George Segal was one of those great, underrated actors who could do both drama and comedy quite skillfully. Unfortunately, I think he had a rough time being selective in his movies as he does have a lot of stinkers out there.
If you haven't seen it and want to see a wild movie, watch WHERE'S POPPA? with Segal and Ruth Gordon. Directed by Carl Reiner, it's definitely out there. Very funny but kinda bizarre.
We were discussing Quiller on the Last Film thread, weren't we? It never occurred to me to think whether he was still alive. One film of his I love is Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf with Burton and Taylor - only that film for some reason is simply never shown on telly any more.
Wasn't he in A Touch of Class with Glenda Jackson? Again, never shown, but a goodie if I recall.
I have just looked up Dick Van Dyke to check if he's still alive. Born 1925... that's it. So he is!
Dead Barbra co stars : Richardson , Segal , Sharif , Sarrazin
Very sorry to hear about George Segal's passing, he was a member of the cast of the tv sitcom The Goldbergs (one of my current favorite tv shows) and always stole every scene he was in as the grandfather of Adam Goldberg.
R.I.P. Prince Philip
In memory of Prince Philip.
RIP HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
Sad to hear of the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. 99 is a great age but I was hoping he'd make it to the big milestone of 100 later this year. What a life of massive public service well lived to the fullest extent.
Prince Philip was an Ian Fleming Bond fan too which is confirmed in O.F. Snelling's Double O Seven James Bond: A Report (1964):
"One sees in the gossip columns that the Duke of Edinburgh reads Fleming avidly." (p. 183 of the Panther Books paperback edition, 1965).
Perhaps more surprisingly the Duke was also a subscriber to the long-running British journal the Flying Saucer Review since its inception in the 1950s:
RIP Prince Philip.
The Duke of Edinburgh's passing has given pause to reflect on aspects of his life and service often forgotten, including details about his active service in WW2 and the ways in which, in previous decades, he was a Royal Family moderniser.
According to many who knew Prince Philip, the private and personal support he gave to the Queen as her consort, and to his family as a whole, was often understimated and may never be fully appreciated. This being so, he should be celebrated, despite his occasionally mis-firing one-liners, as a one-time naval hero whose life was truly lived On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
Would it be correct to say that in a way Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh was very similar to James Bond? A Royal Navy Commander Suave Debonaire and as we've seen in the tributes over the Weekend a little handsome too.
R.I,P. Prince Philip - Duke of Edinburgh.
Remembering the 96🙏
Really sad and unexpected news here, Helen McCrory of Peaky Blinders and Skyfall has died at the young age of 52 - RIP.
Shocked to hear of the death of Helen McCrory at only 52 😢
She was excellent in Peaky Blinders and was always extremely watchable…thought she was great as Clair Dower in Skyfall
She always came across as a genuinely nice person during interviews. Loved her appearance in Skyfall. Terrific actress. Beautiful woman. My heart goes out to Damian and her family. RIP
Not a major role in Skyfall - I understand an early draft dealt with M's dodgy past life as a younger woman - in that her past came back to haunt her - and McCrory was down to play the younger Dench. Not getting that, she got the prim minister.
She was very very good in an early role as Cherie Blair in The Queen - written by the guy who came up with the 'M dying' suggestion for Skyfall.
She was a great actress with real presence to her. I liked her in everything that I saw her in, but she really excelled in PEAKY BLINDERS. 52 is too young.
Helen McCrory was a fantastic performer and far, far too young to die. RIP.
She also had a memorable role in Penny Dreadful with Tim Dalton and Eva Green. May she RIP.
She would have been a great young Dench.
I’m glad she got her star turn in Peaky Blinders.