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Jack Klugman passed away...He was a great actor and a long time thoroughbred racehorse owner and enthusiast...
The best horses he ever owned were Jaklin Klugman and Akinemod... Jaklin Klugman, trained by Riley Cofer, was third in the 1980 Kentucky Derby behind the great filly Genuine Risk and what a talented filly Akinemod was for Jerry Fanning. The last ten or so years, Barry Abrams trained for him...
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RIP to an American and Race Track Classic. It always felt good to see him walking around the Track. He made a lot of people laugh over the decades and that's one of the things that makes him someone who will definitely be missed.
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The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was born in Philadelphia and began acting in college at Carnegie Institute of Technology. After serving in the Army during World War II, he went on to summer stock and off-Broadway, rooming with fellow actor Charles Bronson as both looked for paying jobs. He made his Broadway debut in 1952 in a revival of "Golden Boy."
His film credits included Sidney Lumet's "12 Angry Men" and Blake Edwards' "Days of Wine and Roses" and an early television highlight was appearing with Humphrey Bogart and Henry Fonda in a production of "The Petrified Forest." His performance in the classic 1959 musical "Gypsy" brought him a Tony nomination for best featured (supporting) actor in a musical.
He also appeared in several episodes of "The Twilight Zone," including a memorable 1963 one in which he played a negligent father whose son is seriously wounded in Vietnam. His other TV shows included "The Defenders" and the soap opera "The Greatest Gift."
Throat cancer took away his raspy voice for several years in the 1980s. When he was back on the stage for a 1993 revival of "Three Men on a Horse," the AP's review said, "His voice may be a little scratchy but his timing is as impeccable as ever."
"The only really stupid thing I ever did in my life was to start smoking," he said in 1996. Seeing people smoking in television and films "disgusts me, it makes me so angry - kids are watching," he said.
In his later years, he guest-starred on TV series including "Third Watch" and "Crossing Jordan" and appeared in a 2010 theatrical film, "Camera Obscura."
Klugman's hobby was horse racing and he eventually took up raising them, too.
"I always loved to gamble," he said. "I never got close to a horse. Fate dealt me a terrible BLow when it gave me a good horse the first time out. I thought how easy this is.
"Now I love being around them."
I very much enjoyed his portrayal of the cigar chomping racing form toting Oscar Madison on the The Odd couple--the tv series.
"The bill approved in Congress to avert the so-called fiscal cliff would bring the first major tax increase on high earners in 20 years."
Wall Street Journal, Jan 2nd 2013
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