Hollywood reacts to Jack Klugman's death

Dec. 25, 2012 at 8:44 AM ET

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Jack Klugman in 2008.

Actor Jack Klugman, who was 90, died on December 24, 2012.

His movie and television career spanned more than 60 years.

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He was best known for playing Oscar Madison on "The Odd Couple" and the titular medical examiner on "Quincy, M.E."

He also starred as Juror no. 5 in the classic 1957 film "Twelve Angry Men."

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Hollywood reacted immediately to the star's passing.

Carl Reiner, his longtime friend, told The Hollywood Reporter, “He was one of those people who was a welcome face on the screen every time he came on. He had that sad look on his face. He looked like a man who always needed someone to pat him and say ‘It’s all right, Jack.’ When he worked with Tony Randall it was just one of the best marriages ever.”

Actors, producers and critics also remembered him on Twitter. 

Among those who tweeted were Whoopi Goldberg, New Girl star Max Greenfield and critic Leonard Maltin.

A sampling of the reaction on Twitter:



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