Jack Klugman's Son Says His Father Deserves Individual Emmy Salute
Jack Klugman, three-time Emmy winner and stage star, who appeared on television in The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E., as well as has been left out of the individual tributes set for tomorrow night's 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. Reacting to this news, Klugman's son, Adam, told the Associated Press: "I think it's criminal. My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days."
Then, discussing Glee star Cory Monteith's inclusion in an individual salute, Adam added: "It's an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic...What about the people who should be introduced to somebody like my father? I don't mean to say anything disparaging about Cory, but he was a kid who had won no Emmys and it was a self-induced tragedy."
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Set to receive individual tributes on Sunday are Cory Monteith (Glee), James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Jean Stapleton (All in the Family), Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg (Family Ties).
Klugman, along with many fellow Emmy nominees who died last year, including Larry Hagman (Dallas) and Charles Durning (Evening Shade), will be featured in the "in memoriam" group remembrance segment of the awards show.Klugman received an Emmy Award for The Defenders in 1961, as well as two Emmys for The Odd Couple in 1971 and 1973. Klugman starred on Broadway in Golden Boy, Gypsy, The Odd Couple, Three Men on a Horse, The Sunshine Boys and more. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live across the country 8:00-11:00 PM ET/ 5:00-8:00 PM PT from NOKIA Theater L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22 on the CBS Television Network. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards is executive produced by Ken Ehrlich. Host Neil Patrick Harris and Renato Basile serve as producers and Louis J. Horvitz is director.
Pictured: Jack Klugman pictured at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 15, 2008. Photo Credit: Walter McBride.