Gender
Male
Born
Apr 27, 1922
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died
Dec 24, 2012
Los Angeles, California, USA
Performer
Relations
Husband of
Brett Somers (1953 - 1974) separated
Comments
Biography: Jack Klugman was born on on April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Max and Rose Klugman. He served in the United States Army during World War II and then studied in the drama department at Carnegie Institute of Technology. He married actress Brett Somers, with whom he had two children, Adam and David. He then married Peggy Crosby.

Film/TV Credits: Film credits include: "12 Angry Men," "Days of Wine and Roses," "Two-Minute Warning," "The Split," "Goodbye, Columbus," "The Detective," "Dear God," "I Could Go on Singing," "When Do We Eat?," and "The Twilight of the Golds." Television credits include: "The Twilight Zone," "Gunsmoke," "The Love Boat," "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," "Crossing Jordan," "Diagnosis Murder," and "Match Game 73."

Other Awards: Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for "The Defenders" in 1964. Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "The Odd Couple" in 1971. Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series for "The Odd Couple" in 1973.

Trivia:
The marquees of Broadway theaters were dimmed in his honor on December 28, 2012.
The Sunshine Boys (Dec 08, 1997 - Jun 28, 1998)
  • Starring: Jack Klugman [Willie Clark]
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Three Men on a Horse (Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993)
  • Performer: Jack Klugman [Patsy]
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I'm Not Rappaport (Nov 19, 1985 - Jan 17, 1988)
  • Starring: Jack Klugman
    • Nat - Replacement (Jun 09, 1987 - Oct 04, 1987)
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  • Starring: Jack Klugman [Horse Johnson]
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The Odd Couple (Mar 10, 1965 - Jul 02, 1967)
  • Performer: Jack Klugman
    • Oscar Madison - Replacement (Nov 08, 1965 - ?)
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Tchin-Tchin (Oct 25, 1962 - May 18, 1963)
  • Starring: Jack Klugman
    • Caesario Grimaldi - Replacement (Apr 22, 1963 - ?)
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Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Also Starring: Jack Klugman [Herbie]
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A Very Special Baby (Nov 14, 1956 - Nov 17, 1956)
  • Performer: Jack Klugman [Carmen]
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Golden Boy (Mar 12, 1952 - Apr 06, 1952)
  • Performer: Jack Klugman [Frank Bonaparte]
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Tony Award®

 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1960 | Nominee  | Gypsy
Also Starring: Jack Klugman

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