By Michael P. Neufeld
Lake Arrowhead, CA – Actor Jack Klugman, who filmed a tv movie in Lake Arrowhead, had died at the age of 90.
Klugman, best known as Oscar Madison in the television series The Odd Couple opposite Tony Randall and as Quincy, M.E. Klugman filmed One Of My Wives Is Missing (1976) in Lake Arrowhead with James Franciscus and Elizabeth Ashley.
Film historian W. Lee Cozad (author of Magnificent Mountain Movies and More Magnificent Mountain Movies) recalled One Of My Wives Is Missing utilized the beauty of Lake Arrowhead, including the old Lake Arrowhead Village and several scenes shot along the north shore of the lake.
Cozad indicates Klugman played small town police inspector, Murray Levine, who found himself “embroiled in a missing person fiasco. The Aaron Spelling television feature film eventually made it to video.
JACK KLUGMAN (1922-2012)
Jacob Joachim “Jack” Klugman was born in Philadelphia on April 27, 1922, and died in Northridge on December 24, 2012. He began acting in 1945, after being discharged from the Army The struggling actor roomed with future star Charles Bronson in New York before he began performing on Broadway and taking bit parts in television shows.
The Odd Couple (1970-1975) and Quincy (1976-1983) were among his television hits, along with numerous appearances on The Twilight Zone. He was also known as Juror #5 in 12 Angry Men (1957).