September 21, 2013 |
"Glee" fans may appreciate the special tribute to the late star Cory Monteith at the Emmys on Sunday, but at least one group isn't so happy. That would be the family of Jack Klugman, the actor who starred in two big 1970s hits, "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy, M.E.," and who died last December. Klugman's son Adam is calling out the Emmy organizers for extending a special honor to Monteith -- the Canadian actor who died in July of heroin and alcohol poisoning at age 31 -- while tossing his father into the routine "In Memoriam" reel that will include many lesser-known actors and behind-the-scenes personnel.
January 27, 2013 |
"Suspect," Robert Crais' 19th crime novel, which hit bookstores last week, introduces two new characters (and one new species) to the award-winning L.A. author's repertoire - LAPD cop Scott James and his K-9 partner, Maggie. The former TV writer, born in Louisiana, is perhaps best known for his 15 books featuring unorthodox detective Elvis Cole and his stone-faced partner, Joe Pike. "Suspect" is about an LAPD officer and an ex-military dog who both have PTSD, which makes them suspect.
December 29, 2012
Re “ Jack Klugman, 1922-2012 ,” Obituary, Dec. 25 Jack Klugman was on my flight years ago when I was a flight attendant. I told him: “I've never asked for an autograph, but I couldn't go home without asking for my nephew, who idolizes you.” He signed the autograph and arranged tickets to a taping of his show for my two nephews and me. Afterward, he came over and shook hands with both boys. Needless to say, he had three fans for the rest of his life. B.J. Peterson Big Bear Lake, Calif.
December 26, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before remembering to put in for this week off next year. The Skinny: My father and grandfather were journalists, but growing up if you asked me who made me want to be a reporter I would have said Oscar Madison. Rest in Peace Jack Klugman. Wednesday's stories include a look at how long movies have gotten and early box office results for Christmas. Also remembering Klugman and Charles Durning. Hope everyone had a good Christmas. Daily Dose: The nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.)
December 25, 2012 |
Jack Klugman, who died Monday at the age of 90, was already 48 years old when he became a TV star, playing slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison on ABC's adaptation of Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple. " He was not unknown, being by that time the possessor of an Emmy, for his work on episode of "The Defenders" ("The Odd Couple" would earn him two more) and a Tony nomination for the original Broadway production of "Gypsy. " But henceforth, and through seven seasons of NBC's "Quincy, M.E.," he would be better known, and beloved.
December 24, 2012 |
Jack Klugman wasn't just known for his acting ability. He loved horses and horse racing. His death Monday in Woodland Hills at the age of 90 comes after he visited the race track several months ago, according to trainer Barry Abrams, who co-owns three horses with Klugman. They are offspring of Klugman's broodmare, Sci Fi Kin , who was sold in January. "He just loved being at the track," Abrams said. "He comes, makes bets and sits all day. That was his life -- horses and show business.