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RIP: Jack Klugman - "Oscar", "Quincy M.E."

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by skatesindreams, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance Coaching Patrick

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    RIP. I really liked his supporting turn in 12 Angry Men.
     
  2. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    He was Oscar, not Felix.
     
  4. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    "Gypsy" wouldn't have been half as effective without his presence.
     
  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    ...oops.
    It's fixed!
     
  6. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

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    What a shame. On Christmas Eve too. RIP

    Great Actor. Loved Quincy, M.E.
     
  7. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    He's been fighting throat cancer for a long time now, hasn't he? Not a surprise, but a shame it had to happen on Christmas Eve.

    I loved how during NBC's big Anniversary a few years ago, they brought him back for a couple of episodes as a former ME at the Coroner's Office on Crossing Jordan. He and Jill Hennessey really had such great chemistry and timing too.

    Thanks for the Great Memories Sir. GodSpeed!!
     
  8. Alixana

    Alixana Definitely NOT a sonogram

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    Just started watching The Odd Couple in reruns. He and Tony Randall were a fantastic duo. RIP to both.
     
  9. judiz

    judiz Well-Known Member

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    So sad to hear, a loss for the Hollywood Community, condolences to his family.
     
  10. missing

    missing Well-Known Member

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    When I was a freshman in college (mid 1960s) I saw Jack Klugman in a Broadway show (probably The Odd Couple).

    I bought one of those fancy programs and I waited after the show to get his autograph, something I don't remember ever having done before, and have very rarely done since. But I really liked Jack Klugman.

    He was clearly in a hurry, but he signed my program. Only his handwriting wasn't so great. So instead of it saying Jack Klugman, it seemed to say Jurle Klugmar.

    I had an illegal toaster oven in my dorm room, that my friends all liked to use (this was pre-microwaves). We ended up calling the toaster oven Jurle Klugmar, and it became a code name. If someone wanted to use the toaster oven, she'd say, "I'll be visiting Jurle tonight."

    It's funny the way celebrities intersect with our lives. When I saw the headline earlier today, I thought, "Oh no, Jurle Klugmar died."

    He was a wonderful actor, even if his handwriting wasn't so great. I'll miss him.
     
  11. AYS

    AYS I'd rather have a pug for my president

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    I love him. RIP :(
     
  12. paskatefan

    paskatefan Well-Known Member

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    Aw ... RIP, Jack!
     
  13. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Yes, that's what I'll remember him for most.

    We gotta get the maniacs off the street!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Loved Quincy and The Odd Couple. R.I.P.
     
  15. KHenry14

    KHenry14 Well-Known Member

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    Just look at his three most famous roles...

    1) Oscar Madison
    2) Quincy
    3) Juror #5

    Three completely different roles, three brilliant performances all done by the same actor. That's the sign of a great performer
     
  16. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    In reading some of the comments going along w/the various Obit articles I've read on his passing, I've seen more than once the following...

    Thank you Mr. Klugman for getting me interested in Forensics because of Quincy.

    Can there be a finer tribute? I think he'd adore that. :)
     
  17. Southpaw

    Southpaw Saint Smugpawski

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    Quincy taught me about Legionnaires Disease when I was 10.
     
  18. suep1963

    suep1963 Well-Known Member

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    Quincy taught me lots of things--dealt with many social issues in it's day.
     
  19. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    He insisted on that; saying that he wasn't interested in doing the usual police "drama".
    It wasn't, thanks to him.
     
  20. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    aWWWW No! I loved him! Quincy was one of my favourite shows as a kid!
     
  21. Latte

    Latte Well-Known Member

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    He was one of my favorite actors and Quincy was one of my favorite shows back when.
    RIP Jack.
     
  22. VALuvsMKwan

    VALuvsMKwan Wandering Goy

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    He also acted in support of Judy Garland as her manager George in her final film "I Could Go On Singing" and has a great scene when Judy's character is very late for a concert and he tells her off in no uncertain terms.
     
  23. gkelly

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  24. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for sharing that w/us gkelly. Combine this w/what I sad earlier in the thread about those who have commented it was thanks to him and Quincy that got them interested in Forensics and...

    Not a bad legacy at all.