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Jack Klugman: 5 Things You Might Not Have Known About Him
Posted By Patrick Kiger On December 25, 2012 @ 10:05 am In Legacy | Comments Disabled
Jack Klugman wasn’t the handsomest actor in Hollywood, nor the most dashing. But as producer Garry Marshall once noted : “He had what you need more than anything else in television — likability. Audiences would want Jack Klugman to walk into their living rooms once a week.”
That ability to connect with audiences on the most basic human level made Klugman, who died on Dec. 24 at age 90  in Los Angeles, into one of TV’s biggest stars of the 1970s and early 1980s. He had not one, but two hit series. In The Odd Couple, a sitcom that ran from 1970 to 1975, he inhabited the role of slovenly, gruff but somehow charming sportswriter Oscar Madison so thoroughly that he almost made people forget that the great Walter Matthau had originated the role on Broadway and the big screen. From 1976 to 1983, he starred again in Quincy, M.E., in which he portrayed a tough, principled medical examiner who battled with his boss in the interest of justice.
Here are five things you might not know about Klugman:
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 died on Dec. 24 at age 90: http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-jack-klugman-dies,0,3673802.story
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