George Segal, an actor respected for his work on both television and in movies died on Tuesday (March 23). He was 87 years old.
According to Variety.com, the actor’s family confirmed his passing. “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” his wife, Sonia, reportedly said in a statement.
George Segal wasn’t the biggest star in Hollywood, but chances are you have seen his work. According to IMDb.com, the actor’s career began in the 1960s. During that decade he appeared in such television shows as “The Alfred Hitchcock Hour” and “The Doctors and the Nurses.”
A big break in his career came when he played Nick in the film adaptation of the famous Edward Albee play, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” The movie version of the story also starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. It was directed by Mike Nichols and released in 1966. The movie was a critical success and earned George Segal an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actor for his work in the film.
You can check out the trailer for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” below.
George Segal Had Continued Success After Oscar Nomination
According to IMDb.com, in the years following the Oscar nomination George Segal had more roles in film and on television. Variety.com reported that Segal had roles in such popular films as “The Hot Rock,” “Fun With Dick and Jane,” and “A Touch of Class” during the 1970s.
As the decades passed, Segal continued to be a successful actor in movies and on television. He appeared on such television shows as “Murphy’s Law,” “The Naked Truth,” and “Just Shoot Me!”
Segal’s film work included such movies as “Look Who’s Talking,” “For the Boys,” “Flirting with Disaster,” and “The Mirror Has Two Faces.”
Most recently, he played the role of Albert ‘Pops’ Solomon on “The Goldbergs.”
That show began its television run in 2013, according to IMDb.com. It is a sitcom about the Goldberg family of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The show takes place in the 1980s.