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'Odd Couple' star Jack Klugman dies

Posted on Dec 27, 11:53AM | IANS

US actor Jack Klugman, best known for his role in the television series "The Odd Couple", died Tuesday at his home in Northridge, California, his lawyer said. He was 90.

Klugman won two Emmys for his performance in the 1970-75 comedy about two recently divorced men sharing an apartment, adding to the one he picked up a decade earlier for his guest-starring role in an episode of "The Defenders".

Born April, 22, 1922, in Philadelphia to Russian immigrants, Jacob Joachim Klugman studied acting at Carnegie Tech, now Carnegie-Mellon University, before serving with the US Army in World War II.

Klugman began as a stage actor and remain engaged with live theater throughout his career.

Besides his work in "The Odd Couple" and the 1976-83 series "Quincy, M.E.", Klugman appeared in a number of films, including the court drama "Twelve Angry Men".

Klugman is survived by his second wife, Peggy Crosby, and sons Adam and David.