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23 December 2012  |  Written by James White  

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Jack Klugman, who became most famous for iconic telly medical examiner Quincy, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 90.

Klugman, whose gruff voice and blunt mannerisms made him a star of the small screen – but who also scored a few memorable film roles – got his start in South Philadelphia in 1922.

Though he attended Carnegie Mellon University, he was bitten quickly by the acting bug and moved to New York, where he shared a flat with Charles Bronson.

He proved to be a versatile actor, bringing his talents first to the stage and then to the goggle box, appearing in, among others, The Twilight Zone, The Defenders, Studio One and Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

Film work would have to wait until 1956, where he kicked off his big screen career with Timetable. But his most iconic appearance was as Juror Five in 12 Angry Men.

His first huge TV success as on the TV adaptation of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple, which ran for 114 episodes on NBC and made him a household name alongside co-star Tony Randall.

And he became well known for Quincy, the medical examiner who always managed to become involved with solving the murders on the show. The series ran between 1976 and 1983. "The only thing that's never let me down is acting," Klugman told the Los Angeles Times in 1998. "That's because I've never let it down. Out of everything I do – whether it's here in a 99-seater or in a 3,000-seater – it's the best that I can do."


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