Jack Klugman, the veteran character actor best remembered for his portrayal of the slovenly sportswriter Oscar Madison in the 1970s TV adaptation of The Odd Couple, then played a crusading forensic pathologist in Quincy, M.E., passed away on Monday at his home in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles at the age of 90.
Mr. Klugman (who had survived an earlier throat cancer scare) had a vocal cord removed in 1989 due to cancer and his voice was reduced to a gravelly whisper.
On The Odd Couple, Jack won two Emmy awards for his role as slovenly Oscar, while Tony Randall won one for his role of fussbudget Felix Unger.
On Quincy, Jack played the title role of a crusading pathologist who worked in the Los Angeles County coroner's office.
Jack Klugman appeared in numerous motion pictures. He played Juror #5 in the film adaptation of the live television play "12 Angry Men."