~ RIP: Jack Klugman

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~ RIP: Jack Klugman - Mon, 12/24/12 7:20 PM
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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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Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman - Tue, 12/25/12 1:41 PM
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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 - Tue, 12/25/12 4:40 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/26/12 2:58 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/26/12 3:15 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/26/12 7:26 PM
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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 - Wed, 12/26/12 11:57 PM
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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).
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Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman - Thu, 12/27/12 12:08 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 8:52 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 9:14 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 9:37 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 11:21 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 11:41 AM
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Thanks for the reminder. I remember that NCIS episode.

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Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman - Thu, 12/27/12 11:47 AM
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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 - Thu, 12/27/12 2:46 PM
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was great as tommy gavins father on rescue me.also played the priest on everyone loves raymond.