George S. Segal

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George S. Segal

Birthplace: Great Neck, Nassau County, New York, United States
Death: March 23, 2021 (87)
Immediate Family:

Son of George Segal and Fannie Blanche Segal
Husband of Private and Linda S. Segal
Ex-husband of Marion Freed
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Fred Segal; John Segal and Greta Segal

Occupation: Banjoist, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Film Actor, Voice Actor, Film Producer
Managed by: Private User
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About George S. Segal

George Segal was an American actor and musician. Segal became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his most acclaimed roles are in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Where's Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996). He was one of the first American film actors to rise to leading man status with an unchanged Jewish surname—thus paving the way for Dustin Hoffman and Barbara Streisand.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and won two Golden Globe Awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in A Touch of Class.

On television, he was best known for his roles as Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and as Albert "Pops" Solomon on The Goldbergs.

Segal was also an accomplished banjo player.

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George S. Segal's Timeline

February 13, 1934
Great Neck, Nassau County, New York, United States
March 23, 2021
Age 87