Friday, June 15, 2012

JACK KLUGMAN AT 90

It is hard to believe Jack Klugman is 90 years old. He has done everything in his long career on television and in the movies. Earlier on in his career he played some great roles on the Twilight Zone in the late 1950s. One episode had him shooting pool for his soul alongside a serious Jonathan Winters. In 1963, he starred alongside Judy Garland in the good but forgotten movie "I Could Go On Singing". However, his best known role in movies was as one of the jurors in the classic "Twelve Angry Men"(1957). He is the last living cast member of that great film.

In television, he gained his wides fame on "The Odd Couple" (1970-1975) and "Quincy" (1976-1983). Throughout the years Klugman has been a sold and wonderful character actor. Even at 90 years old, he is pretty spry if somewhat frail. He had his vocal cords removed due to cancer in 1989. He married his longtime girlfriend Peggy Crosby in 2008. She was once the daughter in law of Bing Crosby. Here is a recent interview he gave on his life in Hollywood...



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1 comment:

  1. Still the nicest man I've ever met. Love you Jack!

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