In Memory of George Segal (1934-2021)

George Segal

Television and film legend George Segal has died today at the age of 87, following surgery. Segal had been a Hollywood staple since 1960, when he had his first acting role as a guest on The Play of the Week. He made sporadic guest appearances on television in the subsequent decades, taking his first starring role on television on Take Five, a CBS sitcom that lasted just two episodes. Subsequent starring roles came along in short-lived serise Murphy's Law and The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest,  before he booked a major starring role on the long-running NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, where he appeared alongside David Spade and Wendie Mallick. Segal recieved two Golden Globe nominations for the series. He is best known to modern audiences as Pops on The Goldbergs, which remains one of the highest-rated comedies on television and has been a staple of ABC's lineup for eight seasons. Segal remained a series regular on the series until his death, and the series is expected to pay tribute to him soon. His first major film role came in 1963, starring alongside Jason Robards, Jack Klugman and George Hamilton in Act One. Subsequent starring roles included King Rat, The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Where's Poppa?, The Hot Rock, Fun with Dick and Jane, and For the Boys, alongside Bette Midler. His most notable film role came with Mike Nichols' 1966 comedy-drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, for which he received an Academy Award nomination, among other accolades. He won Golden Globes for The New Interns and A Touch of Class. He also had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, receiving it in 2017.

The TV Ratings Guide sends its condolences to the loved ones of George Segal. May he rest in peace.

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