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Cory Monteith's Mom

Klugman's Son is Wrong

My Son Deserves This

9/22/2013 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cory Monteith's mom thinks Jack Klugman's son has it all wrong -- because Cory could have been the next Jack Klugman had he lived.

Ann McGregor thinks Adam Klugman is being unfair, telling TMZ her son is absolutely worthy of getting a special in memoriam honor at tonight's Emmy Awards ... even though Jack isn't getting one.

Ann tells us she believes you cannot judge worthiness by a person's age because her son was on a path of greatness -- not only with his acting and singing abilities ... but with the charitable work he did.

Ann tells us, "If he had lived 30 more years he would have accomplished much more."

Ann believes Adam Klugman is misdirected ... and thinks its coming from a place of a son who loves and misses his father.

FYI -- Ann isn't going to the Emmys tonight and won't even watch because she says it's too painful.

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76.

Freyas.favored    

"if he had lived he would have done .. x" Maybe, maybe not, but the reality is, he didn't because he was a drug addict. That's not someone who should be held up as a role model. It's sad, it's tragic, but it's not heroic.

366 days ago
77.

Scary    

Sorry, no. Maybe if he had lived those 30 years more and kept working, as harsh as that is to say.

366 days ago
78.

AZCHIC83    

if he would have lived 30 more years he would have not done much. he was a druggie and a out of control one. when your producer directors and co stars are all around you telling you you neeu d to change your life and you dont listen... your no going anyhere in life

366 days ago
79.

PCA    

Cory was a no-talent drug addict. Klugman paid his dues many times over and certainly deserves the honor.

366 days ago
80.

disinter    

"Ann tells us she believes you cannot judge worthiness by a person's age"

No but when it comes to Emmys you can judge them by the amount of Emmys won.

366 days ago
81.

lylamon    

The comments here are so revolting and disgusting. Just because you didn't know who Cory Monteith was or he didn't mean ANYTHING to you, doesn't mean he didn't me THE WORLD to thousands of people. A girl just committed suicide over his death 2 weeks ago. Who I know from the fanbase. I still see people cry over his death, myself included to this day. You have NO right to say we as fans and his loved ones don't deserve to see our idol who was an AMAZING human being be memorialized. It's not THAT hard to be a decent human being and not to judge someone. Cory fought his demons. He never glorified drug usage. And so hypocritical to point it at that because 2 other actors included in that list also have a history of drug usage! Cory changed my life, changed several peoples lives, and he'll always be remembered, and he achieved so much success in such a short time after the worst kind of childhood you could dream of. That itself is a major accomplishment. R.I.P. I'm so angry and sad your name is being shammed by this stupid site and these vile comments.

366 days ago
82.

Layla Brown    

This woman is out of her mind!! Maybe the Emmys should honor me! One day I could become the best actor in history! Her statement is as crazy as mine. Cory is nothing more than an avrage or less actor. To say he would have risen to the hights of a Hagman or a Klugman is rediculious!!!

366 days ago
83.

yup    

The producers could easily cut a few minutes of Harris' monologue and insert Hagman and Klugman into the program.

366 days ago
84.

Jules Destaing    

Lost her meal ticket.........now wants her 15 minutes of fame. The guy was a DRUG ADDICT. Get over it.

366 days ago
85.

intertextuality    

Cory had little talent except for drug use.

Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman were real television stars.
They did much for the industry.
shame on the Emmys

366 days ago
86.

Swedeslvr    

Hey Mom. He most certainly does..NOT. He hadn't earned his stripes!!!!

366 days ago
87.

Tom    

Dumb Junkie doesn't deserve Jack Sh*t!!

366 days ago
88.

sam    

Delusional jack klugman and larrynhagman were ICONS!

366 days ago
89.

Diego    

Sorry, but no he doesn't

366 days ago
90.

nicaw    

I completely agree with Jack Klugman's son. It has nothing to do with Mr. Klugman's age as to why he should receive this honor. It's what he did during his stellar career. He won 3 Emmys and had two very successful and well know television shows.

It's unfortunate that Monteith died the way he did BUT his mom can't really say what type of career he would have had.

The Emmy producers need to stop trying to cater to a younger demographic and cater to those people (actors and fans) who just love tv.

366 days ago
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