George Segal: Show Business Makes That Decision

George Segal: Show Business Makes That Decision

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If you're of a certain age, George Segal is that guy from "Just Shoot Me" and "The Goldbergs."

But if you were around during the 60s and 70s, you remember George Segal as the movie star who co-starred with every top actress in Hollywood, just about all of them Academy Award winners, including Elizabeth Taylor (Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolff?), Barbra Streisand ("The Owl and the Pussycat"), Glenda Jackson ("A Touch of Class") and Jane Fonda ("Fun With Dick and Jane").

George is still going strong, as you'll see during his interview with Steve Edwards on Good Day L.A.  And you'll also see a classic clip from "A.M. America" (the original tilte of "Good Morning, America") in 1977, featuring George and Steve running through a Chicago park.

Fun Facts About George Segal (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Originally a stage actor and musician, Segal appeared in several minor films in the early 1960s in addition to the well-known 1962 movie The Longest Day. He was signed to a Columbia Pictures contract in 1961, making his film debut in The Young Doctors and appearing in The Naked City produced for television by Columbia's Screen Gems.
  • He started attracting roles in 1965 as an egocentric painter in Ship of Fools, as a P.O.W. in King Rat in a role originally meant for Frank Sinatra, and as an Algerian paratrooper captured at Dien Bien Phu, who leaves the French army to become a leader of the FLN in Lost Command. He was loaned to Warner Bros for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (as Nick, for which he was nominated for an Oscar).
  • Segal is an accomplished banjo player; he played with a dixieland jazz band while in college at Columbia that had several different names. When he was the one who booked a gig, he would bill the group as "Bruno Lynch and his Imperial Jazzband". Recent engagements in Los Angeles have included guest spots with the award-winning residency Guitarology.

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