Actor George Segal has died aged 87. Oscar nominated for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, and BAFTA nominated for No Way to Treat a Lady, Segal was a regular in film since the 1950s. He won two Golden Globes, for The New Interns and A Touch of Class. He also appeared in films such as King Rat, Lost and Found, and The Cable Guy, the latter as Jim Carrey’s dad. In recent years he played the grandfather in The Goldbergs. He was also one of the first Jewish actors to be asked by the studios to change his name (due to fears antisemitism would effect box office) but turn them down, keeping his birth name. The sort of thing which should be normal and everyday but was once a career risk. He was a unique pick for Oscar Strikeouts.
13 February 1934 – 23 March 2021