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Jack Klugman Net Worth

Jack Klugman Net Worth is
$15 Million

Jack Klugman Bio/Wiki 2018

Produced as Jacob Joachim Klugman, Jack Klugman is a movie, stage and TV celebrity who expired on December 2012 due to throat cancer. Klugman’s guest character on the TV series The Defenders, earned him his first Emmy Award. Meanwhile, his character as Oscar Madison on the show The Odd Couple which aired from 1970 through 1975, earned him his second and third Emmy awards along with a Golden Globe Award. Jack Klugman was married twice. Their standing stayed married until Somers’ departure in 2007, although the couple has split since 1974. A year after Somers’ departure, Klugman wed his longtime partner since 1988, Peggy Crosby.

Full NameJack Klugman
Date Of BirthApril 27, 1922
Place Of BirthPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Height5' 9" (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Writer, Director
EducationCarnegie Mellon University
SpouseBrett Somers
ChildrenDavid Klugman
ParentsMax Klugman, Rose Klugman
SiblingsMaurice Klugman, Deborah Klugman
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Single Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, Grammy Hall of Fame, TV Land Quintessential Non-Traditional Family Awa...
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Movies12 Angry Men, Days of Wine and Roses, When Do We Eat?, Goodbye, Columbus, The Detective, The Odd Couple: Together Again, I Could Go On Singing, Dear God, Two-Minute Warning, The Split, Act One, Cry Terror!, The Yellow Canary, Je vous salue, mafia!, Time Table, Parallel Lives, Fame Is the Name of the...
TV ShowsYou Again?, Quincy, M.E., Celebrity Bowling, The Odd Couple, Living in TV Land, Harris Against the World, The Greatest Gift
12 Angry Men (1957)$3,600
1[on what made Quincy M.E. (1976) a hit] Quincy was a muckraker, like Upton Sinclair, who wrote about injustices. He was my ideal as a youngster, my author, my hero. Everybody said, "Quincy' will never be a hit.". I said, "You guys are wrong. He's two heroes in one, a cop and a doctor". A coroner has power. He can tell the police commissioner to investigate a murder. I saw the opportunity to do what I'd gotten into the theater to do--give a message. They were going to do cops and robbers with "Quincy". I said, "You promised me I could do causes". They said, "Nobody wants to see that" I said, "Look at the success of 60 Minutes (1968). They want to see it if you present it as entertainment".
2[on smoking] I saw John Garfield smoke. He was my idol, so I smoked. I even smoked like him . . . The only really stupid thing I ever did in my life was to start smoking.
3[on the hardships of his life] Poverty can teach lessons that privilege cannot.
4[on working with Tony Randall] There's nobody better to improvise with than Tony. A script might say,"Oscar teaches Felix football". There would be four blank pages. He would provoke me into reacting to what he did. Mine was the easy part.
5[on former roommate Charles Bronson] You remembered him. He had an amazing presence.
6[on his great friend Tony Randall] The best friend a man could ever have. I loved him dearly. He was a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. I will miss him for the rest of my days.
7[on his show Quincy M.E. (1976)]: We were the first CSI [CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)]. All these other shows just took what we did and made it bloodier and sexier. Our show was actually about something, we had a message and a moral. You can't compare gold to tin foil. I was a one-man "CSI".
8[on people comparing him to "Oscar Madison" from The Odd Couple (1970)] People think I'm like Oscar. When they find out I'm not, they seem disappointed.
9[on attending rival and decades-old enemy Norman Fell's funeral]: Best funeral I've ever been to. I've never laughed so hard in years. I had the time of my life. NOTE: As it turned out, their "feud" was just a friendly rivalry that got blown out of proportion, and they just mischievously encouraged the perception of a feud. In reality, they were friends.
1His favorite episode of The Odd Couple (1970) was The Odd Couple: Password (1972).
2Performing one-man show "An Evening with Jack Klugman" at the Falcon Theatre in Burbank, California. Sept. 12 - Oct. 19 2003 [September 2003]
3Currently appearing in James Sweet's "The Value of Names", at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ. [November 2006]
4He considered Henry Fonda to be the greatest actor he ever worked with.
5Was no stranger to hard times from birth: as a child he had been made to work as a street peddler, and during especially lean stints in his early acting career he would sell his blood for $5 a pint.
6Ended up making more money from his 10% ownership in The Odd Couple (1970) than from the $7000 per episode he received during the show's final season.
7He enjoyed betting on the horses from the tender age of 15. His own thoroughbred, "Jacklin Klugman", finished third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby.
8Passed away on same day as actor Charles Durning.
9Was roasted on the The Best of the Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts (1998).
10Competed in Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes (1977) in billiards. He won the match but lost by default because he forgot to call the final shot as per the rules.
11He and Tony Randall performed together in Appointment with Adventure: The Pirate's House (1955), from the "Golden Age of television", 15 years before they did the classic sitcom, The Odd Couple (1970).
12Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974 culminated with vocal surgery in 1989, which left Klugman's voice harsh and gravelly. Both his cancer and scratchy voice were written into several of his later film and television roles, including The Odd Couple: Together Again (1993), Dear God (1996), and Diagnosis Murder (1993).
13The last surviving juror from the cast of the original 12 Angry Men (1957), Juror number five.
14Wed girlfriend Peggy Crosby at The Little Brown Church in Studio City, California (2 February 2008).
15Although he separated from Brett Somers in 1974, neither ever filed for divorce.
16Was believed to have been involved in a long and bitter feud with actor Norman Fell that lasted over 40 years. However, it was later revealed by Klugman that he and Fell got along fine and the feud was nothing more than a friendly rivalry.
17As a film character actor, Klugman was the epitome of the everyman. He was one of the pioneers of television acting in the 1950s and is best remembered for his 1970s television work as Oscar Madison on The Odd Couple (1970) and as the medical examiner on Quincy M.E. (1976).
18Appears in the original film, 12 Angry Men (1957), which was remade with Jack Lemmon. Klugman later appeared in the television series, The Odd Couple (1970), which was based on the film The Odd Couple (1968) in which Lemmon co-starred as Felix Unger. In April 2012 he performed "12 Angry Men" at the George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, NJ, in another role.
19Brother of Deborah Klugman and Maurice Klugman.
20Was nominated for Broadway's 1960 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actor (Musical) for "Gypsy".
21He reunited with Tony Randall on Broadway in 1998 for Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys".
22He was once part owner of a racehorse named "Jaklin Klugman".
23Attended Carnegie-Mellon University.
24Father of sons Adam Klugman and David Klugman. Stepfather of Leslie Klein.
25Lived with Peggy Crosby. She is the ex-wife of Bing Crosby's son, Phillip Crosby.
26Won two Emmies for The Odd Couple (1970).
27Lived with Barbara Neugass from 1978 to 1992. 1 December 1999: A Los Angeles jury rejected an $881,000 palimony claim by her. She claims Jack promised her lifetime support. Their relationship ended in 1992.
28Served on the board of directors of New York's National Actor's Theatre.


Camera Obscura2010/ISam
When Do We Eat?2005Artur
Presidio Med2002TV Series
Crossing Jordan2002TV SeriesDr. Leo Gelber
Third Watch2000TV SeriesStan Brandolini
The Outer Limits2000TV SeriesJoe Walker
Brother's Keeper1999TV SeriesJack
Diagnosis Murder1997-1999TV SeriesLAPD Det. Harry Trumble / Dr. Jeff Everden
Biography1997TV Series documentaryGeorge
Dear God1996Jemi
The Twilight of the Golds1996Mr. Stein
Shining Time Station: Second Chances1995TV MovieMax Okowsky
Parallel Lives1994TV MovieSenator Robert Ferguson
The Odd Couple: Together Again1993TV MovieOscar Madison
Around the World in 80 Days1989TV Mini-SeriesCapt. Bunsby
You Again?1986-1987TV SeriesHenry Willows
The Love Boat1985TV SeriesMel Davis
Parade of Stars1983TV MovieJoe Smith
Quincy M.E.1976-1983TV SeriesDr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Insight1964-1979TV SeriesPacky Rowe / Carny
Two-Minute Warning1976Sandman
One of My Wives Is Missing1976TV MovieInspector Murray Levine
The Odd Couple1970-1975TV SeriesOscar Madison Blinky Madison
The Underground Man1974TV MovieSheriff Tremaine
Poor Devil1973TV MovieBurnett J. Emerson
Banyon1972TV Series
Love, American Style1971-1972TV SeriesHarry (segment "Love and the Cheaters") / Bill (segment "Love and the Big Game")
The Carol Burnett Show1972TV SeriesVarious Characters
Who Says I Can't Ride a Rainbow!1971Barney
The Name of the Game1969-1970TV SeriesCaptain Garrig / Art Trager / Frank Dovnik
The Bold Ones: The New Doctors1970TV SeriesLeland Rogers
The F.B.I.1965-1970TV SeriesVictor Amazeen / Charles Gates
Then Came Bronson1969TV SeriesDr. Charles Hanrahan
Goodbye, Columbus1969Ben Patimkin
The Split1968Harry Kifka
The Detective1968Dave Schoenstein
Garrison's Gorillas1967TV SeriesGus Manners
Fame Is the Name of the Game1966TV MovieBen Welcome
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre1964-1966TV SeriesMarkos / Paul Smith
Hail, Mafia1965Phil
Ben Casey1962-1965TV SeriesDr. Bill Justin / Dr. Philip Walton
Kraft Suspense Theatre1964-1965TV SeriesOzzie Keefer / Steve Zaro
The Fugitive1963-1965TV SeriesGus Hendricks / Buck Harmon
Harris Against the World1964-1965TV SeriesAlan Harris
The Great Adventure1964TV SeriesJohn Brown
The Defenders1961-1964TV SeriesJoe Larch / D.A. Charles Grimalia / D.A. Charlie Grimalia
The Virginian1964TV SeriesCharles Mayhew
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1964TV SeriesCameo
Act One1963Joe Hyman
Arrest and Trial1963TV SeriesCelina
The Twilight Zone1960-1963TV SeriesMax Phillips Captain Ross Jesse Cardiff ...
The Yellow Canary1963Lt. Bonner
Naked City1959-1963TV SeriesArthur Crews / Pete Kammik / Joe Calageras / ...
I Could Go on Singing1963George
The Untouchables1961-1963TV SeriesSolly Girsh / Morton Halas
Days of Wine and Roses1962Jim Hungerford
Cain's Hundred1962TV SeriesMike Colonni
The New Breed1962TV SeriesFloyd Blaylock
Target: The Corruptors1961-1962TV SeriesGreg Paulson / Otto Dutch Kleberg
Quest1962TV Series
Straightaway1961TV SeriesBuddy Conway
Follow the Sun1961TV SeriesSteve Bixel
The Million Dollar Incident1961TV MovieCharles
Special for Women: The Cold Woman1960TV MovieThe Husband
Sunday Showcase1960TV Series
The Walter Winchell File1959TV SeriesAllie Sunshine
Folio1959TV SeriesGromov
Playhouse 901957-1959TV SeriesMax Salter / Nick / Lew Downs
Kiss Me, Kate1958TV MovieGunmen
Kraft Theatre1955-1958TV SeriesMark Deglin
Studio One in Hollywood1955-1958TV SeriesLeo / George Hall / Darrell
The Investigator1958TV SeriesSelko
General Electric Theater1958TV SeriesMurphy
Suspicion1957-1958TV SeriesJason
Cry Terror!1958Vince, a thug
Gunsmoke1958TV SeriesEarl Ticks
Alfred Hitchcock Presents1957TV SeriesGeorge Benedict
The Alcoa Hour1957TV SeriesGeorge / Tyler
12 Angry Men1957Juror 5
The United States Steel Hour1954-1956TV SeriesVic / Barney Ostertag / Frank / ...
Justice1954-1956TV SeriesKid Wilson
Time Table1956Frankie Page
Armstrong Circle Theatre1955-1956TV Series
Goodyear Playhouse1955-1956TV SeriesWebber / Pvt. Yarrow
The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse1953-1956TV Series
Appointment with Adventure1955TV Series
Treasury Men in Action1955TV Series
Climax!1955TV Series
Big Town1955TV SeriesJack Orliffe
Producers' Showcase1955TV SeriesJackie
The Greatest Gift1954TV SeriesJim Hanson
Inner Sanctum1954TV SeriesDet. Crane / Harry / Prater
Rocky King, Detective1954TV Series
Colonel Humphrey Flack1953TV Series
Short Short Dramas1953TV SeriesNails Donlan
The Big Story1953TV Series
Celanese Theatre1952TV Series
Suspense1950TV SeriesLouie
Actor's Studio1950TV Series


Quincy M.E.TV Series story - 4 episodes, 1977 - 1983 teleplay - 1 episode, 1978
Kraft Theatre1957TV Series story - 1 episode


Kraft Mystery Theater1959TV Series
Kraft Theatre1958TV Series 1 episode


Dominic's Dream1974TV Movie associate producer


The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV Special performer: "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "You're the Flower of My Heart Sweet Adeline", "Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah", "Once in Love with Amy", "Mame", "Hello, Dolly!"


Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'2008Video documentary short special thanks
Man of the Century1999thanks


This Is Your Life1984TV SeriesHimself
Salute!1983TV SeriesHimself
Famous Lives1983TV MovieHimself
Night of 100 Stars1982TV SpecialHimself
Magic with the Stars1982TV MovieHimself
NBC Family Christmas1981TV MovieHimself
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Performer
The Magic of David Copperfield III: Levitating Ferrari1980TV MovieHimself - Special Guest Host
Lucy Moves to NBC1980TV MovieHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964-1980TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself / Dr. R. Quincy
Mie jue qi qi1980Himself - Man Getting Photographed (uncredited)
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1979TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Password Plus1979TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Match Game 731973-1978TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself - Panesist
The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Dinah!1975-1978TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1970-1978TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Guest
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda1978TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast: Frank Sinatra1978TV SpecialHimself
Circus of the Stars #21977TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes 21977TV MovieHimself
The 29th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Presenter
US Against the World1977TV MovieHimself - Host
Celebrity Challenge of the Sexes1977TV MovieHimself
The 3rd Annual People's Choice Awards1977TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite Television Special
The Hollywood Squares1971-1977TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
The Carol Burnett Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Don Rickles: Buy This Tape You Hockey Puck1975Video documentaryHimself
Rickles1975TV MovieHimself
Sammy and Company1975TV SeriesHimself
The $10,000 Pyramid1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Energy Crisis1974TV MovieHimself
The Dean Martin Show1973-1974TV SeriesHimself
Flip1973TV SeriesHimself
The Shape of Things1973TV Special
Dinah's Place1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NFL Players Association Awards Dinner1973TV SpecialHimself - Guest
A Couple of Dons1973TV SpecialHimself
The Vin Scully Show1973TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Laugh-In1972TV SeriesHimself - Guest Performer
The Wonderful World of Aggravation1972TV MovieHimself
The Merv Griffin Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Dick Cavett Show1971TV SeriesHimself
The David Frost Show1971TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 23rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1971TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
Celebrity Bowling1971TV Series 1972-1973
He Said, She Said1970TV SeriesHimself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1966TV SeriesHimself
Look Up and Live1963TV SeriesHimself
Password All-Stars1961TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Contestant
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2016Documentary post-productionHimself
The Needs of Kim StanleyDocumentary post-productionHimself
Mama Mae: The Life and Music of Mae Boren Axton2015DocumentaryHimself
Lucy Moves to NBC: A Remembrance2012Video documentary shortHimself - Interviewee / On set footage & clips from 'Lucy Moves to NBC'
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHimself
Char·ac·ter: The Interviews2010DocumentaryHimself
The Florence Henderson Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Watching the Dead2009TV Movie documentaryHimself / Quincy M.E.
The Insider2009TV SeriesHimself
25 Jahre RTL - Die große Jubiläumsshow2009TV MovieHimself
The 62nd Annual Tony Awards2008TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Gypsy
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making '12 Angry Men'2008Video documentary shortHimself - Juror #5
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Young Turks2005TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Live2001-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Odd Couple Out-Takes2005Video shortHimself - Host / Oscar Madison
Living in TV Land2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography1999-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Intimate Portrait2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Hollywood Squares2001-2003TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool2001DocumentaryHimself
3rd Annual TV Guide Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
E! Mysteries & Scandals1998TV Series documentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 11th Annual American Comedy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
65th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade1996TV SpecialHimself
Die Harald Schmidt Show1996TV SeriesHimself
American Masters1995TV Series documentaryHimself - Actor
The 48th Annual Tony Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Direction of a Play
The Jon Stewart Show1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Bob Hope: The First 90 Years1993TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 5th Annual National WAIF Humanitarian Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon1988TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Annual Friars Club Tribute Present a Salute to Liza Minnelli1987TV MovieHimself
Great Performances1987TV SeriesHimself
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Favourite All Around Male Entertainer
NBC 60th Anniversary Celebration1986TV Special documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Too Much TV2016TV SeriesDr. R. Quincy, M.E. - Quincy M.E.
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 67th Annual Tony Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Actor (In Memoriam)
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
Paul Williams Still Alive2011DocumentaryHimself
Strictly Courtroom2008TV Movie documentaryJuror #5 (uncredited)
America's Top Sleuths2006TV Movie documentaryDr. R. Quincy, M.E.
Television: The First Fifty Years1999Video documentaryOscar Madison
Fonda on Fonda1992TV Movie documentaryJuror #5 (uncredited)
Cathode Fuck1986Video documentaryDr. R. Quincy, M.E., (scenes from 'Quincy')
Henry Fonda: The Man and His Movies1982TV Movie documentaryJuror #5 (uncredited)
Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine1963TV SeriesCharles

Won Awards

2004TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsQuintessential Non-Traditional FamilyThe Odd Couple (1970)
1997Audience Award in SilverGolden Cable, GermanyFavorite TV DoctorQuincy M.E. (1976)
1974Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalThe Odd Couple (1970)
1973Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Odd Couple (1970)
1971Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Odd Couple (1970)
1964Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleThe Defenders (1961)

Nominated Awards

1980Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesQuincy M.E. (1976)
1979Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesQuincy M.E. (1976)
1978Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesQuincy M.E. (1976)
1977Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesQuincy M.E. (1976)
1975Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Odd Couple (1970)
1974Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesThe Odd Couple (1970)
1972Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest TV Actor - Comedy or MusicalThe Odd Couple (1970)
1972Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy SeriesThe Odd Couple (1970)
1970BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActorGoodbye, Columbus (1969)

Known for movies

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