmon's first sponsor.

When I watched that movie for the first time, it was Mr. Krugman's calm explanation of what an Alcoholic is and what they do to the families around them.

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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 10:41 PM

24. A Passage to Trumpet could well be my favorite Twilight Zone. Sad to see him go. :(

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:00 PM

25. Farewell, Jack. I'll always remember you as Quincy.

That show was one of my first lessons in intra-ethnic harmony. Sam Fujiyama (played by the wonderful Robert Ito) was Quincy's colleague. Whom Quincy respected and admired, and for whom it was never mentioned (as well as I can remember) that he was Japanese -American.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:13 PM

26. Quincy and the Odd Couple..

I grew up on those shows. Rest in Peace, Mr. Klugman.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:38 PM

27. So long Oscar....!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:14 AM

28. I've been a lifelong fan. Saw him a couple nights ago

on an episode of Twilight Zone in which he was a down and out horn player. He was young then. I was an Odd Couple and Quincy fan growing up. He joins some entertainment greats on that great stage in the sky.

I will always remember Mr. Klugman, may he rest in eternal peace.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 04:02 AM

31. RIP

He was great.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 06:00 AM

33. Sad news.

At least he lived a long successful life, but he'll be missed.

Loved Oscar. RIP

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:57 AM

34. R.I.P.

To a native son of Philly.

Loved "Odd Couple" and sis loved "Quincy". Condolences to the family and thank you for bringing the "everyman" type performance to the masses in such a remarkable way.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:59 AM

35. RIP

I loved some of this characters

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:16 AM

36. As a kid I had a big crush on him from "The Odd Couple".

He was a good liberal, too:



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Response to mucifer (Reply #36)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 07:07 PM

39. Check out this Washington Post article....

evidently he had a hand in getting the Orphan Drug Act through congress in the 80's

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2012/12/25/jack-klugmans-secret-lifesaving-legacy/

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:18 AM

37. Heaven just got a little messier

Oscar, Oscar, Oscar

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:17 PM

38. A ral survivor. He lived a good life. May he rest in peace. n/t

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