Jacob Joachim “Jack” Klugman (April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012) was an American stage, film and television actor. He is best known for his role as Oscar Madison, Tony Randall’s sloppy roommate in the popular TV series The Odd Couple during the 1970s and 1980s, and for his starring role in Quincy, M.E.
Klugman started his acting career at the Equity Liberty Theatre in New York City. He made his theatrical debut in the 1949 production of Stevedore. His career took off in the 1950s when he landed roles in several television and films. Some of his popular films include 12 Angry Men and Cry Terror! In the 1960s, Klugman guest-starred in several television shows. He even earned a Primetime Emmy Award for his appearance in The Defenders. He also appeared on a number of other popular television shows such as Ben Casey, The Fugitive, and The Name of the Game.
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In the late 1960s, Klugman became a starring actor in the popular TV series ‘Quincy, M.E’, in which he played Dr. Quincy, a forensic pathologist who solved crimes. The show aired for eight seasons and earned him a number of awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards. He also starred in the original Broadway production of ‘The Odd Couple’, replacing Walter Matthau.
Besides his work on television, film and theater, Klugman was a philanthropist. He was a vocal advocate for cancer research and helped raise funds for the renowned Los Angeles Children’s Hospital. He also donated money for the Jack Klugman Endowed Chair in Oncology at the medical center.
After retiring from acting in the early 1990s, Klugman devoted his life to philanthropy and charity. He also became a mentor to young actors and helped them find success in the industry. In his personal life, he was married to Brett Somers and had two kids with her. In 1988, Klugman began a relationship with Peggy Crosby and they married in February 2008. Klugman was 85 when he passed away in 2012.
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Klugman was an inspiration to many people for his determination and drive. He overcame a difficult childhood, and his perseverance in the face of setbacks led him to become a successful actor. He was an important figure in the history of television, and his influence on television is still felt today. The world lost a great talent with his passing, but his legacy will live on forever. Jack klugman Net Worth, Salary, Income, Cars, Lifestyles & more details have been updated below.