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Scott Feinberg Discusses Jack Klugman’s Final Interview

A week after Jack Klugman‘s 90th birthday this spring, Hollywood Reporter awards analyst Scott Feinberg conducted a 45-minute video interview with the beloved Quincy M.E. and Odd Couple star at the actor’s San Fernando Valley home. The May 2012 session was, by all the indications, Klugman’s final such conversation.

It was Feinberg’s turn on Christmas Eve to discuss this interview as part of the BBC News’ coverage of Klugman’s passing. He pointed out that Klugman, one of “the last of the live TV generation,” tied Burgess Meredith for the most appearances on Rod Serling‘s Twilight Zone series.

Because Klugman had one of his vocal chords removed as part of his cancer treatment, he speaks very faintly in the above THR interview. But with the audio turned up, it’s a touching way to remember the actor, including the part where Klugman talks about his own early-days, odd-couple roommate in NYC – Charles Bronson.

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