George Segal Has Passed Away At Age 87

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George Segal, most known from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Just Shoot Me! is dead.

 His wife Sonia Segal confirms it.

“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” she said in a statement.

 Recently, Segal was a regular actor on the ABC series The Goldbergs. His final episode is set to air on April 7, for the eight seasons. Most know him from as Jack Gallo in NBC’s Just Shoot Me! which gave him double Golden Globe nominations. He was also the lead in the late 80s detective-drama Murphy’s Law among other series, but his home has been with the sit-coms.

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He earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in  1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  Starring along with Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. He also starred in movies directed by legends as Stanley Kramer (Ships of Fools1965), Roger Corman (The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 1967), Sidney Lumet (Bye Bye Braverman1968), Carl Reiner (Where’s Poppa?, 1970), Herbert Ross (The Owl and the Pussycat1970), Paul Mazursky (Blume in Love1973) and Robert Altman (California Split1974)His other credits for the big Screen includes King Rat, The Terminal Man, The Black Bird, Fun with Dick and Jane, Russian Roulette, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, All’s Fair, Time of Darkness, For the Boys.

Segal was born 13 February 1934 in NY and before heading to showbusiness he was in the military. He has also been on Broadway. He earned one Academy Award nomination and five Golden Globes. He has also earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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