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~ RIP: Jack Klugman Mon, 12/24/12 7:20 PM (permalink)
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 Tue, 12/25/12 1:41 PM (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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      starfire62

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      Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Tue, 12/25/12 4:40 PM (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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        mr chips

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        Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Wed, 12/26/12 2:58 PM (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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          ScreamingChicken

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          Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Wed, 12/26/12 3:15 PM (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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            carolina bob

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            Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Wed, 12/26/12 7:26 PM (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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              Pigiron

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              Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Wed, 12/26/12 11:57 PM (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).
              <message edited by Pigiron on Thu, 12/27/12 12:00 AM>
               
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                CCinNJ

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                Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 12:08 AM (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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                  Michael Hoffman

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                  Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 8:52 AM (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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                    ScreamingChicken

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                    Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 9:14 AM (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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                      Michael Hoffman

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                      Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 9:37 AM (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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                        buffetbuster

                        Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 11:21 AM (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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                          Michael Hoffman

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                          Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 11:41 AM (permalink)
                          Thanks for the reminder. I remember that NCIS episode.
                           
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                            Re:~ RIP: Jack Klugman Thu, 12/27/12 11:47 AM (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 Thu, 12/27/12 2:46 PM (permalink)
                              was great as tommy gavins father on rescue me.also played the priest on everyone loves raymond.
                               
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