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Old Dec 24, 2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Jack Klugman passes away aged 90

The BBC have just reported the death of the splendid character actor Jack Klugman, aged 90.

Those of you (indeed, those of us, is what I should have said) of a certain age, or vintage, will certainly recall his wonderfully, craggy, irascible turn as 'Oscar', the grumpy, whiskey drinking, card-playing sportswriter, (with the proverbial heart of gold) who offered sanctuary to his formal buttoned up friend 'Felix', in the TV series, 'The Odd Couple', which, in turn, derived from the movie of the same name when Walter Matthau memorably played 'Oscar'.

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Old Dec 24, 2012, 09:05 PM   #2
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The BBC have just reported the death of the splendid character actor Jack Klugman, aged 90.

Those of you of a certain age, or vintage, will certainly recall his wonderfully, craggy, irascible turn as 'Oscar', the grumpy, whiskey drinking, card-playing sportswriter, (with the proverbial heart of gold) who offered sanctuary to his formal buttoned up friend 'Felix', in the TV series, 'The Odd Couple', which, in turn, derived from the movie of the same name when Walter Matthau memorably played 'Oscar'.
I am definitely vintage, or, not to put too fine a point on it...old!!

I remember several film roles in which Klugman did a very nice job, probably the best of which was "Twelve Angry Men", where he held his own with a pretty high powered cast.

He was a quality character actor...and I am partial to character actors.
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RIP..... Only saw him in re-runs for the odd couple. Very sad.
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Don't forget "Quincy, M. E." Jack Klugman was solving crimes in a lab more than 20 years before any flavor of CSI. He will be missed.
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I always thought he was a good actor. My mom and I would watch Quincy together.
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R.I.P. -- remember him well from the Twilight Zone.
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Don't forget "Quincy, M. E." Jack Klugman was solving crimes in a lab more than 20 years before any flavor of CSI. He will be missed.
When I was younger if I was ever ill and off school I used to watch Qunicy, M.E. as it was always repeated on daytime TV. Still remember that catchy theme tune!
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And don't forget his turn as Juror Number 5 in "Twelve Angry Men" (1957). One of the best films ever. He was the last of those 12 great actors.
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