George Segal, a long-term leading man in movies who can be presently seen as the lovable grandfather on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” died Tuesday. He was 87.
Segal’s wife, Sonia Segal, issued an statement announcing her husband’s death via Sony Pictures Television, which produces “The Goldbergs.”
“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” Sonia Segal said. The statement didn’t say when the surger occurred or offer some other details.
Segal, conceived Feb. 13, 1934 in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. He got an Academy Award assignment for best supporting entertainer for his depiction of Nick in 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” the film variation of a play headlined by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
Segal’s “Goldbergs” colleagues, recognized as the show’s “family” in a proclamation sent by Sony, offered their notions in regards to “the loss of our dear friend, George,” who additionally broadly engaged late-night TV crowds with his master banjo-playing abilities.
“He was kind, sweet, beyond talented and funny. George was the true epitome of class and he touched all of our lives so deeply. It was an honor and a privilege to have him as a colleague and friend all of these years,” the statement said. “He will be missed by all. Pops, we will miss your banjo playing and your infectious laugh. Rest in peace.”
Sony gave its sympathies, recalling Segal as a “true icon” who “brightened the screen whenever he was on camera” and ABC Entertainment said the actor’s “talent has left an indelible mark and we’re grateful for the laughter and joy he has given us all.”
Segal’s friend and manager, Abe Hoch, likewise gave an statement mourning Segal’s passing.
“I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and client of many years has passed away. I will miss his warmth, humor, camaraderie and friendship. He was a wonderful human,” Hoch said.
He got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2017.
The actor, who rose to film fame during the 1960s and was A-rundown star during the 1970s, prevailed upon another age of fans lately as Albert “Pops” Solomon, the wise and wryly funny grandfather of Adam, Barry and Erica on “The Goldbergs.” He shot a few episodes that stay to be communicated.
“The Goldbergs” maker Adam F. Goldberg, who put together the arrangement with respect to his own family, regarded Segal through Twitter.
“Today we lost a legend. It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy. By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark. I think these memories say it all…” he wrote in a tweet accompanied by photos of Segal.
“The Goldbergs” covered a long, successful acting career for Segal. In the wake of moving on from Columbia University and serving in the U.S. Armed force, he contemplated acting with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen, acquiring a traction on the New York stage.
After a progression of TV guest starring appearances, Segal got through on the big-screen in Stanley Kramer’s “Ship of Fools,” a 1965 best picture Oscar candidate that included Vivien Leigh, José Ferrer and Lee Marvin. He circled back to 1965’s “King Rat,” 1966’s “The Quiller Memorandum” and 1967’s “The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.” He further polished his resume with TV variations of Arthur Miller’s “Demise of a Salesman” (1966) and John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” (1967).
After a spate of featuring parts during the 1960s, he solidly settled himself as a main man in the next decade, beginning with Carl Reiner-coordinated “Where’s Poppa?” in 1970 and followed by 1972’s “The Hot Rock,” where he shared marquee space with Robert Redford, 1973’s “Blume in Love” and 1974’s “California Split,” which likewise featured Elliott Gould. He played the heartfelt lead against such Oscar-winning lights as Barbra Streisand in 1970’s “The Owl and the Pussycat,” Glenda Jackson in 1973’s “A Touch of Class” and Jane Fonda in 1977’s “Fun with Dick and Jane.”
Segal stayed a big-screen presence in supporting jobs in later movies, including 1989’s “Look Who’s Talking,” 1995’s “The Babysitter” and 1996’s “The Cable Guy,” wherein he played the dad of Matthew Broderick’s character.
Segal had a long profession in TV before “The Goldbergs,” which debuted in 2013, including a six-season run on the NBC satire “Just Shoot Me!” (1997-2003).
As the news spread Tuesday night, different entertainers offered recognition via online media.
“The Mary Tyler Moore Show” star Edward Asner, a Segal contemporary, hailed “Where’s Poppa?” as “one of the biggest laughs I have ever had in a movie. He was a great actor. Too many of these types of posts lately. RIP George!”
Melissa Joan Hart, who acted with Segal and furthermore guided him, respected him on Instagram with a photograph of the pair. “Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away! From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man. He will be missed!”
Morgan Fairchild, who imparted the screen to Segal in “The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood” and “Just Shoot Me!,” called him “one of a kind and always a joy!”
Also, Michael McKean, who knows some things about comedic acting, recognized Segal and his vital vocation. “George Segal has gone now. A career that kept going for 50+ because he loved it and he was great at it. RIP,” he tweeted.
‘At That Age’ drama pilot not moving forward at NBC
NBC isn’t moving forward with its outfit dramatization pilot At That Age, made, directed and in view of a unique thought by Malcolm B. Lee, head of current box-office champ Space Jam: A New Legacy.
I hear the options on the cast, which includes Adrian Holmes, Nicole Ari Parker, Brad James, Jade Eshete, Sinqua Walls, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Christian Keyes, were coming up July 31, prompting the network to settle on a choice.
As is normal practice, Universal Television, which produced the pilot, will shop it to different organizations while it actually has the entertainers under bargains.
At That Age, an exploration of an African-American family’s inheritance, was requested to steer in January 2020, yet put on pause due to the Covid related creation closure. It restarted projecting this previous spring and was produced off-cycle like the entirety of NBC’s pilots in the course of the last Covid-affected year. The organization additionally has dramatization pilot Dangerous Moms, which is production.
Composed via Carla Banks-Waddles, in At That Age, After the Cooper family’s golden child experiences a catastrophic event, seven relatives (Holmes, Parker, James, Eschete, Walls, Corinealdi and Keyes) face a basic shift, settle on life-altering decisions and deal profound mysteries becoming exposed.
Banks-Waddles executive produces with Lee and Debra Martin Chase.
Phillipa Soo joins the cast of Apple’s thriller series ‘Shining Girls’
Emmy nominee Phillipa Soo has joined the cast of the AppleTV+ series Shining Girls, in light of the 2013 smash hit novel by Lauren Beukes, in a series regular role. Soo will depict the intelligent and sure-footed Jin-Sook who works in the examination office at the Adler planetarium.
She will star opposite Elisabeth Moss, who depicts a Chicago columnist who endure a fierce attack just to discover her world moving as she chases down her attacker. The ritzy cast likewise includes Wagner Moura (Narcos) as Dan, a veteran columnist breaking the augmenting story of a copycat assault. Jamie Bell likewise stars as Harper, a secretive introvert with an amazing connection with Kirby.
The series hails from MRC Television. As well as featuring, Moss leader produces through Love and Squalor Pictures, close by Lindsey McManus. Leonardo DiCaprio fills in as chief maker through Appian Way close by Jennifer Davisson. Creator Lauren Beukes and Alan Page Arriaga will likewise fill in as leader makers on the task. The series will be adjusted for television and executive produced by Silka Luisa, who likewise fills in as showrunner.
Soo was assigned for a 2021 Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Musical for her work in Hamilton. She most as of late showed up in the Spectrum Original series The Bite from Robert and Michelle King.
She is repped by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and UTA.
Michelle Monaghan is set to play dual lead roles in Netflix’s ‘Echoes’ limited series
Michelle Monaghan is set to play dual lead roles in Netflix’s Echoes, a psychological thriller limited series about indistinguishable twins from 13 Reasons Why writer/executive producer/showrunner Brian Yorkey, Quinton Peeples (Runaways) and Australian author maker Vanessa Gazy (Eden).
Made and written by Gazy, Echoes is a secret thrill ride about identical twins Leni and Gina, both depicted by Monaghan, who share a hazardous mystery. Since they were kids, Leni and Gina covertly have traded lives, coming full circle in a double life as adults: They share two homes, two spouses and a kid, however everything in their impeccably arranged world is tossed into disarray when one of the sisters disappears.
Born identical twins, every sister is remarkable; Leni is the sister that is content to remain at home, wed her childhood sweetheart, bring up her little girl and assist with running the delightful pony ranch where everybody lives respectively established in their since quite a while ago shared history. Gina is the rebellious sister that walked out on all that and disappeared to Los Angeles where she rose to speedy notoriety expounding on a hazier undertow that educated her Southern childhood.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Yorkey will fill in as leader maker and co-showrunner on the spine chiller, the main task greenlit as a component of his multi-year in general arrangement with the streamer for series and different projects.
Gazy likewise will executive produce, with Peeples filling in as chief maker/co-showrunner close by Yorkey. The series additionally hails from chief makers Imogen Banks (The Beautiful Lie) and Endemol Shine Banks Australia.
On TV, Monaghan featured in Netflix’ geo-political thriller Messiah just as Hulu’s dramatization series The Path, close by Aaron Paul and Hugh Dancy. Before that, she co-featured in the HBO show True Detective inverse Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, for which she was designated for a Golden Globe for her job.
On the film side, Monaghan is set to co-star opposite Anna Diop in the Stay Gold Features And Topic Studios Pic Nanny. She was most recently seen in Zoe Lister-Jones’ The Craft, the Blumhouse reboot of the 1996 component, just as Christine Jeffs’ Every Breath You Take, featuring inverse Casey Affleck and Sam Claflin. She as of late wrapped production on Brad Anderson’s Blood.
Monaghan is repped by ICM Partners, Anonymous Content and attorney Robert Offer.
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