Jack Klugman

April 27, 1922 – December 24, 2012

Whether you remember him as Dr. Quincy (Quincy, M.E.), Oscar (The Odd Couple) or as Juror #5 (12 Angry Men), Jack Klugman is one of those actors that’s instantly recognizable. From stage to screen, The Twilight Zone to Gypsy, he was seemingly everywhere for more than 50 years. He is probably most widely regarded for bringing the role of Oscar Madison from the stage – where he replaced Walter Matthau – to the small screen – opposite Tony Randall – in Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. 

Klugman won Emmys and Golden Globes, was nominated for Tonys and was praised and beloved by his peers. After successfully battling throat cancer for decades – and losing a vocal chord to the disease – Jack continued to fight and work until the end. He succumbed to prostate cancer in 2012 at the age of 90.

Burial

Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

In the Garden of Serenity section at the south end of the park (with the fountains);  The walls surrounding this section have wall niches for cremated remains. Near the center of the eastern-most wall (left as you enter), you’ll find Jack’s small niche immediately to the left of Janet Leigh.

 

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