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Jack Klugman

Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. in Quincy, M.E.

Photos Jack Klugman Birth name: Jacob Joachim Klugman
Birth date: 1922/04/27
Date of death : 2012/12/24 (90 years old)
Birth place : Philadelphie
Height: 1.74 m

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Biography for Jack Klugman

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).

Jack Klugman is an American actor and director born April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia

Jack Klugman was an American actor born April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was known to have played in many theater, television and cinema productions, notably in the TV series Quincy M.E. and The Odd Couple.

Klugman began his acting career in the 1940s, playing in theatrical productions on Broadway. He made his cinema debut in 1950 in the film The Killing, where he played a minor role. He continued to play in films such as Cry Terror! (1958), Days of Wine and Roses (1962) and 12 Angry Men (1957), in which he played the role of Juror Number Five.

In 1970, Klugman played the main role in the television series Quincy M.E., in which he played a medical examiner who resolved crimes using his medical skills. The series was a commercial success and lasted eight seasons. Klugman won two Emmy Awards for his role in the series.

In 1972, Klugman played the role of Oscar Madison in the comedy The Odd Couple, adapted from the eponymous play by Neil Simon. The role earned him a Golden Globe and an appointment to the Emmy Awards. The series was a commercial success and lasted five seasons.

Klugman continued to play in theater, television and cinema productions throughout his career, winning numerous awards and awards for his performances. He died on December 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 90.


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Title Role
When Do We Eat? (2005) Artur
Presidio Med (1 episode)
Crossing Jordan Dr. Leo Gelber (1 episode, 2002)
Third Watch Stan Brandolini (1 episode, 2000)
The Outer Limits Joe Walker (1 episode, 2000)
Brother's Keeper Jack (1 episode, 1999)
Diagnosis Murder Det. Harry Trumble / ... (2 episodes, 1997-1999)
The Twilight of the Golds (1997) (TV) Mr. Stein
Dear God (1996) Jemi
Parallel Lives (1994) (TV) Senator Robert Ferguson
The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993) (TV) Oscar Madison
Shining Time Station Max (1 episode)
Around the World in 80 Days (1989/I) (mini) TV Series Capt. Bunsby
You Again? Henry Willows (26 episodes, 1986)
The Love Boat (2 episodes, 1985)
Quincy M.E. Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. / ... (28 episodes, 1976-1983)
Insight Packy Rowe (2 episodes, 1964-1979)
Two-Minute Warning (1976) Stu Sandman
One of My Wives Is Missing (1976) (TV) Inspector Murray Levine
The Odd Couple Oscar Trevor Madison / ... (114 episodes, 1970-1975)
The Underground Man (1974) (TV) Sheriff Tremaine
Poor Devil (1973) (TV) Burnett J. Emerson
Banyon (1 episode, 1972)
Love, American Style (segment Love and the Big Game) / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow? (1971) Barney
The Name of the Game Art Trager / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors Leland Rogers (1 episode, 1970)
The F.B.I. Charles Gates / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Then Came Bronson Edward Hanrahan (1 episode, 1969)
Goodbye, Columbus (1969) Ben Patimkin
The Split (1968) Harry Kifka
The Detective (1968) Dave Schoenstein
Garrison's Gorillas Gus Manners (1 episode, 1967)
Fame Is the Name of the Game (1966) (TV) Ben Welcome
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Markos / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1966)
I Dream of Jeannie Helicopter Rescuer (1 episode, 1965)
Je vous salue, mafia! (1965) Phil
Ben Casey Dr. Bill Justin / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1965)
Kraft Suspense Theatre Ozzie Keefer / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
The Fugitive Buck Harmon / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Harris Against the World (1964) TV Series Alan Harris (unknown episodes)
The Great Adventure John Brown (1 episode, 1964)
The Defenders Charles Gramaglia / ... (3 episodes, 1961-1964)
The Virginian Charles Mayhew (1 episode, 1964)
Act One (1963) Joe Hyman
Arrest and Trial Celina (1 episode, 1963)
The Twilight Zone Captain Paul Ross / ... (4 episodes, 1960-1963)
The Yellow Canary (1963) Lt. Bonner
I Could Go on Singing (1963) George
Naked City Alfy Tiloff / ... (6 episodes, 1959-1963)
The Untouchables Morton Halas / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Jim Hungerford
Cain's Hundred Mike Colonni (1 episode, 1962)
The New Breed Floyd Blaylock (1 episode, 1962)
Target: The Corruptors Dutch Kleberg / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1962)
Straightaway Buddy Conway (1 episode, 1961)
Follow the Sun Steve Bixel (1 episode, 1961)
The Million Dollar Incident (1961) (TV) Charles
The Walter Winchell File (1 episode, 1959)
Playhouse 90 Lew Downs / ... (3 episodes, 1957-1959)
Hallmark Hall of Fame Gunman (1 episode, 1958)
Kraft Television Theatre Mark Deglin (5 episodes, 1955-1958)
Studio One Darrell / ... (3 episodes, 1955-1958)
The Investigator Selko (1 episode, 1958)
General Electric Theater Murphy (1 episode, 1958)
Suspicion Jason (1 episode, 1958)
Cry Terror! (1958) Vince, a thug
Gunsmoke Earl Ticks (1 episode, 1958)
Kiss Me, Kate (1958) (TV) Gangster
Alfred Hitchcock Presents George Benedict (1 episode, 1957)
The Alcoa Hour George / ... (2 episodes, 1957)
12 Angry Men (1957) Juror #5
The United States Steel Hour Barney Ostertag / ... (4 episodes, 1954-1956)
Justice (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Time Table (1956) Frankie Page
Armstrong Circle Theatre (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
The Philco Television Playhouse (2 episodes, 1955-1956)
Goodyear Television Playhouse (1 episode, 1955)
Appointment with Adventure (1 episode, 1955)
Treasury Men in Action (1 episode, 1955)
Producers' Showcase (1 episode, 1955)
The Greatest Gift (1954) TV Series Jim Hanson
Inner Sanctum Det. Crane / ... (3 episodes, 1954)
Colonel Humphrey Flack (1 episode, 1953)
Grubstake (1952)
Actor's Studio (1 episode, 1950)


Serves on the board of directors of New York's National Actor's Theatre.

Suffered from throat cancer and had parts of his larynx removed, leaving his voice extremely rough and gruff in later movies, such as Dear God (1996). [1994]

Lived with Barbara Neugass from 1978 to 1992.

Won two Emmies for "The Odd Couple" (1970).

Lives with Peggy Crosby. She is the ex-wife of Bing Crosby's son, Phillip Crosby.

1 December 1999: A Los Angeles jury rejected an $881,000 palimony claim by Jack's former girlfriend, Barbara Neugass. She claims Jack promised her a lifetime of support. Their relationship ended in 1992.

Went to Carnegie-Mellon University.

He was once part owner of a racehorse named "Jaklin Klugman".

He reunited with Tony Randall on Broadway in 1998 for Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys".

Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Gypsy".

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 appeared.

With the death of Jack Warden on July 19, 2006, he is the only one of the twelve stars of 12 Angry Men (1957) who is still alive.

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 television work as Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple" (1970) and as the medical examiner on "Quincy M.E." (1976).

In 2005, wrote "Tony And Me: A Story of Friendship".


Spouse : Brett Somers (1953 - 1974) (separated) 3 children

Father of sons Adam Klugman and David Klugman and daughter Leslie.

Brother of Deborah Klugman and Maurice Klugman.

Author of the card

  • Creation date: 01/07/2003 by abdest
  • Last update: 16/01/2013 by abdest

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