Skip to comments.Honor a Drug Addict Dis a TV Legend
Posted on 09/22/2013 9:45:07 AM PDT by BenLurkin
We've spoken with several people who have won Emmys who are upset with the decision to give a special honor to Cory Monteith but not Jack Klugman, and they're all too scared to speak out ... for fear of some sort of retaliation.
Jack Klugman -- who has won 3 Emmys and starred in TV classics -- "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy M.E." -- has been overlooked and disrespected for special mention during tonight's ceremony. Instead ... Cory Monteith gets the honor. Jack's son thinks it's ridiculous and disrespectful, and he's right.
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
Cory is in the demographic.
I wouldn’t know Cory Monteith if I stepped over his drug sodden carcass in an alley.
Yep. It is a shame, because Jack Klugman had a career of DECADES, and was a fixture on TV in my family’s home. Never heard of Cory till he died.
people still watch that stuff?
Same here. Never heard of the guy and until he died.
Good grief, am I ever out of the loop.
And I think I’m glad I’m out of the loop.
I had to look him up to remind me who he was.
These guys are competing with the end of Dexter and the second to last show of Breaking Bad. The ONLY viewers they are going to have are 14 year old girls. They need all of the help they can get.
Who is Cory? Never heard of him. Always enjoyed Jack in any show he was in. Who was his wife who used to appear on a game show? Was it Brett ????
I didn’t know there even WAS a Cory Monteith.
Sticking a gun to my head could not get me to care any less for this Hollywood squabble.
Had two friends, whi are very pc into gay, tell me about this dude.
I had to look him up as I had no idea who he was.
F’ing outrage is right and how I voted on TMZ, which was 95% of voting opinions.
Apparently he wasn’t gay but, was happy to play the poster boy giving relevancy and validation to those who think of themselves as LGBT.
Also, his so callled girlfriend wasn’t into him anymore and was seeing someone else at the time of his death and maybe playing in snow, at a party, a week after his passing.
Not that I begrudge anyone living their life and having fun.
Finally, it looks more like he was less of a drug addict than a junkie.
Drug addicts typically function and mostly have their chit together.
Junkies are usually in and out of rehab/jail, do nit really manage their addiction/life well and die from their desperate need to get high.
Doesn’t sound so fun to me.
They don’t have enough spare moments in this usually-bloated telecast to honor both? Sheesh.
Ok, Corey. You can put down your red pen. Put your hand back in your pajamas. Jeez.
WOW, I never knew that he lived or died. Jack Klugman is another story.
He's also recent. I doubt most of the people who vote on the Emmys know who Jack Klugman is. He hasn't been on TV for almost 20 years.
Does anyone still actually watch these vapid awards shows? Who wants to see a bunch of pampered poodles breaking their own arms patting themselves on the back?
The Emmy must be very important to Jack Klugman’s survivors.
I know I had to Yahoo the name. He is the druggie from Glee.
Having had to sit through that show once with my wife, I am glad my children are not in public school. It has become so Liberal and PC that after the first season she even stopped watching.
Yes he was married to Bret Sommers til her death in 1997 then he went on to marry Peggy Crosby who was Bing Crosby former daughter-in-law.
Says it all about Hollywood, honor some frickin’ drug addict.
At least he died doing what he loved.
What a different time that was back in September of 1970. The Beatles had just broken up and Vietnam was getting ugly. But what did I care? I was getting my Suzanne Crough fix every Friday night at 8:30 (after having to get through "The Brady Bunch" and "Nanny And The Professor") so the rest of the world really didn't matter - except for maybe my third grade teacher who looked uncannily like Shirley Partridge, which pretty much made her Suzanne/Tracy's mom too in my eyes.
So desperate was I to get close to Susan that at one point in early 1971, I penned a letter to Reuben Kincaid, manager of the Partridge Family, (with a blind copy to Danny Partridge), letting him know that I was taking clarinet lessons on Saturday mornings at the church rectory.
Could the Partridge Family use a clarinet player? I certainly thought so at the time. If anything, I could at take the place of the mostly uselss Chris Partridge. I mean, that kid couldn't play the drums worth a crap!
So I let Reuben Kincaid know that I could be available to join the band on tour "at any time." While waiting for a response, I would be found out in my back yard, carving my initials with "TP" on a tree. (If you were to go to my childhood home, you would probably still find our initials carved on some of those trees.)
After about 8 weeks, I finally got a response to my letter but it wasn't from Reuben Kincaid. Instead, it was a generic letter from "ABC" thanking me for my interest in the show and inviting me to join the Partridge Family fan club, which included a quarterly newsletter, an official Partridge Family pin, and a glossy 8x10 photo of David Cassidy ("Keith Partridge"). Nothing about my request to join the band and absolutely nothing about Tracy. They were treating me like I was some 10-year-old girl!
Remember this was decades before the Internet so I couldn't find out any news about my Tracy, for all I know, she never even knew I existed, even though I thought about her every day for about three years (until I started to focus more on Susan Partridge). But for that period of time, Suzanne/Tracy was the girl of my dreams. She will never know what she missed out on.
The Professor is 99 and still drawing breath. First saw him on the Steve Allen Show before Jack Parr took it over and made it the Tonight Show.
Interesting a TMZ story.
Hollywood Reporter says Jack Klugman will be in a group remembrance along with Larry Hagman and Charles Durning. Jack’s son is right on.
Used to see Brett Sommers in the Backstage (a bar owned by Burt Reynolds across from his theater) here in Jupiter back in the day. Charles Nelson Reilly, Dom Deluise, and a bunch of others. It was like watching a panel of Match Game stars getting drunk at the bar and telling stories every Friday night. Sadly, never saw Elaine Joyce or Joyce Bulifant in there though.
Fun times. Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford were regulars as well.
That is awesome. Unfortunately today’s comedians do not gather like this and are no where near like these group. I remember hearing I think it was Don Rickles who stated that once he was gathered at a restaurant just to talk and eat. Those who were seated at the table: Johnny Carson, Red Buttons, Milton Berle, etc. and many big star comedians. Unlike today’s they would gather just to show off.
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