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George Nogin Segal
George Segal - 1965.jpg
Segal in 1965
Born
George Segal Jr.

(1934-02-13) February 13, 1934 (age 84)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationActor, musician
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)
  • Marion Sobel
    (m. 1956; div. 1983)
  • Linda Rogoff
    (m. 1983; died 1996)
  • Sonia Schultz Greenbaum
    (m. 1996)
Children2

George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is an American actor and musician. Segal became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his most acclaimed roles are in films such as Ship of Fools (1965), King Rat (1965), Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), Where's Poppa? (1970), The Hot Rock (1972), Blume in Love (1973), A Touch of Class (1973), California Split (1974), For the Boys (1991), and Flirting with Disaster (1996). He was one of the first American film actors to rise to leading man status with an unchanged Jewish surname—thus paving the way for Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and has won two Golden Globe Awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in A Touch of Class.

On television, he is best known for his roles as Jack Gallo on Just Shoot Me! (1997–2003) and as Albert "Pops" Solomon on The Goldbergs (2013–present).

Segal is also an accomplished banjo player. He has released three albums and has also performed the instrument in several of his acting roles and on late night television.

Early life[edit]

George Segal Jr. was born in Great Neck, New York, to Fannie Blanche Segal (née Bodkin) and George Segal Sr., a malt and hop agent.[1][2][3] He is the youngest of four children; oldest brother, John, who worked in the hops brokerage business and was an innovator in the cultivation of new hop varieties,[4] middle brother, Fred, a screenwriter,[2] and a six-year-old sister, Greta, who died of pneumonia before Segal was born.[5]

Segal's family was Jewish, but he was raised in a secular household. A paternal great-grandfather ran for governor of Massachusetts as a socialist.[6] When asked if he had a bar mitzvah, Segal stated: "I'm afraid not. I went to a Passover Seder at Groucho Marx's once and he kept saying, 'When do we get to the wine?' So that's my Jewish experience. I went to a friend's bar mitzvah, and that was the only time I was in Temple Beth Shalom. Jewish life wasn't happening that much at the time. People's car tires were slashed in front of the temple. I was once kicked down a flight of stairs by some kids from the local parochial school".[6]

All four of Segal's grandparents were Russian immigrants.[5][7] His maternal grandparents changed their surname from Slobodkin to Bodkin.[5] He first became interested in acting at the age of nine, when he saw Alan Ladd in This Gun for Hire.[3] "I knew the revolver and the trenchcoat were an illusion and I didn't care," said Segal. "I liked the sense of adventure and control."[8]

He states: "I started off with the ukulele when I was a kid in Great Neck. A friend had a red Harold Teen model; it won my heart. When I got to high school, I realized you couldn't play in a band with a ukulele, so I moved on to the four-string banjo."[9]

When his father died in 1947, Segal moved to New York City with his mother.[10] He graduated from George School in 1951, and attended Haverford College.[11] He graduated from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in performing arts and drama.[9][10] He studied at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.[12]

Career[edit]

Early Performances[edit]

Segal became a janitor at Circle in the Square.[8] In 1956 Segal appeared in a production of Moliere's Don Juan in New York.[13] The same year he got a job as an understudy in a Broadway production of The Iceman Cometh.[5][14]

After serving in the United States Army, he appeared in Antony and Cleopatra for Joseph Papp and joined an improvisational group called The Premise, which performed at a Bleecker Street coffeehouse.[15][16]

His early TV appearances included The Closing Door (1960) and episodes of Armstrong Circle Theatre.

He made his film debut in The Young Doctors (1961), in a support role.

Segal appeared in the well-known World War II film The Longest Day (1962) for Fox, playing a US Ranger in a sequence alongside teen idols such as Fabian, Paul Anka and Tommy Sands.[17]

Following this, Segal went into the Broadway show Gideon (1961–62) by Paddy Chayefsky which ran for 236 performances.[18][19]

He was in episodes of The United States Steel Hour and Naked City.[20]

He returned to Broadway in Rattle of a Simple Man(1963), an adaptation of a British hit, with Tammy Grimes and Edward Woodward. It only ran for 93 performances.

Segal guest starred on episodes of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Channing, The Doctors and the Nurses and Arrest and Trial. He had a small role in the film Act One (1963).

He had a more prominent part in Invitation to a Gunfighter (1964), alongside Yul Brynner. "I'm not sure what got me hot, it may have been a Naked City," he said later.[21]

Columbia Pictures[edit]

Segal in the trailer for Lost Command

Segal came out to Hollywood from New York to star in a TV series with Robert Taylor. When that was cancelled after four episodes (it was never shown), he was signed to make The New Interns for Columbia.[22] Columbia liked his work so much they put him under long-term contract.[23] The role earned him the Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.[8]

Columbia put him in the cast of Stanley Kramer's acclaimed ensemble drama Ship of Fools (1965) with Vivien Leigh and Lee Marvin.

They then gave him the title role as a scheming P.O.W. in King Rat (1965) (a role originally meant for Frank Sinatra). The film was a box office disappointment.[24][25][26]

Segal returned to television, playing Biff in an acclaimed production of Death of a Salesman (1966) alongside Lee J. Cobb.

For Columbia he played an Algerian paratrooper captured at Dien Bien Phu, who leaves the French army to become a leader of the FLN, in Lost Command (1966).[27]

Segal was loaned to Warner Bros for Mike Nichols' classic adaptation of the Edward Albee play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1967). He played the young faculty member, Nick, a role for which he was nominated for an Oscar.[28]

Stardom[edit]

Segal was top-billed as a British secret service agent in The Quiller Memorandum (1966), a co-production between Fox and Rank.

For the Fox he played Peter Gusenberg, a Cagney-esque gangster in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967), directed by Roger Corman.

Segal played another gangster in a TV version of The Desperate Hours (1967) directed by Ted Kotcheff. For the same director he played George in a TV version of Of Mice and Men (1968) with Nicol Williamson.[29]

He returned to feature films with Bye Bye Braverman (1968) for Sidney Lumet, then played a perplexed police detective in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968).

Segal went to Italy to star in The Girl Who Couldn't Say No (1968) with Virna Lisi, then to Africa for The Southern Star (1969) based on a Jules Verne novel and Yugoslavia for The Bridge at Remagen (1969), a World War Two film.

Back in Hollywood, Segal played a man laying waste to his marriage in Loving (1970). He followed this with Carl Reiner's celebrated[30] dark comedy[31] Where's Poppa? (1970), which became a major cult favorite.

None of these films had been particularly popular but Segal had a big hit with the film version of The Owl and the Pussycat (film) (1970), starring alongside Barbra Streisand.[32]

He played a hairdresser-turned-junkie in Born to Win (1971)[33] then supported Robert Redford in Peter Yates' heist comedy The Hot Rock (1972).[34]

Segal briefly returned to television by appearing in a TV movie, The Lie (1973), based on a script by Ingmar Bergman.

Stardom Peak[edit]

Segal became really established as a movie star when he played a comically unfaithful husband in Melvin Frank's A Touch of Class (1973), opposite Glenda Jackson. The film was a box office hit and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. For A Touch of Class, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, which was the second Golden Globe of his career.[35]

He went on to play the titular midlife crisis victim in Paul Mazursky's acclaimed romantic comedy Blume in Love (1973),[36] and was a dangerous computer scientist in The Terminal Man (1974), from a novel by Michael Crichton.[8]

He starred alongside Elliott Gould as a gambling addict in Robert Altman's classic California Split (1974)[37] and starred in a thriller, Russian Roulette (1975).[8]

Segal was considered a big enough star by this time to turn executive producer on The Black Bird (1975) which he also starred in; the film was a box office disappointment.[38]

More popular was The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976), where he teamed with Goldie Hawn under the direction of Frank, and Fun with Dick and Jane (1977), where he played a bank robber opposite Jane Fonda, for Kotcheff.

In the 1970s and 1980s, Segal appeared frequently on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, nine times as a guest and once as a guest host. His appearances were marked by eccentric banter with Johnny Carson and were usually punctuated by bursts of banjo playing.[15] In 1976, Segal co-hosted the Academy Awards.

He was an heroic ride inspector in Rollercoaster (1977), and a faux gourmet in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), again for Kotcheff.[39]

Segal was reunited with Jackson and director Melvin Frank in Lost and Found (1979) but the film was not a success. Neither was The Last Married Couple in America (1980) with Natalie Wood.

Segal famously pulled out of the lead role in Blake Edwards' hit comedy 10 (1979).[15] He did a comedy Carbon Copy (1981), which was not a hit.

TV Movies[edit]

Beginning in the 1980s, Segal began to appear in a number of television films, such as The Deadly Game (1982), Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer (1983), The Cold Room (1984), The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood (1984), Not My Kid (1985) and Many Happy Returns (1986).. He did a Canadian film, Killing 'em Softly (1982).

In 1985 he returned to Broadway in a short-lived production of Requiem for a Heavyweight by Rod Serling. That year he had a support role in Stick (1985) for Burt Reynolds.[40]

Segal starred in a sitcom, Take Five (1987) which was created by Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel. It was based on Segal's own life, being about a man who recently got divorced and played banjo "I don't have any hesitations about putting so much of myself before the audience in this role," said Segal. "I was looking for a comfortable format and that's what they've given me."[41] But the show only ran a few episodes before being cancelled.

He tried another series Murphy's Law (1988–89) but it only lasted 13 episodes.

His career had dipped during this decade. He later reflected:

In the first 10 years, I was playing all different kinds of things. I loved the variety, and never had the sense of being a leading man but a character actor. Then I got frozen into this `urban' character. About the time of `The Last Married Couple in America' (1980) I remember Natalie (Wood) saying to me... `It's one typed role after another, and pretty soon you forget everything. You forget why you're here, why you're doing it.' Then my marriage started to fall apart... I was disenchanted, I was turning in on myself, I was doing a lot of self-destructive things... there were drugs... I'm also sure I was guilty of spoiled behavior. I think it's impossible when that star rush comes, not to get a little full of yourself, which is what I was.[42]

Segal was in Run for Your Life (1988), All's Fair (1989), and The Endless Game (1989), then had his biggest hit in a while with Look Who's Talking (1989), in which Segal had a support role.

1990s[edit]

In the 1990s Segal was seen in For the Boys (1990), and toured in a play Double Act.[43]

He was in Time of Darkness (1991), Un orso chiamato Arturo (1992), Me Myself and I (1992), Look Who's Talking Now (1993), Army of One (1993) with Dolph Lundgren, Taking the Heat (1993), episodes of Murder, She Wrote and Burke's Law, Direct Hit (1994), Deep Down (1994), Seasons of the Heart (1994), and Picture Winows (1994).[44]

He was in episodes of High Tide (1996), and was in Following Her Heart (1994), The Babysitter (1995), The Feminine Touch (1995), It's My Party (1996), and The Making of a Hollywood Madam (1996).

He had a series of high profile roles: Flirting with Disaster (1996), The Cable Guy (1996), and The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996). Then he was in a number of episodes of The Naked Truth and Tracey Takes On as well as doing voice work on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.

"It's a total roller-coaster ride," he said of his career. "Freelance actors are essentially gamblers: You're gambling on yourself, and blindly, because there's nothing to substantiate your feelings. It all comes down to luck."[45]

Just Shoot Me[edit]

From 1997 to 2003, however, Segal had his most prominent role in years when he starred in the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me! as Jack Gallo, the owner and publisher of a New York City fashion magazine.[15] He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1999 and 2000 as well as a Satellite Award in 2002 for this part. The show lasted for seven seasons and 148 episodes.

During the series' run, Segal appeared in Houdini (1998) and The Linda McCartney Story (2000) (playing Lee Eastman).

In 1999 he briefly performed in Yasmina Reza's Art during its run on Broadway. In 2001 he reprised his performance on the West End.[46]

When the series ended Segal was in Heights (2005), Fielder's Choice (2005), and Three Days to Vegas (2007) as well as episodes of shows like Boston Legal.

Segal played Murray Berenson in three episodes of the television series Entourage (2009) and was in 2012 (2009), and Love & Other Drugs (2010).

He starred in the TV Land sitcom Retired at 35 (2011–2012).[47][48][49]

In 2018, he guest starred on an episode of The Simpsons in which he reprised his role from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.[50][51]

The Goldbergs[edit]

Segal (left) with The Goldbergs cast, 2014

Segal currently appears on the ABC sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present), playing the eccentric but loveable grandfather of a semi-autobiographical family based on that of series creator Adam F. Goldberg.[52] The series entered its second season in September 2014[53][54][55] and is currently (2018) in its sixth season.

His later performances include Elsa & Fred (2014).

In 2017, Segal received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.[56][57]

Music[edit]

A banjo player, at Haverford College and Columbia University, he formed Bruno Lynch and his Imperial Jazz Band. He played with a dixieland jazz band while in college at Columbia that had several different names. When he booked a gig, he would bill the group as Bruno Lynch and his Imperial Jazzband. The group, which later settled on the name Red Onion Jazz Band, later played at his first wedding.[11]

In the Army, his band was called Corporal Bruno's Sad Sack Six.[9]

In 1967, Segal released his debut LP, The Yama Yama Man. The title track is a ragtime version of the 1908 tune "The Yama Yama Man" with horns and banjos. Segal released the album at a time when he appeared regularly playing banjo on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.[9]

In the same year, Segal played banjo and sang with The Smothers Brothers when they performed Phil Ochs'"Draft Dodger Rag" on their CBS television show.

In 1974, he played in A Touch of Ragtime, an album with his band, the Imperial Jazzband. During the 1970s and 1980s he made frequent television appearances with the "Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band", whose members included actor Conrad Janis on trombone. In 1981, they performed live at Carnegie Hall.[58] Recent engagements in Los Angeles have included guest spots with the award-winning residency Guitarology.[citation needed]

In addition to playing banjo while appearing on The Tonight Show, Segal has played the instrument in several of his acting roles, including several episodes of The Goldbergs.[citation needed]

In 2005, Segal played Dr. Dreck, a Jewish rapper, in the short film Chutzpah, This Is, although he did not perform his own raps.[59] The group Chutzpah has releeased two albums since.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Segal has been married three times. He married film editor Marion Segal Freed in 1956, and they were together for 26 years until their divorce in 1983.[60] They have two daughters. From 1983 until her death in 1996, he was married to Linda Rogoff, a one-time manager of The Pointer Sisters, whom he met at Carnegie Hall when he played the banjo with his band,[61] the Beverly Hills Unlisted Jazz Band.[20] He married his former George School boarding school classmate Sonia Schultz Greenbaum in 1996.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1961 The Young Doctors Dr. Howard
1962 The Longest Day U.S. Army Ranger
1963 Act One Lester Sweyd
1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter Matt Weaver
1964 The New Interns Dr. Tony "Shiv" Parelli
1965 King Rat Corporal King
1965 Ship of Fools David
1966 Lost Command Lt. Mahidi
1966 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nick
1966 The Quiller Memorandum Quiller
1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre Peter Gusenberg
1968 Bye Bye Braverman Morroe Rieff
1968 No Way to Treat a Lady Morris Brummel
1968 The Girl Who Couldn't Say No Franco
1969 The Bridge at Remagen Lieutenant Phil Hartman
1969 The Southern Star Dan Rockland
1970 Loving Brooks Wilson
1970 Where's Poppa? Gordon Hocheiser
1970 The Owl and the Pussycat Felix
1971 Born to Win J
1972 The Hot Rock Kelp
1973 Blume in Love Stephen Blume
1973 A Touch of Class Steve Blackburn
1974 The Terminal Man Harry Benson
1974 California Split Bill Denny
1975 Russian Roulette Shaver
1975 The Black Bird Sam Spade Jr.
1976 The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox Charlie "Dirtwater Fox" Malloy
1977 Fun with Dick and Jane Dick Harper
1977 Rollercoaster Harry Calder
1978 Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? Robby Ross
1979 Lost and Found Adam
1980 The Last Married Couple in America Jeff Thompson
1981 Carbon Copy Walter Whitney
1982 Killing 'em Softly Jimmy Skinner
1985 Stick Barry
1988 Run for Your Life Alan Morani
1989 Look Who's Talking Albert
1989 All's Fair Colonel
1991 For the Boys Art Silver
1991 Time of Darkness Grigory
1992 Me, Myself & I Buddy Arnett
1992 Un Orso Chiamata Arturo Billy
1993 Joshua Tree Lt. Franklin L. Severence
1993 Look Who's Talking Now Albert Cameo
1994 Direct Hit James Tronson Video
1995 To Die For Conference Speaker Uncredited
1995 The Babysitter Bill Holsten Video
1995 The Feminine Touch Senator "Beau" Ashton Video
1995 Deep Down Gil Video
1996 It's My Party Paul Stark
1996 Flirting with Disaster Ed Coplin
1996 The Cable Guy Steven's Father
1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces Henry Fine
2005 Heights Rabbi Mendel
2005 Chutzpuh, This Is? Dr. Dreck Short film
2005 Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone Albagon Video
Voice
2007 Three Days to Vegas Dominic Spinuzzi
2007 My Wife Is Retarded Julie's father Short film
2009 2012 Tony Delgatto
2009 Made for Each Other Mr. Jacobs
2010 Love & Other Drugs Dr. James Randall
2010 Ollie Klublershturf vs. the Nazis Elliott Klublershturf Short film
2014 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya Inbe no Akita English dub
Voice
2014 Elsa & Fred John

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1961–1962 Gideon Purah Broadway
1963 Rattle of a Simple Man Ricard Broadway
1985 Requiem for a Heavyweight Maish Resnick Broadway
1993 The Fourth Wall Roger Chicago
1998–1999 Art Serge Broadway
2001 Art Serge West End
2007 Heroes Gustave Los Angeles
2007 Prophesy and Honor Col. Sherman Moreland Honolulu
2008 Secret Order Saul Roth Los Angeles

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1963 Channing Andre 1 episode
1963 Naked City Jerry Costell 1 episode
1963 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour Larry Duke 1 episode
1964 Arrest and Trial Jack Wisner 1 episode
1966 Death of a Salesman Biff Loman Television film
1967 The Desperate Hours Glenn Griffin Television film
1968 Of Mice and Men George Television film
1980 Winnetou le mescalero Gottlieb Miniseries
1982 The Deadly Game Howard Trapp Television film
1983 Trackdown: Finding the Goodbar Killer John Grafton Television film
1984 The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood Robin Hood Television film
1984 The Cold Room Hugh Martin Television film
1985 Not My Kid Dr. Frank Bower Television film
1986 Many Happy Returns William "Bud" Robinson Television film
1987 Take Five Andy Kooper Series regular
6 episodes
1988–1989 Murphy's Law Daedalus Patrick Murphy Series regular
13 episodes
1989 The Endless Game Mr. Miller Miniseries
2 episodes
1993 Murder, She Wrote Dave Novaro 1 episode
1993 Taking the Heat Kepler Television film
1993–1995 The Larry Sanders Show Himself 2 episodes
1994 Seasons of the Heart Ezra Goldstein Television film
1994 Following Her Heart Harry Television film
1994 High Tide Gordon 6 episodes
1994 Picture Windows Ted Varnas Miniseries
1 episode
1994 Burke's Law Ben Zima 1 episode
1994 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters J.B. Voice
1 episode
1995–1997 The Naked Truth Fred Wilde 4 episodes
1996 The Making of a Hollywood Madam Leo Television film
1996–1997 The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest Dr. Benton C. Quest Voice
24 episodes
1997 Tracey Takes On... Harry Rosenthal 5 episodes
1997 Caroline in the City Bob Anderson 1 episode
1997–2003 Just Shoot Me! Jack Gallo Series regular
148 episodes
1998 Houdini Martin Beck Television film
2000 The Linda McCartney Story Lee Eastman Television film
2001 The Zeta Project Dr. Eli Zelig 1 episode
Voice
2003 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Roger Tate 1 episode
2003 The Electric Piper Mayor Nick Dixon Television film
Voice
2005 Fielder's Choice JD Television film
2007 Private Practice Wendell Parker 1 episode
2007 The War at Home Sid 1 episode
2007 Billy & Mandy's Big Boogey Adventure Horror Voice
Television film
2008 Boston Legal Paul Cruickshank 1 episode
2009 Pushing Daisies Roy "Buster" Bustamante 1 episode
2009 Entourage Murray Berenson 3 episodes
2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Peter Trickell Voice
1 episode
2011–2012 Retired at 35 Alan Robbins Series regular
20 episodes
2012 American Dad! Bernie Voice
1 episode
2013–present The Goldbergs Albert "Pops" Solomon Series regular
123 episodes
2018 The Simpsons Nick Voice
Episode: "Heartbreak Hotel"

Discography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1967 The Yama Yama Man LP
1974 A Touch of Ragtime LP
As George Segal and the Imperial Jazzband
1987 Basin Street LP
Canadian Brass with George Segal

Awards and nominations[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Other honors[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

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  5. ^ a b c d Pfefferman, Naomi (August 28, 2013). "George Segal on ABC's 'The Goldbergs,' 'Where's Poppa?' and playing Jewish". Jewish Journal. Tribe Media Corp. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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  7. ^ "How to be a Jewish Son—or—My Son the Success!" (video). David Susskind Show. 1970. p. Season 12 : Ep. 7. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
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  11. ^ a b Segal, George. I've Got A Secret, April 11, 1966.
  12. ^ Eichenbaum, Rose (October 15, 2011). The Actor Within: Intimate Conversations with Great Actors. Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 978-0-8195-7165-6.
  13. ^ Theatre: 'Don Juan': Moliere Work Offered by Downtown Group By LOUIS CALTA. New York Times 4 Jan 1956: 21.
  14. ^ 2 Cast Changes in 'Iceman' New York Times 5 Feb 1957: 27.
  15. ^ a b c d Meisler, Andy (January 4, 1998). "Television; Out of the Polyester Past, a Comic Rogue Returns". New York Times. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  16. ^ George Segal: Hollywood's Superloser Rates as One of Its Biggest Fans Haber, Joyce. Los Angeles Times 25 Feb 1973: x15.
  17. ^ NORMANDY RECAPTURED BY CAMERA By MARTIN GANSBERGCAEN, France.. New York Times 17 Sep 1961: X9.
  18. ^ https://www.ibdb.com/broadway-production/gideon-2898
  19. ^ Theatre: Biblical Drama: Chayefsky's 'Gideon' Opens at Plymouth By HOWARD TAUBMAN. New York Times 10 Nov 1961: 38.
  20. ^ a b "George Segal waits for next up period". Spokane Chronicle. September 21, 1985. Retrieved January 26, 2014.
  21. ^ GEORGE SEGAL REMAINS STOICAL AT 51: [FIRST Edition] Thomas, Bob. Boston Globe 13 Sep 1985: 48.
  22. ^ Stage Actor Segal Stars in New Film Los Angeles Times27 Aug 1964: A10.
  23. ^ A NEW STAR WAITS HIS TIME TO SHINE: 'Punk' From New York Bars Name and Nose Changes By PETER BARTSpecial to The New York Times. New York Times 7 Aug 1964: 15.
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  25. ^ "Review: King Rat". Variety, December 31, 1964. Retrieved: December 16, 2016.
  26. ^ JAMES CLAVELL: Filmdom's Do-It-Yourselfer Warga, Wayne. Los Angeles Times 4 Apr 1969: h13.
  27. ^ Robson 'Centurions' Enlists Tony Quinn: Jennifer Jones in Perry Play; Strange Case of Segal-Sagal Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 13 Apr 1964: E21.
  28. ^ George Segal and Filmland's Alpert, Don. Los Angeles Times 21 Nov 1965: b4.
  29. ^ A.B.C.-TV PREPARING 'DESPERATE HOURS'. (1967, May 31). New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/118033113?accountid=13902
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  31. ^ "Review: 'Where's Poppa?'". Variety. December 31, 1969. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  32. ^ "All-time Film Rental Champs", Variety, 7 January 1976 p 44
  33. ^ Nugent, Phil. "Nitrate: The Forgotten Actor - George Segal". The High Hat. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  34. ^ THE REEL GAMBLE; ; WHY HOLLYWOOD HAS NO SURE BETS FOR BOX OFFICE WINNERS:Blowen, Michael. Boston Globe 20 Nov 1980: 1.
  35. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p. 19
  36. ^ Ebert, Roger. "Blume in Love". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  37. ^ Ebert, Roger. "California Split". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  38. ^ The Spadework Behind a 'Falcon' Remake: Spadework Behind Remake of 'Falcon' A Remake of 'Falcon' Warga, Wayne. Los Angeles Times 15 Sep 1974: q1.
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  40. ^ AN UPBEAT GEORGE SEGAL MAY BE DOWN, BUT NEVER OUT Mann, Roderick. Los Angeles Times 6 Apr 1985: sd_c1.
  41. ^ George Segal takes `Five': [FINAL Edition] Norbom, Mary Ann. USA TODAY 01 Apr 1987: 02D.
  42. ^ Banjo pickin' with George Segal Actor tunes his life to a new key: Clifford, Terry. Chicago Tribune 2 Apr 1993: 1.
  43. ^ at Stage West?; You name it, George Segal has acted it: [Final Edition] MARC HORTON Journal Staff Writer. Edmonton Journal 26 May 1990: B1.
  44. ^ George Segal's latest film a dark comedy on schizophrenia: [NORTH SPORTS FINAL, WC Edition] Lawrence Van Gelder Chicago Tribune 2 Jan 1992: 5.
  45. ^ George Segal returns to TV in new sitcom Star - Phoenix; Saskatoon, Sask. [Saskatoon, Sask]12 Mar 1997: D2.
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