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Veteran Actor George Segal Dies At 87

By | On March 24, 2021

George Segal, whose long career began in serious drama but who became one of America’s most reliable and familiar comic actors, first in the movies and later on television, died on Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California He was 87.

The cause was complications of bypass surgery, according to his wife, Sonia Segal.


He is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated dramatic role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and was later a familiar comic actor.

Segal was a native of Long Island, New York and his acting credits range from "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" in 1966, for which he received an Oscar nomination and "A Touch of Class" in 1973.

Segal was nominated for best supporting actor by the Academy for his portrayal of Nick, in the celebrated Mike Nichols-directed adaptation of Edward Albee's dark comedy-drama.


"Today we lost a legend," said The Goldbergs creator Adam Goldberg , reacting to the news of his death. "It was a true honour being a small part of George Segal's amazing legacy.

"By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark."
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