Jack Klugman: 'Odd Couple's Oscar Madison Was A Regular Joe

By Rebeka Knott
Jack Klugman photographed June 4, 1974. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via GettyImages)

As Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple, Jack Klugman became American TV viewers' favorite bachelor slob. Klugman played opposite Tony Randall as Felix Unger in one of the most famous TV duos of all time, a classic clash of personalities that enabled priceless sitcom moments. Klugman's character was a cigar-chomping, car-playing sportswriter and the regular-guy of the two characters, constantly annoyed by the neurotic neat-freak Felix. The Odd Couple ran from 1970-75, after which Klugman went on to star in Quincy, M.E.