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Jack Klugman

Date of Death: December 24, 2012 (90)

Birth Place: USA

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Jack Klugman was an American stage, film, and television actor. His career began in the 1950s with 12 Angry Men (1957) and Cry Terror! (1958). He won his first Primetime Emmy Award for his guest-starring role on The Defenders in 1964. He also appeared on The Twilight Zone.

Klugman replaced Walter Matthau as Oscar Madison in the Broadway play The Odd Couple. He later reprised his role in the television adaptation of The Odd Couple opposite Tony Randall, for which Klugman won his second and third Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. He later starred in the title role in Quincy, M.E., for which he earned four Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

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Willie Clark


Original Broadway Production, 1985
Nat [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1965
Oscar Madison [Replacement]

Caesario Grimaldi [Replacement]

Caesario Grimaldi [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 1959


Frank Bonaparte

Jack Klugman Movies

[1956]Time Table Frankie Page

[1957]12 Angry Men Juror 5

[1958]Cry Terror! Vince, a thug

[1962]Days of Wine and Roses Jim Hungerford

[1963]I Could Go on Singing George

[1963]Act One Joe Hyman

[1963]The Yellow Canary Lt. Bonner

[1965]Hail, Mafia Phil

[1968]The Detective Dave Schoenstein

[1968]The Split Harry Kifka

[1969]Goodbye, Columbus Ben Patimkin

[1971]Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow! Barney

[1976]Two-Minute Warning Sandman

[1996]Dear God Jemi

[1996]The Twilight of the Golds Mr. Stein

[2005]When Do We Eat? Artur

[2010]Camera Obscura Sam

Jack Klugman TV Shows

Diagnosis Murder LAPD Det. Harry Trumble, Dr. Jeff Everden

Quincy M.E. Dr. R. Quincy, M.E.

The F.B.I. Victor Amazeen, Charles Gates

The Name of the Game Captain Garrig, Art Trager, Frank Dovnik

The Odd Couple Oscar Madison, Blinky Madison

You Again? Henry Willows

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What We Know So Far About DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES on Broadway

Days of Wine and Roses is set to transfer to Broadway, starring Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James, who led the production off-Broadway earlier this year. Running for 16 weeks only, performances will begin on January 6, 2024 at Studio 54. 

THE ODD COUPLE is Now Playing at Riverbank Theatre

The Odd Couple, a hilarious story about friendship, marriage, and unexpected roommates opened on Sunday, September 3rd at Riverbank Theatre. Learn more about the production here!

Jamie Lee Curtis & Tiffany Haddish Want to Do THE ODD COUPLE on Broadway

Hollywood stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Tiffany Haddish reveal their ambitions to star in a new version of Neil Simon's 'The Odd Couple' on Broadway. Find out why they are excited about this project and their plans to entertain theatergoers.

White Heron Theatre Company Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 10

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket will open it's first production of the 2023 summer season, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward (Present Laughter, Private Lives) and directed by Skip Greer. Greer returns to Nantucket after directing 2017's Outside Mullingar for White Heron.

Steven Ditmyer Will Direct BETTINGER'S LUGGAGE at AMT

Producer Laura Elrick is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Meisner Teacher and Director Steven Ditmyer will be directing Al Tapper's Bettinger's Luggage, scheduled to open September 19th, 2023 at AMT Theater.

Female Spin on THE ODD COUPLE Comes to Roleystone Theatre at the Don Russell Performing Arts Centre

Olive is a slob and Florence is a snob – the classic play The Odd Couple is being brought to life with a female twist. 

Interview: Lane Bradbury of WE MUST REMEMBER THESE MOMENTS at Pangea

Gypsy’s original Dainty June is back with a new cabaret at Pangea!

Pearl Sun, Kristine Nielsen & More to Star in REGRETFULLY, SO THE BIRDS ARE World Premiere at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons and WP Theater will present the world premiere of Julia Izumi’s Regretfully, So the Birds Are, directed by Jenny Koons. See who is starring in the production, performance dates, and how to purchase tickets!

AMT Theater To Present LIES By Jerry Slaff To Kick Off New Play Reading Series

AMT Theater, New York's newest Off Broadway house, announces the first in a series of New Play Readings.

Haunted Houses: The Untold Ghost Stories of Broadway with Jennifer Ashley Tepper!

When you think 'haunted houses' you probably don't picture the inside of a theatre. But with an over 100 year history, many of Broadway's most famous houses are positively teeming with reports of the supernatural.

BWW Interview: From WIESENTHAL to TEVYE: The Unstoppable, Energizing Tom Dugan

The Wallis inaugurates their new pop-up performance space on the Promenade Terrace for live audiences with the world premiere of Tom Dugan’s TEVYE IN NEW YORK! June 23, 2021. Tom co-directs (with Michael Vale) his one-man show on the well-known musical theatre lead character of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Tom managed to find time amongst his many, many writing projects to answer a few of my enquiries.

BWW Review: THE ODD COUPLE At Desert Stages Theatre

Chemistry and balance! Two key ingredients that are (oddly!) in short supply in Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre’s current production of THE ODD COUPLE, directed by Virginia Olivieri. Simon’s brilliant lines and zingers are there to be uttered, but the execution stumbles. The show runs through April 5th.

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Maryann Plunkett, Jay O. Sanders and More Star in CHRISTMAS EVE 1953 Online Reading to Benefit Shadowland Stages

SHADOWLAND STAGES today announced that the theatre will present a special online benefit reading of CHRISTMAS EVE 1953, a short story by Tom Hanks that has been adapted for the stage by SHADOWLAND STAGES' artistic associate, James Glossman.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

Centenary Stage Company's Production Of THE SUNSHINE BOYS Must Close March 1

Centenary Stage Company's 2020 professional theatre series must close its run of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys Sunday, March 1st. The production will take place in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.

Centenary Stage Company Opens Neil Simon's THE SUNSHINE BOYS This Week

Centenary Stage Company's 2020 professional theatre series opens with its production of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys this Friday, February 14. The show runs through March 1 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ.

Geva Theatre Center's 47th Season Continues with SLOW FOOD

Geva Theatre Center presents Slow Food, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 14 through February 9.

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH RITA MORENO Proves Splendiferous at the Broad Stage

On Saturday November 9, iconic actress/singer Rita Moreno brought her one-woman show An Evening with Rita Moreno to the Broad stage in Santa Monica for one evening only. The sold out event was very exciting considering Moreno is 87 and still performing, with tremendous passion I might add. The voice is obviously not what it once was, but whose is. What is appealing to watch is how her body sways so gracefully to the rhythms, as she lovingly raises her arms and lets them move fluidly to convey the story.


Jack Klugman has appeared on Broadway in 9 shows.

Jack Klugman has not appeared in the West End

Jack Klugman has been nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in "Gypsy".

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