Jack Klugman Dies: Photos Of 'The Odd Couple' Star With Tony Randall, Wife Peggy Crosby And More [SLIDESHOW]

on December 25 2012 2:54 PM
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    Jack Klugman (r.) starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Odd Couple" with Tony Randall (l.) Wikimedia Commons
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    Jack Klugman poses with wife Peggy Crosby at the 62nd Annual Tony Awards. Reuters
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    In this 1971 "The Odd Couple" episode, trouble brews when Oscar introduces Gloria to Nancy and her brother; Gloria starts dating Ray. Wikimedia Commons
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    Jack Klugman in 2009. Wikimedia Commons
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    In this 1972 episode of "The Odd Couple," Oscar saves Felix's life and Felix is overcome by gratitude. Wikimedia Commons
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    Jack Klugman speaks at the 6th Annual TV Land Awards in 2008. Reuters
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    Jack Klugman in 2005. Wikimedia Commons
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Jack Klugman, the actor who charmed America as sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison opposite Tony Randall's uptight Felix Unger on "The Odd Couple," died Monday. He was 90.

Klugman was most recognized for his role on "The Odd Couple" and later garnered acclaim in the title role in "Quincy, M.E." Klugman played a medical examiner who concluded that those he examined died from murders and not from natural causes.

"He had a great life and he enjoyed every moment of it and he would encourage others to do the same," Klugman's son, Adam Klugman, told the media shortly after his father's death at age 90.

Klugman had battled throat cancer that claimed his raspy voice, although he beat the disease and taught himself how to speak again.

"The Odd Couple" actor is survived by his wife, Peggy Crosby, whom he married seven years ago. He was previously married to actress Brett Somers, who portrayed his ex-wife on the 1970s sitcom.

"His sons loved him very much," his other son, David Klugman, told the Associated Press. "We'll carry on in his spirit."

Click through the slideshow to get a glimpse of Klugman's career, including scenes from "The Odd Couple" and a photo of Klugman and Crosby.