An understandably upset son of the late actor Jack Klugman spoke out about the Emmy’s decision not to include his father in a special tribute during the event. Klugman of course is the famous actor in “The Odd Couple” and was not included in the list that Emmys presented. Other names that did make the list included the late Cory Monteith and James Gandolfini.
Adam Klugman had this to say about the omission of his father from the tribute list, “I think it’s criminal.” He then added, “My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days.” Of the five choices that the Emmys presented only Cory Monteith of Glee, the young actor who died in July of a drug overdose, seems to be causing controversy.
The other names included on the list were James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg, Jean Stapleton and Jonathan Winters. None of these names seem to be drawing negative attention. Adam Klugman had this to say about Monteith being chosen over his father, “What about the people who should be introduced to somebody like my father?” he said. “I don’t mean to say anything disparaging about Cory, but he was a kid who had won no Emmys and it was a self-induced tragedy.”