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George Segal


Born - 13 February 1934, Great Neck, New York, USA
Died - 23 March 2021

American leading man with a bush of fairish hair and lived-in face; his wry, sly sense of fun permeated most of his best work and, coupled with a naturalistic acting style, allowed him to be cast as an assortment of dog-eared heroes and potential losers destined to win by sheer persistence. A star of the cinema until 1980 - he made rather too many comedies in the late 1970s - he reappeared from 1983 in a variety of out-of-the way roles. First seen in the TV movie The Closing Door (1959), he was soon into films: The Young Doctors (1961), The Longest Day (1962), Act One (1963), Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966, Oscar nomination), The Quiller Memorandum (1966), No Way to Treat a Lady (1967), The St Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), The Southern Star (1969), The Owl and the Pussycat (1970), A Touch of Class (1972), Blume in Love (1973), The Terminal Man (1974), The Black Bird (1975), Fun With Dick and Jane (1976), Rollercoaster (1977), Too Many Chefs (1978), Lost and Found (1979), The Last Married Couple in America (1980), Stick (1984), Run for Your Life (1987), Look Who's Talking (1989), For the Boys (1991), Me, Myself and I (1992), The Joshua Tree/Army of One (1993), The Cable Guy (1996), The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), Heights (2004), Three Days to Vegas (2007), Made for Each Other (2009), 2012 (2009), Love & Other Drugs (2010) and Elsa & Fred (2014), his last, after which he embarked on nearly 200 episodes of the TV series The Goldbergs. He died from heart bypass surgery complications.