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George Segal Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
George Segal Jr.
Place Of Birth
New York City, USA
89 years old
Birth Date
February 13 1934

George Segal Facts

Child Star?
Actor, Voice Actor, Musician
Education & Qualifications
Columbia University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Sonia Schultz Greenbaum
Elizabeth Segal, Polly Segal
Fannie Blanche Segal, George Segal Sr.
Fred Segal, John Segal, Greta Segal

About George Segal 

George Segal is an American actor born on February 13, 1934, in New York City, USA.

He began his acting career in the '60s and, within a few years, became renowned for performing in various dramatic and comedic roles. He is regarded as one of the American actors who rose to fame in the movie industry with an unchanged Jewish surname, thereby paving the way for other Jewish actors.

He appeared in movies such as 'Ship Of Fools' and 'King Rat' and co-starred in the drama 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf' between 1965-1966. In the '70s, he featured in notable roles in many films, including 'Where's Poppa,' 'Blume In Love,' 'The Hot Rock,' 'The Owl And The Pussy Cat,' 'Fun With Dick And Jane', and 'The Duchess And The Dirtwater Fox.' Segal also played supporting roles in movies such as 'For The Boys,' 'Flirting With Disaster,' and 'The Mirror Has Two Faces.'

He was famous for his regular appearance in two major television series, 'Just Shoot Me,' shot between 1997-2003, and 'The Goldbergs,' shot between 2013-2021. He played the role of Jack Gallo and Albert Pops Solomon, respectively, in both series. In addition, Segal won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his outstanding performance in 'A Touch Of Class' and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.'

George Segal had 66 years of a successful acting career in the entertainment industry. He died on March 23, 2021, at 87, due to complications from bypass surgery in Santa Rosa, California.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was George Segal's net worth?

George Segal's net worth was about $10 million at the time of his death.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was George Segal?

George Segal was 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) tall.

How old was George Segal?

At the time of his death, George Segal was 87 years old. The date of his demise is March 23, 2021.

Childhood And Education

George Segal lived most of his childhood in Great Neck, New York. He completed his primary education at George School, a boarding school in Pennsylvania, and went on to attend Haverford College. In 1955, he earned his bachelor's degree in performing arts and drama at the Columbia College of Columbia University.

Segal developed an interest in acting at nine after seeing Alan Ladd's performance in 'This Gun For Hire' (1942). The adventure and control spiked him in the movie. In addition, he switched from playing the ukulele to playing banjo after discovering that he couldn't play the ukulele in his high school band.

During the Korean War, Segal served in the US Army and played in Corporal Bruno's Sad Sand Six band while serving in the Army.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

George Segal's Family

Segal is the last child out of four children born to George Segal Sr. and Fannie Blanche Segal. His father worked as malt and hop agent. After his father died in 1947, he moved to New York with his mother.

His siblings are John, Fred, and Greta. Unfortunately, Greta died of pneumonia before George was born.

Who was George Segal's Spouse?

George was married thrice. His first wife, Marion Segal Freed, was a film editor who articulated three of his movies. He had two daughters with her before they divorced in 1983. Next, he married Linda Rogoff in 1996 after meeting her while playing banjo with his bands in Carnegie Hall. Finally, in 1998, he married Sonia Schultz Greenbaum, his boarding school classmate.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

George Segal began acting while he was still undergoing his study at Columbia University. He was in the 1956 Broadway movies 'The Iceman Cometh,' 'Gideon,' and 'Rattle Of A Simple Man.' He had his major career break in 1961 when he was signed to a Columbia Pictures contract and debuted in the film 'The Young Doctors.' He appeared in other movies, such as the famous World War II films 'The Longest Day' and 'The Naked City.'

After moving to Hollywood, Segal joined the Columbia Pictures' medical television series, 'The New Interns.' After that, he started appearing in many films while playing prominent roles. He featured as an egocentric painter in the drama 'Ship Of Fools' and the Barbra Streisand-directed film 'The Mirror Has Two Faces.'

He was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe Award for his role in the movie 'Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf.' The film was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Segal starred in the' 70s' dark comedy 'Where's Poppa' and the diamond heist comedy 'The Hot Rock.' He starred as Rabbi Mendel in the film 'Heights' and Robin Hood in 'The Zany Adventures Of Robin Hood.'

In 2018, Segal appeared in the television series 'The Simpsons' and was a recurring cast in the TV series 'The Goldbergs' which ran between 2013-2021 with 185 episodes. Unfortunately, his acting career was halted after dying in 2021 due to a bypass surgery complication.

What Awards had George Segal Won?

George has won the Golden Globe Awards for Most Promising New Comer and Best Actor in a Motion Picture. In addition, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame under the television category.

Other Interesting George Segal Facts And Trivia

  • Segal lived his adult life in Sonoma County.
  • His star sign was Aquarius.
  • George Segal's favorite quote is, 'I have dreaded myself of being considered bland, but I've had to reconcile myself to the fact that that's what I am.'

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