Born in Philly, Died Today In LA

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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).

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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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