Jack Klugman, the versatile actor who moved from dramatic roles in the '50s and '60s to lasting comic fame on TV's The Odd Couple, died peacefully today (Monday) at his home in L.A. He was 90.
The Philadelphia native became very close with his TV co-star Tony Randall and published the memoir Tony and Me: A Story of Friendship in 2005 -- a year after the actor who played Felix Unger to his Oscar Madison passed. Klugman's association with The Odd Couple began on Broadway, when he replaced Walter Matthau, who did the film role with Jack Lemmon. Klugman won two Emmys after bringing the role to TV.
Jack's TV resume also included Quincy, M.E., where he played a crusading Medical Examiner, and four episodes of The Twilight Zone. That tied him with Burgess Meredith for the most appearances on the classic series.
Source: ABC News