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Emmy Snub: Legendary Actor Jack Klugman Left Out of Award Memoriam

Son Adam Klugman calls lack of individual recognition for the 'Odd Couple' star 'criminal.'
1:56 | 09/22/13

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Transcript for Emmy Snub: Legendary Actor Jack Klugman Left Out of Award Memoriam
The controversy surrounding those Hollywood -- paying tribute to those we lost -- -- the young leased or who died of an overdose will be remembered at the Emmys. Tonight the son of a famous TV star does have a problem with that but he wonders though why not as much for my dad. Tonight ABC's -- -- on the delicate balance when Hollywood looks back. It's television's biggest night among the glitz and glamour -- controversy. Five industry members who died this past year are being recognized individually. Not included in the group the legendary actor Jack Klugman cousin and son Adam is speaking out. I think it's criminal he tells the Associated Press. My dad was at the inception of television and helped building in the early days he also takes issue with individually honoring police start -- Monty -- I assume you. Whose career was cut short by a drug overdose. -- won three Emmys during its five decade long career in television. Plane kinsey and Oscar and the odd couple the other facilities total. Along with fellow TV icon Larry -- only part of a -- remembrance executive producer of the Emmys -- early defended the decision. -- said every generation television viewers has -- favorites early goes on to -- actually younger generation. According Montes for trail of Finn Hudson was highly admired and the producers felt that he should be included along with the four other individuals -- -- singled out. There are people like Larry Hagman and Jack Klugman who certainly. I think have had more resonance over the over the years over the decades that would have meant a lot of viewers is while. We reached out to Adam Klugman -- statement to ABC he said tonight is for celebrating. And I know my father would not want me or his name associated with any more negativity. I feel that I said enough it's time to move on David it's always a tough balance it to -- thanks to you.

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