Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/25/12
Actor Jack Klugman, best known for his characterization of New York sportswriter Oscar Madison in TV's "The Odd Couple," passed away Monday at the age of 90. The esteemed actor had been sick for a while but died quietly with his two sons and wife at his Northridge, Ca. home. Klugman was lauded a s a great character actor who debuted in Broadway's "Golden Boy" and made his mark as a tough juror in the gripping film "12 Angry Men" before appearing on several episodes of "The Twilight Zone." The Philadelphia native is most associated with and became famous for his partnership with Tony Randall on the TV comedy series "The Odd Couple" which ran from 1970-75. Klugman played the messy half of two men sharing a Park Avenue Manhattan apartment with Randall playing his neat-freak, nose-honking roommate Felix Unger who left us with these immortal sitcom words, "Oscar, Oscar Oscar." As Madison, the slovenly, cigar-chomping divorced sportswriter for a New York daily newspaper, Klugman made...
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