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Emmy Award
Emmy Award
(1964, 1971, 1973)[6][7] Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
(1974)[8] Military career

Allegiance United States

Service/branch Army of the United States
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Years of service 1943-46 [9]

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Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film, and television actor.[2] He began his career in 1950, and started television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men (1957) and Cry Terror!
Cry Terror!
(1958). During the 1960s, he guest-starred on numerous television series. Klugman won his first Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his guest-starring role on The Defenders, in 1964. He also made a total of four appearances on The Twilight Zone from 1960-63. In 1970, Klugman reprised his Broadway role of Oscar Madison in the television adaptation of The Odd Couple, opposite Tony Randall. The series aired from 1970 to 1975. Klugman won his second and third Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for his work on the series. From 1976-83, he starred in the title role in Quincy, M.E. for which he earned four Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
nominations. In 1985, he appeared in an episode of The Love Boat
The Love Boat
entitled "Scandinavian Cruise" parts one and two.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 1950s and 1960s 2.2 The Odd Couple 2.3 1970s and 1980s 2.4 1990s to 2010s

3 Health

3.1 Cancer battle

4 Personal life

4.1 Marriage and children 4.2 Business interests

5 Death 6 Broadway credits 7 Selected filmography 8 Awards 9 References 10 External links

Early life[edit] Klugman was born in Philadelphia, the son of Rose, a hat maker, and Max Klugman, a house painter.[10] His parents were Russian Jewish immigrants. Klugman served in the United States
United States
Army during World War II.[11] He attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, now Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1948.[2] While there, his drama teacher told him, "Young man, you are not suited to be an actor. You are suited to be a truck driver."[12] After the war, he pursued acting roles while living in New York City with fellow actor Charles Bronson.[11] Career[edit] 1950s and 1960s[edit]

Klugman in a publicity photo for The Twilight Zone, September 1963

During the 1950s and 1960s, Klugman was active in numerous stage, television, and film productions. In 1950, he had a small role in the Mr. Roberts road company at the Colonial Theatre in Boston. Later that same year, he made his television debut in an episode of Actors Studio. In March 1952, Klugman made his Broadway debut in Golden Boy, as Frank Bonaparte. In 1954, he played Jim Hanson on the soap opera, The Greatest Gift.[13] The following year, he appeared in the live television broadcast of Producers' Showcase, in the episode "The Petrified Forest" with Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart
and Henry Fonda. Klugman later said the experience was the greatest thrill of his career. Klugman went on to star in several classic films, including 12 Angry Men (1957), as juror number five. Of the 12 actors to play a juror in the film, Klugman was the last survivor. In 1959, he returned to Broadway in the original production of Gypsy: A Musical Fable. In 1960, he was nominated for a Tony Award
Tony Award
for Best Featured Actor (Musical) for his role in the show, but lost to Tom Bosley
Tom Bosley
in Fiorello!.[14] He remained with Gypsy
Gypsy
until it closed in March 1961. From 1960 to 1963, Klugman appeared in four episodes of The Twilight Zone series: "A Passage for Trumpet" (1960), "A Game of Pool" (1961), "Death Ship" (1963), and "In Praise of Pip" (1963). Klugman tied with Burgess Meredith
Burgess Meredith
for the most appearances in a starring role on the series. In 1964, Klugman won his first Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for his guest starring role on The Defenders. That same year, Klugman landed the starring role in the sitcom Harris Against the World. The series was a part of an experimental block of sitcoms that aired on NBC entitled 90 Bristol Court. Harris Against the World, along with the other sitcoms that aired in the block, were canceled due to low ratings the following year. Klugman continued the decade with multiple guest roles on television including The F.B.I., Ben Casey, The Name of the Game, and Insight. He also appeared on Broadway in Tchin-Tchin, from October 1962 to May 1963. From 1960 to 1963, Klugman appeared in two episodes of The Untouchables series: "Loophole" (1961), and "An Eye for an Eye" (1963). The Odd Couple[edit]

Klugman (right) with Tony Randall
Tony Randall
in the publicity photo of The Odd Couple, 1972

In 1965, Klugman replaced Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
in the lead role of Oscar Madison in the original Broadway production of The Odd Couple.[15] He reprised the role when the play was adapted as a television series which premiered on ABC in 1970. Over the course of the show's five-year, 114-episode run, Klugman won two Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the series. The series ended in 1975. In 1973, during the run of the show, Klugman and Odd Couple co-star Randall recorded an album titled The Odd Couple Sings for London Records. Roland Shaw and The London Festival Orchestra and Chorus provided the music and additional vocals.[16] 1970s and 1980s[edit] Following the end of The Odd Couple, Klugman returned to television in 1976 in Quincy, M.E.
Quincy, M.E.
on NBC. Klugman portrayed Dr. Quincy, a forensic pathologist who worked for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and solved crimes. He was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards for his work on the series and also wrote four episodes.[citation needed] Quincy aired for a total of 148 episodes over seven seasons, ending in 1983. In 1986, Klugman starred in the sitcom You Again?, co-starring John Stamos
John Stamos
as Klugman's character's son. The series aired on NBC
NBC
for two seasons before being canceled. During the show's run, Klugman also appeared on Broadway in I'm Not Rappaport. The show closed in 1988. The following year, he co-starred in the television miniseries Around the World in 80 Days.[citation needed] 1990s to 2010s[edit] In 1989, Klugman's throat cancer (with which he was first diagnosed in 1974) returned. His illness sidelined his career for the next four years. He returned to acting in a 1993 Broadway revival of Three Men on a Horse.[17] That same year, he reunited with Tony Randall
Tony Randall
in the television film The Odd Couple: Together Again. The next year, Klugman co-starred in the television film Parallel Lives. In 1993, he appeared on a special "celebrity versus regulars" version of the British quiz show Going for Gold, emerging as the series winner.[18] In 1996, he co-starred in The Twilight of the Golds and the comedy film Dear God. He resumed his television career with guest spots on Diagnosis: Murder. He also starred in The Outer Limits episode "Glitch," and appeared in an episode of the TV series Crossing Jordan. In 1997, Klugman starred in the Broadway, then in 2007, Off-Broadway revival of The Sunshine Boys.[19][20] In 2005, Klugman co-starred in the comedy film When Do We Eat?. That same year, he published Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship, a book about his long friendship with his The Odd Couple co-star Tony Randall.[21][22] Klugman gave the eulogy at Randall's memorial service in 2004.[21] Klugman, who liked the same New York Mets whose cap he wore as Oscar Madison, started an MLB.com PRO Blog called Klugman's Korner to talk about baseball and Randall.[23]

Klugman in August 2005

In 2008, he sued NBC
NBC
Television concerning missing profits from his show Quincy M.E.[24] The lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court, with Klugman requesting NBC
NBC
to show him the original contract.[24] Klugman stated that his production company, Sweater Productions, should have received 25% of the show's net profits. NBC Universal and Klugman settled the lawsuit on undisclosed terms in August 2010.[24] His last on-screen role was in the 2010 horror film Camera Obscura.[25] His final acting job was in a stage production of Twelve Angry Men at the George Street Playhouse, which opened on March 13, 2012.[26] Health[edit] Cancer battle[edit] Klugman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974.[27] In 1988, he lost a vocal cord to throat cancer surgery, but continued to act on stage and television, though he was left with a quiet, raspy voice.[28] In later years subsequent to his operation, he regained limited strength in his voice.[29] Personal life[edit] Marriage and children[edit] Klugman married actress Brett Somers
Brett Somers
in 1953. The couple had two children, Adam (who had a cameo as Oscar Madison
Oscar Madison
as a child in a flashback on The Odd Couple) and David, before separating in 1974. It was long reported that Somers and Klugman separated in 1974 but remained legally married until her death.[30] However, California records indicate the couple divorced in August 1977.[31][5] Somers died at age 83 from cancer in 2007.[32] Klugman began living with Peggy Crosby[33] in 1988. They married in February 2008, shortly after Somers' death.[34][35] Business interests[edit]

Klugman was an avid Thoroughbred racing fan. He owned Jaklin Klugman, which finished third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby behind the great filly Genuine Risk and Grade 1 stakes winner Akinemod. Klugman said Jaklin Klugman's success was the biggest thrill in his life.[36] In the 1980s, Klugman lent his name to a popcorn franchise named "Jack's Corn Crib."[37]

Death[edit] Klugman died at the age of 90 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, from prostate cancer on December 24, 2012.[2] The New York Times referred to him and actor Charles Durning, who died the same day, as "extraordinary actors ennobling the ordinary."[38] The Huffington Post
Huffington Post
compared the two men, calling them "character actor titans".[39] Broadway credits[edit]

Date Production Role

March 12 – April 6, 1952 Golden Boy Frank Bonaparte

November 14–17, 1956 A Very Special
Special
Baby Carmen

May 21, 1959 – March 25, 1961 Gypsy: A Musical Fable Herbie

Apr 22, 1963 – May 18, 1963 Tchin-Tchin Caesario Grimaldi (Replacement)

November 8, 1965 – July 2, 1967 The Odd Couple Oscar Madison
Oscar Madison
(Replacement)

December 18, 1968 – December 21, 1968 The Sudden & Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson Horse Johnson

November 19, 1985 – January 17, 1988 I'm Not Rappaport Nat (Replacement)

April 13 – May 16, 1993 Three Men on a Horse Patsy

December 8, 1997 – June 28, 1998 The Sunshine Boys Willie Clark

Selected filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1952 Grubstake

Alternative title: Apache Gold

1956 Time Table Frankie Page

1957 12 Angry Men Juror #5

1958 Cry Terror! Vince, a thug

1962 Days of Wine and Roses Jim Hungerford

1963 I Could Go On Singing George

1963 The Yellow Canary Lt. Bonner

1963 Act One Joe Hyman

1965 Hail, Mafia Phil Alternative title: Je vous salue, mafia!

1968 The Detective Dave Schoenstein

1968 The Split Harry Kifka

1969 Goodbye, Columbus Ben Patimkin

1971 Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! Barney

1976 Two-Minute Warning Sandman

1996 The Twilight of the Golds Mr. Stein

1996 Dear God Jemi

2005 When Do We Eat? Artur

2010 Camera Obscura Sam (final film role)

Television

Year Title Role Notes

1950 Suspense Louie Episode: "Murder at the Mardi Gras"

1953 Colonel Humphrey Flack

2 episodes

1954 Rocky King, Inside Detective

Episode: "Return for Death"

1954 Inner Sanctum Various roles 3 episodes

1954–1956 Justice

3 episodes

1955 Producers' Showcase Jackie Episode: "The Petrified Forest"

1955 Treasury Men in Action

Episode: "The Case of the Betrayed Artist"

1955–1956 Goodyear Television Playhouse

2 episodes

1955–1956 Armstrong Circle Theatre

2 episodes

1957 Alfred Hitchcock Presents George Benedict Episode: "Mail Order Prophet"

1958 Gunsmoke Earl Ticks Episode: "Buffalo Man"

1958 General Electric Theater Murphy Episode: "The Young and Scared"

1957 General Electric Theater Peter Tong Episode: "A New Girl In His Life"

1959 The Walter Winchell File Allie Sunshine Episode: "Death Comes in a Small Package: File
File
#37"

1960–1963 The Twilight Zone

4 episodes

1961 The Twilight Zone Jesse Carter Episode: "The Game of Pool #70"

1961 Follow the Sun Steve Bixel Episode: "Busman's Holiday"

1961 Target: The Corruptors! Otto Dutch Kleberg, Greg Paulson 1x02 Pier 60, 1x18 Chase the Dragon

1961 Straightaway Buddy Conway Episode: "Die Laughing"

1962 The New Breed Floyd Blaylock Episode: "All the Dead Faces"

1962 Cain's Hundred Mike Colonni Episode: "Women of Silure"

1962 Naked City Peter Kannick Episode: "King Stanislaus and the Knights of the Round Stable"

1963 The Untouchables Solly Girsch Episode: "An Eye for An Eye"

1963 Naked City Arthur Crews Episode: "Stop the Parade! A Baby Is Crying!"

1963 The Twilight Zone Captain Ross Episode: "Death Ship #108"

1963 Arrest and Trial Celina Episode: "The Quality of Justice"

1963 The Fugitive Buck Harmon Episode: "Terror at High Point," Season 1, Episode 13

1964 The Virginian Charles Mayhew Episode: "Roar from the Mountain"

1964 The Defenders Joe Larch Episode: "Blacklist"

1964 The Great Adventure John Brown Episode: "The Night Raiders"

1964–1965 Harris Against the World Alan Harris 13 episodes

1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre Ozzie Keefer Episode: "Won't It Ever Be Morning? "

1965 Ben Casey Dr. Bill Justin Episode: "A Slave Is on the Throne"

1965 The Fugitive Gus Hendricks Episode: "Everybody Gets Hit in the Mouth Sometimes," Season 2, Episode 24

1966 Fame Is the Name of the Game Ben Welcome Television film

1967 Garrison's Gorillas Gus Manners Episode: "Banker's Hours"

1969 Then Came Bronson Dr. Charles Hanrahan Episode: "The Runner"

1970 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Leland Rogers Episode: "The Diamond Millstone"

1970 The Name of the Game Captain Garrig Episode: "The Time Is Now"

1970–1975 The Odd Couple Oscar Madison 114 episodes

1972 Banyon

Episode: "The Lady Killers"

1973 Poor Devil Burnett J. Emerson Television film

1974 The Underground Man Sheriff Tremaine Television film

1976 One of My Wives Is Missing Inspector Murray Levine Television film

1976–1983 Quincy, M.E. Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. 147 episodes

1979 Insight Packy Rowe Episode: "Rebirth of Packy Rowe"

1986–1987 You Again? Henry Willows 26 episodes

1989 Around the World in 80 Days Capt. Bunsby Miniseries

1993 The Odd Couple: Together Again Oscar Madison Television film

1994 Parallel Lives Senator Robert Ferguson Television film

1995 Shining Time Station: Second Chances Max Okowsky Television film

1997 Diagnosis: Murder Dr. Jeff Everden Episode: "Physician, Murder Thyself"

1999 Diagnosis: Murder Lt. Harry Trumble Episode: "Voices Carry"

1999 Brother's Keeper Jack Episode: "An Odd Couple of Days"

2000 The Outer Limits Joe Walker Episode: "Glitch"

2000 Third Watch Stan Brandolini Episode: "Run of the Mill"

2002 Crossing Jordan Dr. Leo Gelber Episode: "Someone to Count On"

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Title of work

1974 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy The Odd Couple

1964 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Defenders (For episode: "Blacklist")

1971 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Odd Couple

1973 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series The Odd Couple

2004 TV Land Award Quintessential Non-Traditional Family The Odd Couple (Shared with Tony Randall)

References[edit]

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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy

1970–2000

Flip Wilson
Flip Wilson
(1970) Carroll O'Connor
Carroll O'Connor
(1971) Redd Foxx
Redd Foxx
(1972) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1973) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1974) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1975) Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
(1976) Ron Howard/ Henry Winkler
Henry Winkler
(1977) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1978) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1979) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1980) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1981) Alan Alda
Alan Alda
(1982) John Ritter
John Ritter
(1983) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1984) Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
(1985) Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis
(1986) Dabney Coleman
Dabney Coleman
(1987) Michael J. Fox/Judd Hirsch/ Richard Mulligan
Richard Mulligan
(1988) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1989) Ted Danson
Ted Danson
(1990) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1991) John Goodman
John Goodman
(1992) Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
(1993) Tim Allen
Tim Allen
(1994) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(1995) John Lithgow
John Lithgow
(1996) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1997) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1998) Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
(1999) Kelsey Grammer
Kelsey Grammer
(2000)

2001–present

Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
(2001) Tony Shalhoub
Tony Shalhoub
(2002) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2003) Jason Bateman
Jason Bateman
(2004) Steve Carell
Steve Carell
(2005) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2006) David Duchovny
David Duchovny
(2007) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2008) Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(2009) Jim Parsons
Jim Parsons
(2010) Matt LeBlanc
Matt LeBlanc
(2011) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2012) Andy Samberg
Andy Samberg
(2013) Jeffrey Tambor
Jeffrey Tambor
(2014) Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal
(2015) Donald Glover
Donald Glover
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

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