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).