Oscar-nominated actor George Segal died today from bypass surgery. He was 87 years old.
Segal is best known for his TV sitcom roles as editor Jack Gallo on NBC’s Shoot me! a role that has earned him two names at the Golden Globes, and as family patriarch Albert “Pops” Solomon on The Goldbergs. He also featured on the late 1980s ABC crime drama. Murphy’s Law, the 1987 CBS comedy Fifth take and sitcom TV Land Retired at 35.
Segal was also an Oscar nominee for Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Edward Albee in 1966. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – co-starring with A-listers Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton – and a prominent man in the movies. He starred in films of legends such as Stanley Kramer (Ships of fools, 1965), Roger Corman (The Valentine’s Day massacre, 1967), Sidney Lumet (Goodbye Braverman, 1968), Carl Reiner (Where is Poppa ?, 1970), Herbert Ross (The owl and the cat, 1970), Paul Mazursky (Blume in love, 1973) and Robert Altman (California Split, 1974).
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