Actor Jack Klugman passed away today at the age of 90.
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 played 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 Game.
I leave you with Klugman talking about Chanukah.
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