US actor Jack Klugman dead at 90
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Jack Klugman, the television star who portrayed a slovenly sportswriter on The Odd Couple and a tough medical examiner on Quincy, ME has died. He was 90.
Klugman's attorney Larry Larson said the actor died peacefully at his home in the Northridge neighbourhood of Los Angeles with Peggy, his wife of nearly five years, at his side. He is survived by two sons, David and Adam, and two grandchildren.
The TV drama Quincy, ME, which initially ran from 1976 to 1983, saw Klugman play the title role of a forensic pathologist with a penchant for solving crime.
His role as sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison on the sitcom The Odd Couple, which aired from 1970 to 1975, earned Klugman two Emmy Awards.