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Jack Klugman

'Odd Couple' Star

Dead at 90

12/25/2012 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Jack Klugman -- who famously portrayed Oscar Madison on TV's "The Odd Couple" back in the '70s -- died yesterday at the age of 90.

According to Klugman's family -- the actor had been convalescing for a while, but died unexpectedly. Klugman's cause of death has not yet been determined.

But Klugman was tough as nails -- in fact, he battled throat cancer back in the '80s and lost his voice, but later trained himself to speak again. Pretty bad ass.

As an actor, Klugman appeared in some iconic movies and TV shows -- including "12 Angry Men" and the 1959 musical "Gypsy. He also appeared in several episodes of "The Twilight Zone" and starred in "Quincy, M.E."

Klugman is survived by his two sons.

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Lee    

RIP Thanks for all the hours of enjoyment. You will not soon be forgotten for the incredible actor that you were.

577 days ago
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Janine    

R.I.P

577 days ago
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static    

He was awesome in Quincy.

577 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

I really liked him - peace be with you Jack.

577 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Rest in Peace, Mr. Jack. You were a great funny and dramatic actor, Not too many people can do both. Thanks for the laughs and the tears and the learning I received from Quincy.

577 days ago
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nicole    

How sad for his family that this happened on Christmas. He was a great actor and I have so many childhood memories of watching him it is like I have lost an uncle. R.I.P.

577 days ago
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lisa2    

RIP Jack! You were a fixture in my childhood. What a talent. Thanks!

577 days ago
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Tallevette50M     

I am very sorry for Mr klugman family in their bereavement.I pray that God will reach The family and draw them to him. So they will be saved unto God's glory

577 days ago
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speakMYbrain    

I LOVED THE ODD COUPLE WHEN I WAS A KID!

577 days ago
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smorbie    

Ah, I loved him. He was great. My prayers go to his family.

577 days ago
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Twiz    

The Odd Couple are reunited at long last. Our loss, but heavens gain. RIP Oscar Madison!!

577 days ago
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Throwback kid    

Finally TMZ, almost a day late. Heaven just got a little sloppier, thank you for making Friday niights in the early 70's fun. RIP Oscar Madison

577 days ago
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5Louie    

RIP very talented best show odd couple here's to both of you guys together make them laugh

577 days ago
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Carl    

RIP. Pretty sad though that only 15 people have commented about this great actor so far.

577 days ago
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mr.howell     

He was a great actor,I remember him in a few 'Twilight Zone' episodes,he was also in Judy Garland's last film' I Could Go On Singing' playing her manager.RIP.

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