Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman's son: My father deserves an individual Emmy tribute

Jack Klugman

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The exclusion of Jack Klugman from an Emmy Awards tribute that includes Cory Monteith is an insult to the memory of the late TV veteran and three-time Emmy winner who starred in The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E., Klugman’s son says.

“I think it’s criminal,” said Adam Klugman in an interview with The Associated Press. “My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days.”

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Broadway to honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

The theater community will honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway’s lights in back-to-back memorials.

The marquees at all Broadway theaters will go dark for one minute at 8 p.m. Thursday in honor of Durning, who died Monday at 89. Durning amassed several important Broadway credits, including playing Big Daddy in a 1990 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, David Rabe’s Boom Boom Room and opposite George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind in 1996.

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'Odd Couple' actor Jack Klugman dies at 90


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Jack Klugman, the prolific, craggy-faced character actor and regular guy who was loved by millions as the messy one in TV’s The Odd Couple and the crime-fighting coroner in Quincy, M.E., died Monday, a son said. He was 90.

Klugman, who lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s and trained himself to speak again, died with his wife at his side.

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