Jack Klugman, April 27, 1922-December 24, 2012

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.

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