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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
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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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Kelly    

And Jack doesn't? What a bitch.

333 days ago
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CyndiChainsaW    

Where was Ann when Corey got sucked into the drug scene? Hmmm?

333 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

So boring

333 days ago
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firebaby    

not to sound harsh or speak ill of the dead, but coulda, shoulda, woulda.... she doesn't know if cory would have been turning tricks in the next 30 had he lived, the point is jack klugman *actually* did achieve his success, and he should be honoured for such accomplishments...

333 days ago
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Ashley    

She must be joking to think that Cory would have ever risen to the talent levels of Klugman or Hagman. And she's not even attending the ceremony!

333 days ago
6.

static    

TMZ this is the second story you've ran about this guy just today how can you criticize the Emmys when you're making their case for paying tribute to him?
Enough already.

333 days ago
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kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Besides Cory took the easy way out. Be gone with this already!

333 days ago
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moG    

She is delusional. Jack Klugman PROVED he was a great actor. Oscar Madison, Quincy..Genius. He paid his dues. Cory Monteith did not. Adam Klugman is 100% correct! 40 years later I am still watching The Odd Couple and still falling off the couch in laughter. 40 years from now you won't even know who Cory Monteith was. RIP Jack Klugman. You are a treasure. I miss you!

333 days ago
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aquanet    

if it were between just the two of them Jack Kulgman should get it by a landslide. He was in TV for years and dies of cancer I think. This kid was on tv for a few years and died of a self-inflicted overdose. Not to say that his death wasn't tragic, but Kulgman deserves the honor for the over all long term, body of work.

333 days ago
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nome    

While Cory Monteith's death was a tragedy, to give him a special tribute at the Emmys and not TV legends like Jack Klugman and Larry Hagman is disgraceful. Maybe Cory could've had a long career if not for his untimely death but the fact is that Cory did not have a substantial career to deserve an Emmy tribute.

The producers of this year's Emmys ought to be ashamed.

333 days ago
11.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I don't understand why one was chosen over another. Jack Klugman stood the test of time, Corey lucked out and had his talent displayed in a hit show, but the test of time? We'll never know. I get the demographic, but I think it's bullsh*t to pretty much ignore Klugman and Hagman for a relative newcomer.

333 days ago
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Laura    

Jack Klugman, Larry Hagman and Charles Durning all deserved to be included. They contributed so much to television for decades, and Corey did not. We all do know what these icons contributed, and because of Corey's decisions, we will never know what his future had in store.

333 days ago
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Manda    

Corey might have done well or he might have had his career end soon. It's a shame to honor that over true achievement.

333 days ago
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wfn    

My sympathies to Cory Monteith's mother for her loss. But her son's accomplishments pale before those of Jack Klugman. Maybe, Cory would have accomplished more is he had lived. We will never know. Perhaps. his death from his addiction will be a cautionary tale that will be heeded by other young actors. That would be a worthy legacy.

333 days ago
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anonymous    

I have no idea why Hollystupid is giving an honor to a person who killed themselves with drugs? Gee, let's keep in enabling everyone shall we?

333 days ago
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