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Jack Klugman and Peggy Crosby


Jack Klugman and Peggy Crosby in 2003

Actors Peggy Crosby and Jack Klugman attend the Pacific Broadcaster's event honoring Klugman at the Sportsman Lodge on September 26, 2003 in Studio City, California.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images
A year after Jack Klugman's first wife died, he and his long-time partner, Peggy Crosby, were married.
Fast Marriage Facts - Peggy and Jack
Met: Abt. 1988.
Married: February 2, 2008.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?
Jack and his first wife never divorced.


Jacob Joachim (Jack) Klugman: April 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Peggy Joyce Compton Crosby: May 29, 1940 in Sherman Oaks, California.


Jack: At the age of 90, Jack died peacefully at his home in Northridge, California on December 24, 2012. His wife Peggy was at his side.

Wedding Date:

After 20 years together, Jack and Peggy were married on February 2, 2008 at The Little Brown Church in Studio City, California.
"The wedding ceremony was small with just a few close friends and family members. Everyone was delighted to see the steady couple tie the knot. Crosby wore a simple white gown with matching jacket, while Klugman went all out in a black tuxedo and white tie.
Source: "Jack Klugman and Peggy Crosby." 1WeddingSource.com. 12/27/2010.


Jack had two sons.
  • David Somers Klugman: Born in 1959. His mother is Brett Somers.
  • Adam Somers Klugman: Born in 1963. His mother is Brett Somers.


Jack: Award winning actor, author, director. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Peggy: Actress.

Previous Marriages:

Peggy was previously married to actor Philip Crosby from 1972 to 1975. Their marriage ended in divorce.

Jack had one previous marriage.

  • Brett Somers aka Audrey Johnston: Born in 1924 in New Brunswick, Canada, Brett was an actress, television panelist, Match Game participant, and author. Married in 1953, Jack and Brett legallyseparated in 1974. They never divorced. Jack was with Barbara Neugass from 1978 to 1992. His marriage with Brett legally ended in September 2007 when she died at the age of 83 from stomach and colon cancer. She died at her home in Westport, Connecticut. Jack and Brett had two children together.
Brett: "I was separated from my first husband, and Jack and I had been friends. He was totally opposed to marriage and I was used to being alone, so we started going together. Then three years later, we were married."
Source: Gloria Cole Sugarman. "Brett Somers and Jack Klugman together again." The Hour. 4/17/2005. pg. C1.
Brett: "We just never bothered to get divorced because it didn't seem necessary."
Source: Gloria Cole Sugarman. "Brett Somers and Jack Klugman together again." The Hour. 4/17/2005. pg. C4.

Quotes About Jack Klugman and Marriage:

Gloria Sugarman: "She [Brett] considers Klugman a great guy, but a loner who never should have been married."
Source: Gloria Cole Sugarman. "Brett Somers and Jack Klugman together again." The Hour. 4/17/2005. pg. C1.

Jack: "Some say a wife would fill it -- but that's not for me. I was never meant to be married -- and my wife [Brett] know that now. I also know that if I did ever decide to marry again, it would be to her ... We get along better now than we ever did. But I like the single life. I like my condominium at the beach. I don't want to be tied down."
Source: Marilyn Beck. "Jack Klugman - Getting High On Work." The Montreal Gazette. 7/30/1977. pg. 18.

Jack: "She [Brett] told a friend that I left because, 'He wanted his freedom whatever that means,' And that about sums it up. There was no one else involved. It was just, well, Brett's a strong woman, and suddenly I realized I'd be happier setting my own mood, leading a life as a loner ... I don't really know what happened to us. I do know I owe her a lot. But I've got to do what makes me happy now ... Why divorce? Who wants to remarry? Things are fine this way, an easy relationship with Brett, the same joint checking account we always had. Except now I'm free to be me."
Source: Marilyn Beck. "Actor's dues for stardom paid in full." The Ottawa Citizen. 10/26/1974. pg. 76.

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