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George Segal
George Segal

George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York. Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Image File history File links This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... Great Neck is a village located in Nassau County, New York in the USA. As of the United States 2000 Census, the village had a total population of 9,538. ... The four counties of Long Island. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


The amiable, wavy-haired leading man is equally at home in drama and comedy, although he is more often seen in the latter. Originally a stage actor and musician, Segal appeared in several nondescript films in the early 1960s before raising eyebrows in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in Ship of Fools and as a P.O.W. in King Rat. He followed with top performances as Nick in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), a Cagneyesque gangster in The St. Valentine's Day Massacre, perplexed police detective Mo Brummel in No Way to Treat a Lady, a bookworm in The Owl and the Pussycat, a man laying waste to his marriage in Loving, and a hairdresser turned junkie in Born to Win. Segal starred with Ruth Gordon in Carl Reiner's 1970 outrageous dark comedy Where's Poppa?. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Ship of Fools is a 1965 film which tells the overlapping stories of several passengers aboard an ocean liner during the 1930s. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... King Rat may mean: King Rat (1962 novel), a James Clavell novel set in WWII King Rat (1965 film), a move based on the novel King Rat (1998 novel), an urban fantasy by China Miéville The King Rat, head of the Grand Order of Water Rats, a Music Hall society... Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee that opened on Broadway at the Billy Rose Theater on October 13, 1962. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jimmy Cagney was part of the Legends of Hollywood USPS stamp series. ... Drug addiction, or dependency is the compulsive use of drugs, to the point where the user has no effective choice but to continue use. ...


He played an inept burglar in the 1972 comedy The Hot Rock with Robert Redford, a comically unfaithful husband in A Touch of Class and a midlife crisis victim in Blume in Love. He co-starred with Jane Fonda as suburbanite-turned-bank-robbers in Fun With Dick and Jane, and starred as a faux gourmet in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Robert Redford Charles Robert Redford Jr. ... A Touch of Class is a 1973 romantic comedy film which tells the story of a couple having an affair, who find themselves falling in love. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Faith No More. ... Jane Fonda Jane Seymour Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is an Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, producer, and political activist. ...


Segal was so appealing that too often he was asked to carry a film on his charm alone, especially in the 1970s. He was relatively inactive in the 1980s, but bounced back as the sleazy father of Kirstie Alley's baby in Look Who's Talking, and in the 1993 sequel Look Who's Talking Now, and as a left-wing comedy writer in For the Boys (1991). The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Kirstie Alley (born on January 12, 1951, in Wichita, Kansas) is an American actress. ... Look Whos Talking is a 1989 comedy film which stars John Travolta (James Ubriacco) and Kirstie Alley (Mollie). ... Cite error 4; Invalid call; no input specified 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Liberalism is a political current embracing several historical and present-day ideologies that claim defense of individual liberty as the purpose of government. ... For the Boys is a 1991 movie which tells the story of an 1940s actress/singer who teams with another entertainer to entertain American troops through 50 years. ...


He has since starred in the long-running NBC television sitcom Just Shoot Me! (1997-2003) as the head of the wacky fashion and style magazine Blush. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... Just Shoot Me! was an American television sitcom which aired for seven seasons on NBC from 1997 to 2003. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He is also an accomplished banjo player; in 1974 he played in "A Touch of Ragtime" {Stereophonic LP}, an album with his band, the Imperial Jazzband. Old 6-string zither banjo 4-string banjos The banjo is a stringed instrument of African-American origin, early or original examples sometimes being called the gourd banjo. Its name is commonly thought to be derived from the Kimbundu term mbanza. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


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George Segal (born February 13, 1934) is a well-known Jewish American film and stage actor who was born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York.
Originally a stage actor and musician, Segal appeared in several nondescript films in the early 1960s before raising eyebrows in 1965 as a distraught newlywed in Ship of Fools and as a P.O.W. in King Rat.
Segal was so appealing that too often he was asked to carry a film on his charm alone, especially in the 1970s.
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