(Hollywood, CA) Emmy award winning actor Jack Klugman died on Christmas Eve at the age of 90.
Klugman is most famous for two television roles.
From 1969-1974 he starred in “The Odd Couple” with Tony Randall.
Klugman was the sloppy sports writer Oscar Madison.
He won the Emmy twice for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
From 1976-1983 he played a medical coroner who solves crimes on the show “Quincy, M.E.”
Klugman fought throat cancer in the 1980’s and lost his voice.
He taught himself how to talk again and went on to star in Broadway shows.
Klugman was married to actress Brett Somers for 21 years and they had two children together.
Somers was most famous for appearing on “Match Game” in the 1970’s.
Klugman remarried after Somers died five years ago.
He died at home from unknown causes.