‘Odd Couple’ actor Jack Klugman dies
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‘Odd Couple’ actor Jack Klugman dies

Walter Matthau's replacement on Broadway went on to star as a sloppy divorced man living with a neat-freak roommate in TV spin-off

Klugman starred on TV's "The Odd Couple" from 1970 to 1975. (YouTube screenshot)
Klugman starred on TV's "The Odd Couple" from 1970 to 1975. (YouTube screenshot)

JTA — Actor Jack Klugman, who made up the sloppy half of the popular “Odd Couple,” has died.

Klugman, who also starred in the original film version of “12 Angry Men,” died Monday at his home in Northridge, Calif.

Klugman won two Emmy Awards for his portrayal of sloppy and careless New York sportswriter Oscar Madison. He went on to star in the television series “Quincy, M.E.,” in which he played a medical examiner.

The other half of the Odd Couple, Tony Randall, who portrayed the finicky photographer Felix Unger, died in 2004 at the age of 84.

Klugman also performed in the original Broadway production of “The Odd Couple” as a replacement for Walter Matthau.

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