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Jack Klugman (1922–2012)

As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s, and is best remembered for his 1970s TV work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976). See full bio »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Stage Play: Three Men on a Horse. Comedy. Written by George Abbott and John Cecil Holm. Musical Director: John Kander. Scenic Design by Marjorie Bradley Kellogg. Directed by John Tillinger. Lyceum Theatre: 13 Apr 1993- 16 May 1993 (39 performances + 24 previews that began on 23 Mar 1993). Cast: Leslie Anderson (as "Gloria"), John Beal (as ... See more »

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5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[on former roommate Charles Bronson]: You remembered him. He had an amazing presence. See more »


Appears in the original film, 12 Angry Men (1957), which was remade with Jack Lemmon. Klugman later appeared in the television series, The Odd Couple (1970), which was based on the film The Odd Couple (1968) in which Lemmon co-starred as Felix Unger.

In April 2012 he performed "12 Angry Men" at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick in another role. See more »

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