Originally a stage actor, Klugman appeared in such films
as 12 Angry Men, The Days of Wine & Roses
and Goodbye, Columbus.
But Klugman is perhaps best known for his work in television. He
made several appearances on The Twilght Zone. I
personally remember watching one episode many years ago in which he
a trumpet player at the end of his rope.
From 1970 to 1975, Klugman was one half of The Odd
Couple playing the slovenly Oscar Madison to Tony
Randall’s Felix Unger. Klugman had actually played Madison in the
original Broadway production replacing Walter Matthau.
After The Odd Couple left the airwaves, Klugman
starred in Quincy, M.E. from 1976 to 1983.
Klugman was also a frequent panelist on The Match
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