‘Odd Couple’ actor Jack Klugman dies at 90; Tributes pour in


“The Odd Couple” was a trending topic on Twitter tonight as news of the death of actor Jack Klugman spread across the Internet. Klugman, 90, was also well known as “Quincy, M.E.,” and tributes lit up Twitter Monday night.

Condolences go out to the family of Jack Klugman. An extraordinary and talented man. He will be missed.

— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 24, 2012

RIP Jack Klugman. You made my whole family laugh together.

— Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) December 24, 2012

RIP Jack Klugman: The last of The Twelve Angry men. Star of The Odd Couple, Twilight Zone, Quincy…and he looked just like my dad.

— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) December 24, 2012

RIP Jack Klugman. My dad was so proud to have starred with you in Twelve Angry Men. I’m just glad I got to meet you.

— Peter Henry Fonda (@iamfonda) December 25, 2012

R.I.P Jack Klugman, Oscar, Quincy a man whose career spanned almost 50 years. I first saw him on the Twilight Zone. Cool guy wonderful actor

— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) December 25, 2012

#RIPJackKlugman He played good, bad and funny. Rare talent.

— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) December 25, 2012

Tony Randall insisted Jack Klugman (voiceless from cancer) do “The Odd Couple” live. Klugman didn’t just pull it off, he pulled us in. RIP

— Craig Bierko (@MrCraigBierko) December 25, 2012

Randall and Klugman nailing “The Odd Couple” despite age and sickness reminded me how important it is to do what you love. RIP Jack Klugman.

— Craig Bierko (@MrCraigBierko) December 25, 2012

Sad news about Jack Klugman passing. An absolutely distinctive actor. To me he’ll always be Oscar.

— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) December 25, 2012

I worked with Jack Klugman several years ago. He was a wonderful man and supremely talented actor.He will be missedbit.ly/Y8XfbP

— max greenfield (@iamgreenfield) December 24, 2012

Jacob Joachim “Jack” Klugman, Juror #5 in 12 Angry Men, was the son of Rose, a hat maker, and Max Klugman, a house painter.

— Tom Bruno (@TomBruno) December 24, 2012

He did everything from tv, movies & the theatre too. In real life, he also loved the racetrack & poker games just like Oscar. #Klugman

— Vince Armstrong (@ARMVIN) December 24, 2012

Hats off to Jack Klugman, star of several of the best Twilight Zone eps., including “Death Ship,” a truly nightmarish hour of sci-fi. #rip

— Ryan Stewart (@crsryan) December 24, 2012

Jack Klugman’s trending and I still get surprised why. Sigh. #byeoscar #byequincy

— pinkieless bastard (@Laurije) December 24, 2012

“This was no ordinary death. This was moiduh!” – Quincy viewing Jack Klugman’s body.

— Jim Earl (@jimearl666) December 24, 2012

Do the right thing and drink a toast to Jack Klugman this evening. He was one of the greats. #OddCouple

— Mike Malinin (@mikemalinin) December 24, 2012

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