Monday, December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman Dies At 90

Can two divorced men share an apartment without driving each other crazy?"  That was the question asked at the beginning of every episode of The Odd Couple.  From 1970 through 1975 my family like thousands of others tuned into watch as the tensions between neat freak Tony Randall   and sloppy Jack Klugman different lifestyles inevitably lead to conflicts and laughs.
Not surprisingly, Klugman won Emmys in 1971 and 1973 for outstanding continued performance by an actor in a leading role in a comedy series.

Klugman’s next role was that of a doctor who solved crimes for the police by medical and scientific deduction in Quincy, M.E.  Klugman earned four Emmy nominations “Quincy, M.E.” which ran on NBC from 1976 to 1983.

In 1974 Klugman was diagnosed with throat cancer. In 1989, he lost a vocal cord to cancer, but continued to act on stage and television, though he was left with a quiet, raspy voice.

Klugman died at the age of 90 at his home in Woodland Hills, California, on December 24, 2012.  He was survived by his sons, David and Adam, and two grandchildren.

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