11:29 AM EDT 11/19/2014
Originally posted 12/24/2012 07:35PM
Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. star beloved by TV, movie and theater audiences for five decades, died in Los Angeles on Monday, one of his sons told the Associated Press. He was 90.
"He had a great life and he enjoyed every moment of it and he would encourage others to do the same," son Adam Klugman said of his father, who had lost his voice to throat cancer in 1980 and then taught himself to speak again through breath control.
With Tony Randall on ABC's adaptation of the smash Neil Simon play and movie of the '60s, Klugman played sloppy Oscar Madison from 1970 to 1975 to Randall's Felix Unger, and though they really were an odd couple, offscreen they were adoring friends. Randall died in 2004.
Originally posted 02/08/2008 12:50PM
Jack Klugman has tied the knot, at the ripe old age of 85.
The Odd Couple and Quincy star married his partner of 20 years, Peggy Crosby, at the Little Brown Church in Studio City, Calif., his manager Sid Craig confirmed to PEOPLE.
The church where the nuptials took place is the same one where Britney Spears and her paparazzo pal Adnan Ghalib stopped in after leaving a custody hearing for the singer recently.
Crosby is one of the four former wives of the late Bing Crosby's son, Philip Crosby. (The last of the crooner's four sons from his first marriage, Philip Crosby died in 2004, at 69.)
Klugman was previously married to actress and Match Game star Brett Somers, who died last year. The Klugmans married in 1953, separated in 1974, but never divorced.
–Stephen M. Silverman
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