George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday. He was 87.
His wife Sonia announced his death, saying, “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”
The genial actor was a staple of films of the 1970s such as “A Touch of Class,” “The Hot Rock” and “Fun With Dick and Jane.”
He starred as an attorney in Carl Reiner’s comedy “Where’s Poppa?,” with Ruth Gordon as his addled mother, and played another lawyer in Paul Mazursky’s “Blume in Love.” In Robert Altman’s “California Split,” he co-starred with Elliot Gould as a man falling into a gambling addiction .
He also had recurring roles on “Murphy’s Law” and “Take Five.”
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