Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jack Klugman Has Died


Jack Klugman, the prolific character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV's The Odd Couple and the crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E., died on Christmas Eve, his son said. He was 90.

Klugman, who lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to speak again, died with his wife at his side.

31 comments:

Comma Chaser said...

RIP Oscar.

katsm0711 said...

JESSICA SIMPSON ANNOUNCED HER PREGNANCY BY TWEETING THE COOLEST PIC OF HER DAUGHTER CONFIRMING IT!

fancyscreenname said...

:-(

katsm0711 said...

rip Oscar or Felix? I always mixed them up but my aunt named her cats after them. I didn't know he lost his voice I need to google that

Sherry said...

What an amazing man to have taught himself to speak again after throat cancer.

MISCH said...

Ah he was so good...RIP

justducky said...

Jack Klugman was fabulous. We also lost Charles Durning. I am going to spend the holidays watching them in some old favorites.

Thanks for the memories gentlemen. RIP.

bonnie blue-blade said...

rip jack

Basil said...

Oh how sad. How could anyone not like Jack Klugman. I swear if a Daddy Dearest book comes out I will cry.

And Charles Durning is dead too??? Hadn't heard that. Must have been something sudden because he is scheduled to perform during the Stratford Festival. How sad.

Alma said...

I loved the odd couple. He was hilarious. Rest in Peace.

Mango said...

Quincy had the best toupee. Seriously.

RIP, Jack.

auntliddy said...

What just ducky said. I always had a soft spot for charles durning, loved him on raymond. Rip grntlemen, have a good journey. Now everyone stop dying!!!!!!

DBZee said...

Aw, I loved Quincy! Eating a sandwich at an autopsy made me laugh so hard when I was a kid. RIP, Mr Klugman.

Turkish Taffy said...

I loved "The Odd Couple". I thought the show was so stylish and sophisticated when I was a child. Although he had divorced Brett Somers, he never remarried until she passed away. A classy gentleman.

Charles Durning was fantastic as Jessica Lange's father in "Tootsie".

Sherry said...

I always thought he & Bret Somers were such a great couple, she died a few years back.

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audrey said...

Oscar made me laugh...the Odd Couple really was a great show in it's time, but Quincy was the best.

trudi said...

He was a terrific dramatic actor too. Check him out in "The Days of Wine and Roses" as Jack Lemmon's AA counselor.

Momster said...

Days of Wine and Roses is a great movie. . .

I loved The Odd Couple. In the 70's, it was in syndication and I watched it when I got home from school. He and Tony Randall were the best.

parissucksliterally said...

I had such a crush on Klugman forever.....

who dares to taint a respectful post about a loved actor's death talking about Chestica??!! *throws side eye*

yodelay said...

Awww, Quincy.

rejectedcarebear said...

In all caps no less!

MadLyb said...

How sad to read that two wonderful men passed over the holidays. :(

Cee Kay said...

Now this one made me sad. I loved both Oscar and Quincy, and Jack Klugman's whole throat cancer battle was something to behold. He will indeed be missed.

dia papaya said...

Sads :(

RIP Jack. Another angel up above to shower us with laughter.

Mari said...

Odd as it may sound, Quincy M.E. was one of the reasons I developed my interests in medicine and forensic anthro. It was a treat seeing a cool, fun scientist solving crimes.
RIP Jack, thank you.

Henriette said...

I remember when he played John Stamos's father in You Again? It bombed on NBC in the 80s then Stamos got Full House. It was a really bad show.

csproat said...

Loved JK...God Bless...

lutefisk said...

RIP Jack Klugman. The Odd Couple is such a classic show. Tony Randall and Jack Klugman remained friends for 6 decades. Truly a wonderful partnership.

Jennmcn said...

RIP, Jack. I loved the Odd Couple and Quincy, we'll miss you!

ms snarky said...

Awww, Jack. I love him. Thank god for reruns! He'll be alive forever.