Jack Klugman who famously played the role of Oscar Madison in the The Odd Couple along side Tony Randall and played Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. in Quincy M.E. recently died on December 24, 2012 at the age of 90.
His son, Adam Klugman takes offense that his iconic actor father who has won three Emmys is not being included in the tribute memoriam, but instead they are tributing Cory Monteith of Glee who died in July from heroine and alcohol. If you compare the two, Monteith is a young actor with no Emmys verses a many decades long veteran actor who has contributed much to the acting field, it doesn't extend the respect due to him.
Reported on the hollywoodreporter.com today Sept. 21, 2013: "It's an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic" of young adults, Adam Klugman added.
Several other iconic actors including Larry Hagman have also not been included. Many comment postings across numerous articles agree and support Adam Klugman.
...he had the talent to make up for the less-than-leading-man impression he made, enough to convince even the naysayers he faced over the years. His first day attending Carnegie Tech, for instance, his acting teacher took one look at him and said, "Young man, you are not suited to be an actor. You are suited to be a truck driver." Klugman did a scene for her and she said, "What a terrible mistake I made. Talent doesn't come in pretty boxes, tied in blue ribbon." - tvguide.com
And what a well loved actor he went on to become.
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