HomeJazzJack Klugman, April 27, 1922-December 24, 2012 Carl December 24, 2012 Jazz, Televison A sad note on Christmas Eve. Jack Klugman, who died today at age 90, was not a musical personality per se. But the theme music from The Odd Couple — which was written by Neal Hefti — is one of the most recognizable in television history. Like the other TV music giant, Lalo Schifrin, Hefti had deep roots in serious jazz. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.