Born in Philly, Died Today In LA

Jack Klugman the-odd-couple-actor-jack-klugman-dead-at-90

Who is it in this picture?  Basically looks like any old Russian immigrants’ son in a beret.  But he was just a bit special, born in 1922 in Philadelphia – two years before my father – and grew up in the same tough neighborhood.  Jacob Joachim Klugman’s mother Rose, was a hat maker and his father, Max, was a house painter.  The world knew him as Jack, a very good character actor, who enjoyed popular success in his TV roles as one of The Odd Couple with Tony Randall, and as Quincy M.E. (Medical Examiner).


About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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2 Responses to Born in Philly, Died Today In LA

  1. doctuhdon says:

    thanks for the wonderful biographical details on Jacob/Jack Klugman. I did not know that he was a Philadelphia boy; why didn’t he ever show up in any of his Odd Couple episodes in a Phillies baseball hat, for crying out loud ?

  2. Good question, and one worthy of a Quincy investigation.

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