Mourning for George Segal. The Oscar-nominated actor, who has appeared in numerous film and TV productions, has died at the age of 87. His wife confirmed Segal’s death.
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The one for his role in the classic movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” well-known US actor George Segal is dead. Segal died at the age of 87 on Tuesday in California, as the Hollywood magazine “Deadline” reported. He died “of complications from heart bypass surgery,” his wife Sonia told the trade journal.
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” from 1966: George Segal with Elizabeth Taylor as Nick and Martha. (Source: IMAGO / Mary Evans)
Born in a small town in upstate New York, Segal made his film debut in the early 1960s. Before that he had earned his living as a banjo player in a jazz band. He made his Hollywood breakthrough with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” alongside film greats like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. For his supporting role in the strip, he was nominated for an Oscar in 1967.
Grandfather in the comedy series “The Goldbergs”
By 2010 he starred in more than fifty films and in 1974 received the Golden Globe for best actor in the comedy “Man, you’re class”. George Segal was also known for his numerous television roles.
George Segal played the grandfather in “The Goldbergs”: Seen here with Troy Gentile and Hayley Orrantia. (Source: IMAGO / Everett Collection)
Since 2013 he played the grandfather Albert “Pops” Solomon in the comedy series “The Goldbergs”. He also had guest appearances in numerous series. In 2017 he received a star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood for his work.
His high school sweetheart Sonia Schultz Greenbaum is Segal’s third wife. Next to her he leaves two children from his first marriage to Marion Segal, with whom he was married until 1983. His second wife, Linda Sue Rogoff, died in 1996.