The American actor George Segal died, Wednesday, at the age of 87, and his wife, Sonia Segal, said in a statement: “With hearts squeezed in pain, the family announces the news of George Segal’s death this morning as a result of complications from surgery to remove a coronary artery blockage.”
Segal was famous for his altercations with Richard Burton in the movie (He’s Afrid of Virginia Woolf), He Who Fears Virginia Woolf, and his love for Glinda Jackson in (Attach of Class) “A Touch of Class”, as well as grabbing laughter in the sitcom series (The Goldbergs) The Goldberg Family, and was previously nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Segal was attractive and intelligent, and excelled in dramatic and comedic roles, the most recent of which was Albert “Pops” Solomon, a calm and balanced widower in the comedy series “The Goldberg Family”.
Adam F. Goldberg, the producer of the TV series based on his personal story, tweeted: “Today we lost a legend.”
He added, “It is a real honor that I have formed a small part of George Segal’s wonderful legacy. By pure chance, he was chosen to play the role of Pops. Like my grandfather, George was carrying the heart of a child with a magical touch.”
Segal’s artistic career began in New York theaters, and through television in the early 1960s, and soon he moved to the cinema and played the role of an artist in the movie (Sheep of Fools) “Ship of Fools”, which included a constellation of stars.
In 1967, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Marital Drama for the movie “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Along with Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.