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Offline Cincinnatus

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Actor [Jack Klugman] deserves individual Emmy tribute, son says
« on: September 22, 2013, 01:03:00 AM »
Excluding Klugman and Hagman, considering their phenomenal contributions to TV entertainment does strike one as bizarre at best, an insult to their memories at worst. Include this guy Monteith as a sop to younger viewers if you must, but don't exclude Hagman or Klugman.

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The exclusion of Jack Klugman from an Emmy Awards tribute that includes Cory Monteith is an insult to the memory of the late TV veteran and three-time Emmy winner who starred in "The Odd Couple" and "Quincy M.E.," Klugman's son says.

"I think it's criminal," said Adam Klugman in an interview with The Associated Press. "My dad was at the inception of television and helped build it in the early days."

Ceremony producers announced this week that five individual salutes would be included on Sunday night's Emmy show in addition to the traditional "in memoriam" segment that groups together industry members who died in the past year.

Besides Monteith, the "Glee" star who died in July of a heroin and drug overdose, those to be honored include "The Sopranos" star James Gandolfini; Jean Stapleton of "All in the Family"; comedian and actor Jonathan Winters; and "Family Ties" producer Gary David Goldberg...

Emmy nominees who died last year and won't be accorded separate tributes include Larry Hagman of "Dallas" and Charles Durning of "Evening Shade."

Hagman, Durning and Klugman will be included in the group remembrance, an academy spokesman said Friday. The ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles airs at 8 p.m. EDT Sunday on CBS.

"It's an insult and it really seems typical of this youth-centric culture that has an extremely short attention span and panders to only a very narrow demographic" of young adults, Adam Klugman said.


http://tv.yahoo.com/news/actor-deserves-individual-emmy-tribute-son-says-164440314.html
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Re: Actor [Jack Klugman] deserves individual Emmy tribute, son says
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 01:18:58 PM »
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Emmy B.S.
Honor a Drug Addict Dis a TV Legend

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The suits who run the Emmys had to make a hard choice in deciding which dead actor to honor-- a TV icon who has won multiple Emmys, or a young actor with no Emmys who is now as famous for being a drug addict as a TV star.  They chose door number 2.

It's interesting.  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.

The Emmys are honoring 5 TV types who died in the last year -- 4 of whom have earned their stripes ... Jonathan Winters, Jean Stapleton, James Gandolfini, Gary David Goldberg -- and then there's Cory.

BTW ... Larry Hagman was also overlooked. 
 
One TV type who has won multiple Emmys but wanted to remain anonymous scoffed and told TMZ, "Awards are like  hemorrhoids.  Eventually every bleep gets one."

http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/22/emmys-jack-klugman-cory-monteith-in-memoriam/
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Re: Actor [Jack Klugman] deserves individual Emmy tribute, son says
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 02:13:52 PM »
Hollywood always praising the dead dope addicts.

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