~ RIP: Jack Klugman

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2012/12/24 19:20:40 (permalink)

~ RIP: Jack Klugman

Quincy M.E. is one of my top TV shows (along with The Fugitive, another QM production)
He was perfectly "odd"
I saw him (and Tony Randall) on Broadway ... I forget the play they were doing, but I felt like I was in the company of greatness.
(And, let's not forget the impact he had on  The Match Game ..
 
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/25 13:41:01 (permalink)
    He was in a couple of memorable "The Twilight Zone" episodes as well.  I don't know if it's available online but he's excellent in "In Praise of Pip".
     
    I never really got into "The Odd Couple" but "Quincy M.E." was one of my favorites.  For awhile I even thought that forensic medicine might be my calling, but then I learned a little more about it...
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/25 16:40:45 (permalink)
    didnt he play in a comedy with john stamos in the 80s i think it was?think it lasted a few weeks.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/26 14:58:24 (permalink)
    The odd couple is one of the greatest t.v.sitcoms ever. There were rumors that Oscar's room was based on mine. Klugman was gifted and I am sorry for the passing of a true professional.
     
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/26 15:15:28 (permalink)
    starfire62

    didnt he play in a comedy with john stamos in the 80s i think it was?think it lasted a few weeks.
    You're thinking of You Again?, which was on in the '86-87 season.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/26 19:26:44 (permalink)
    Back in 1964, Jack Klugman starred in a short-lived NBC sitcom called "Harris Against the World", co-starring Patricia Barry as his wife. In the mid-'70s I met Miss Barry through my employer and had a chance to talk with her for a couple of minutes about her career. She mentioned in passing that she had done a series with Klugman years earlier, and when I responded with the show's title, the look on her face was priceless; she was amazed that anyone would remember that forgotten turkey.
     
     R.I.P., Mr. Klugman.    
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/26 23:57:53 (permalink)
    In my humble opinion, The Odd Couple was the greatest sitcom of them all. "Oscar" was a hero of mine as a child. What a life he had! A sportswriter that palled around with all the ballplayers; he got to eat giant subs in his bedroom; and he hooked up with Jay P. Morgan.

    For my 12th birthday, I insisted on lasagna with French fries because it was Oscar's favorite meal (although one he claimed it was creamed chipped beef on a donut).
    post edited by Pigiron - 2012/12/27 00:00:33
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 00:08:15 (permalink)
    Growing up...I hated when the Yankees played games on the West Coast. That meant there would be no Odd Couple on Channel 11.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 08:52:59 (permalink)
    Did anyone notice that another great character actor just died? Charles Durning, a veteran of the D-Day landings (First Wave), and a survivor of the Malmedy massacre of captured American soldiers by the Nazis during the Battle of the Bulge, was 89.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 09:14:34 (permalink)
    I remember his tireless pursuit of Dustin Hoffman in "Tootsie".  He was excellent at kindly priests, sleazy cops, and everything in between.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 09:37:23 (permalink)
    And don't forget his dancing and singing (Ooh I love to dance a little sidestep, now they see me now they don't ... ) as the governor in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 11:21:12 (permalink)
    Charles Durning had a tremendous career, with prominent roles in great movies like The Sting, Tootsie, O Brother Where Art Thou and Dog Day Afternoon.  Maybe my favorite role of his was as a Medal of Honor winner in an early episode of NCIS. 
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 11:41:28 (permalink)
    Thanks for the reminder. I remember that NCIS episode.
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 11:47:42 (permalink)
    As a senior in High School, I first remembered Charles Durning as "the old guy" in Tootsie. Great Actor....
     
     
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    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman 2012/12/27 14:46:33 (permalink)
    was great as tommy gavins father on rescue me.also played the priest on everyone loves raymond.
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