Lest we forget: Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

December 25, 2012

Every Christmas you can count on a couple of celebrities to cast off this mortal coil.

This time, sadly, it’s two of my favorite actors, Jack Klugman obit by Bruce Weber) and Charles Durning.

One of Klugman’s signature roles was, of course, the sloppy sportswriter Oscar Madison in beloved TV series The Odd Couple, for which he won or was nominated for several Emmy and Golden Globe Awards..

Durning, a two-time Oscar nominee,  appeared in a couple of baseball-themed movies: He played the title role in the 1981 TV-movie, Casey Stengel and in 2011 played “Scorekeeper Victor” in another TV-flic, Bleacher Bums.

Thanks for the memories, fellas.

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