Actor Jack Klugman Dies at 90 - NBC Southern California

Actor Jack Klugman Dies at 90

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



    Actor Jack Klugman Dies at 90

    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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