Thursday, December 27, 2012

R.I.P. Jack Klugman.

One of my true television favorites, actor Jack Klugman, left us December 24, 2012, at the age of 90.

Mr. Klugman, as everyone knows, was most famous for his role as quintessential ‘60s / ‘70s New Yorker Oscar Madison, on TV’s THE ODD COUPLE. Along with Tony Randall as roommate Felix Unger, Klugman’s was one of the most iconic roles in all of television comedy!

Beyond THE ODD COUPLE, Klugman’s extensive credits can be found HERE.

I watched little to no TV during the period Klugman starred in QUINCY, M.E., but all accounts describe that as a quality show as well.

Klugman was a four time guest star on THE TWILIGHT ZONE, including a turn with Billy Mumy (LOST IN SPACE) in “In Praise of Pip” – and with Jonathan Winters in “A Game of Pool”. I also enjoyed him immensely in an outstanding episode of THE FUGITIVE (“Terror at High Point”), described within THIS POST.

No doubt, there’s a comfortable, but messy, spot in Heaven for Jack Klugman… where no roommates are allowed!

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