December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman has died.

At the age of 90. You probably think of "The Odd Couple" or, maybe "Quincy," but here he is in a 1960 episode of "The Twilight Zone," called "A Passage for Trumpet":

19 comments:

Synova said...

Wow. He seemed old when he played Quincy. That was my brother's favorite show. We watched it all the time.

edutcher said...

Terrific character actor - TV Guide once described him as "The Compleat Schnook".

And he was golden with Tony Randall - I mean light years better than Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

john said...

And he could handle a switchblade too.

jacksonjay said...

Twelve Angry Men

EDH said...

One of 12 Angry Men, appropriate considering he was once married to 'what's her name' Brett Somers.

mesquito said...

Watched him in "Bullit" last nite.

Surfed said...

What a great Twilight Zone episode. The best writing and the best young actors. Nothing really equals it on TV today.

ironrailsironweights said...

Wow. He seemed old when he played Quincy.

He looked well into middle age in that Twilight Zone clip even though he was only 37 or 38 at the time.

Peter

autothreads said...

The actor playing the pawnbroker was Ned Glass, who had a long career as a character actor, appearing in 70 movies and over 100 television episodes.

Brent said...

Jack Klugman ate in my small California town restaurant in 1984, a place celebrities only passed by on the interstate. Unfailingly polite, he signed autographs and stayed until the last person wanting to talk to him was done. He even asked people about themselves.

A class act.

Brent said...

Jack Klugman ate in my small California town restaurant in 1984, a place celebrities only passed by on the interstate. Unfailingly polite, he signed autographs and stayed until the last person wanting to talk to him was done. He even asked people about themselves.

A class act.

Gahrie said...

And he was golden with Tony Randall - I mean light years better than Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

I don't know...I always liked both pairs and how they developed the relationship.

I definitely think that it would have been a disaster if somehow the partners had been switched..I don't think either Tony and Walter or Jack and Jack would have worked.

creeley23 said...

Actually that Twilight Zone episode is Jack Klugman for me.

DADvocate said...

Watched that episode recently on SciFi channel. Klugman was a great actor. I liked him in everything I ever saw him do. Like Synova, I was surprised he was still alive.

caseym54 said...

He was in several Twilight Zone episodes. The one I remember was "A Game of Pool" in which he plays the late "Fats" Brown (Johnathan Winters) for the all-time pool championship.

vhmike said...

Charles Durning has also died.

p kerit said...

Notice in the film clip shown that there is a 1959 Ford parked on the right as the evil Dodge truck comes around the corner but as the truck strikes the man, its gone and a 59 Mercury is in the next space

sinz52 said...

One significant Twilight Zone episode featuring Klugman was "In Praise of Pip" (1963).

Klugman plays a small-time bookie, Phillips, whose only love is his son, who is a soldier fighting in Vietnam. His son is badly wounded in combat (perhaps the first time that a TV drama showed Vietnam combat) and may die.

hogewash.com said...

He also played well with Jack Lemmon as his sponsor in Days of Wine and Roses.