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Actor Jack Klugman dead at 90.





Jack Klugman Dead: 'The Odd Couple' Actor Dies At 90

Posted: 12/24/2012 6:11 pm EST | Updated: 12/24/2012 6:23 pm EST



Jack Klugman, star of the much-beloved sitcom 'The Odd Couple', has died, his attorney told KTRK.


He was 90.


Klugman's son Adam confirmed the report to the AP.


According to his attorney, he died peacefully at his home in California. He is survived by his wife Peggy, two sons and two grandchildren.


Klugman is best known for his starring role in 'The Odd Couple.' He played Oscar Madison, the sloppy roommate to Felix Unger, played by Tony Randall. He also starred in the Academy Award-nominated 12 Angry Men.



LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jack Klugman, who made an art of gruffness in TV's "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy, M.E.," has died at the age of 90.



The actor's son Adam says his father died Monday afternoon in Los Angeles.


In the 1970s sitcom "The Odd Couple," Klugman played sloppy sports writer Oscar to co-star Tony Randall's Felix, a fussy photographer. In "Quincy, M.E.," which aired from 1976 to 1983, Klugman played an idealistic, tough-minded medical examiner.


Klugman lost his voice to throat cancer in the 1980s but trained himself to speak again. He returned to acting in a 1993 Broadway revival of "Three Men on a Horse."


Klugman split his time between TV, movies and the New York stage. In his later years he guest-starred on TV series including "Third Watch."

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