Actor Jack Klugman Dies at 90

The actor passed away in Los Angeles, his son Adam told the Associated Press

Friday, Dec 28, 2012  |  Updated 2:37 PM PDT
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Actor Jack Klugman Dies at 90

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Jack Klugman, who made an art of gruffness in TV's ``The Odd Couple'' and ``Quincy, M.E.,'' has died at the age of 90.

The actor's son Adam said his father died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles.

In the 1970s sitcom ``The Odd Couple,'' Klugman played sloppy sports writer Oscar to co-star Tony Randall's Felix, a fussy photographer. In ``Quincy, M.E.,'' which aired from 1976 to 1983, Klugman played an idealistic, tough-minded medical examiner.

Klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but trained himself to speak again. He returned to acting in a 1993 Broadway revival of ``Three Men on a Horse.''

Born in 1922, Klugman had a variety of show-business experiences before settling into television. He co-starred with Ethel Merman in "Gypsy" on Broadway, and was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance.

In 1957, he played a juror in the now-classic filim, "12 Angry Men."

Klugman split his time between TV, movies and the New York stage. In his later years he guest-starred on TV series including ``Third Watch.''

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