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

By | August 7, 2018

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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.

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Jack Klugman in THE TWILIGHT ZONE episode, 'In Praise of Pip.' Image dated June 19, 1963. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Throughout his successful career, American actor, Jack Klugman, has worked on Broadway, in films, television and even commercial ads. He has been celebrated many times over by his fans and fellow actors.