(Image Source: LA Times)


BY DAN KENNEDY
 
ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
 

Three-time Emmy award winning actor Jack Klugman died Christmas Eve at the age of 90.
CNN takes a look at his legacy.

“Younger fans will remember him as a crime fighting coroner in the hit TV show ‘Quincy.’ But he’s best remembered as the sloppy cigar-chomping, sportswriter Oscar Madison in the TV sitcom ‘The Odd Couple.’”

Entertainment Weekly’s obituary for Klugman includes this line: “It’s always rare when a TV star gets a second role as popular as his first, and Klugman was in that rare company.”

“First you bore them to death then you make your move, get out of my life.”

Klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the eighties. But he taught himself how to speak again and he made his return to acting.

“(inaudible). Practically voiceless, he kept on acting. He continued to work with Randall, appearing on Broadway working on the Sunshine Boys. ‘Say that again, nevermind just say that again.. I feel great.’”

Klugman also appeared in the classic movie “12 Angry Men” and several episodes of the “Twilight Zone.”
He had been in declining health for the last year.

 

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Dec 25, 2012

Jack Klugman Dies at 90

(Image Source: LA Times)


BY DAN KENNEDY
 
ANCHOR NATHAN BYRNE
 

Three-time Emmy award winning actor Jack Klugman died Christmas Eve at the age of 90.
CNN takes a look at his legacy.

“Younger fans will remember him as a crime fighting coroner in the hit TV show ‘Quincy.’ But he’s best remembered as the sloppy cigar-chomping, sportswriter Oscar Madison in the TV sitcom ‘The Odd Couple.’”

Entertainment Weekly’s obituary for Klugman includes this line: “It’s always rare when a TV star gets a second role as popular as his first, and Klugman was in that rare company.”

“First you bore them to death then you make your move, get out of my life.”

Klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the eighties. But he taught himself how to speak again and he made his return to acting.

“(inaudible). Practically voiceless, he kept on acting. He continued to work with Randall, appearing on Broadway working on the Sunshine Boys. ‘Say that again, nevermind just say that again.. I feel great.’”

Klugman also appeared in the classic movie “12 Angry Men” and several episodes of the “Twilight Zone.”
He had been in declining health for the last year.

 
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