RIP Jack Klugman…

I just saw this, and I’m too exhausted to do a proper write-up right now. Still, and although it’s entirely just that Mr. Klugman will be mostly remembered as Oscar Madison and Quincy, I know I’m not alone is recalling his appearances on The Twilight Zone. Mr. Klugman’s bread and butter were derived from being a master of comic irascibility. Yet as his roles in Rod Serling’s teleplays showed, he played desperation and common humanity just as expertly. Rest in Peace, sir.

  • Gamera977

    That was one of the better episodes of ‘TTZ’. ‘In Praise of Pip’ with Bill Mumy as Klugman’s son was pretty darn good too.

    RIP Mr. Klugman..

  • I grew up with Quincy. I’ll miss him.

  • GalaxyJane

    I just watched the Christmas Carol episode of The Odd Couple a couple of days ago, with Klugman in the Scrooge role. Always a joy to watch.

  • Just heard Charles Durning died today. Man had a rough early life. Lost a lot of siblings. Was the only survivor of his unit at the D-Day landings. Was captured by the Germans at the Battle of the Bulge and escaped a massacre of POWs. RIP Charles.

  • Flangepart

    A better serious actor than he gets credit for, yeah.
    So long Jack, glad we knew ye.

  • BobTanaka

    And so passes the last of the 12 Angry Men.


  • Beckoning Chasm

    Apparently Gerry Anderson died today.

  • Oh rats. Gerry’s legacy is one of wonder and spectacle. Though quirky, I love how his shows proved even a kiddie program could be fine adult entertainment. For UFO alone, the man has my gratitude. Rest in Peace, Sir.

  • bgbear_rogerh

    I can’t think of anything other than him in heaven dress all in white, playing a ukelele, and having hula hoop-like halo.

  • Ericb

    Oh man,

    “Durning fought in the first wave of the Normandy invasion and was the only member of his army unit to survive. He killed several Germans and was wounded in the leg by an enemy mine.

    After recuperating, Durning returned to active service in 1944, at one point getting bayoneted by a German in hand-to-hand combat, eventually overwhelming him and killing him with a rock. Yes, “once killed a Nazi with a rock” was an actual true thing you could say about Charles Durning.”

  • We just lost Harry Carey Jr. too. Man, what stories he must have had! He was 91. Happy trails, Pardner. Rest in Peace.