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George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor dies aged 87

George Segal: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? actor dies aged 87

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EPAGeorge Segal, the US actor who was Oscar-nominated for his performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, has died at the age of 87.The New Yorker starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in the 1966 film adaptation of Edward Albee's play.He went on to play comic roles in shows like The Goldbergs and Just Shoot Me.His wife Sonia Segal said she and her family were "devastated" to confirm he died on Tuesday in California.She added Segal had died "due to complications from bypass surgery".Hollywood actor and director Ben Stiller led tributes to Segal, describing him as an "iconic cool funny" movie star. My personal favorite George Segal movie is “The Hot Rock”. What a career. What a nice man, what an iconic cool funny 70’s movie star. #RIP— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) March 2...
‘A wonderful human’: The Goldbergs actor George Segal dies aged 87

‘A wonderful human’: The Goldbergs actor George Segal dies aged 87

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Actor George Segal, best known for starring in US sitcom The Goldbergs, has died at the age of 87.Segal, who was Oscar-nominated for 1966 black comedy-drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died on Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California. His wife Sonia Segal said: "The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery."The actor has played Albert 'Pops' Solomon on TV comedy The Goldbergs since 2013.Also an accomplished banjo player, he starred as magazine publisher Jack Gallo in the US sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003. ...
Police investigating Armie Hammer after Hollywood actor accused of rape

Police investigating Armie Hammer after Hollywood actor accused of rape

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Police in Los Angeles have launched an investigation into an allegation of rape made against Hollywood actor Armie Hammer. The US star has denied any wrongdoing. The confirmation from detectives of an inquiry came moments after a 24-year-old woman appeared at a news conference and alleged she had been raped and assaulted by the actor in 2017.The woman, who lives in Europe and was identified only as "Effie", gave a graphic description of her interactions with Mr Hammer and told reporters: "I thought he was going to kill me." Image: Mr Hammer's lawyer dismissed the allegations as 'outrageous' Since January, a number of the actor's former partners have alleged he was physically and emotionally abusive. ...
Sound Of Music actor Christopher Plummer has died aged 91

Sound Of Music actor Christopher Plummer has died aged 91

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The Sound Of Music and All The Money In The World actor Christopher Plummer has died at the age of 91, his manager has said.Lou Pitt, his long-time friend and manager of 46 years, said: "Chris was an extraordinary man who deeply loved and respected his profession with great old fashion manners, self-deprecating humour and the music of words. "He was a national treasure who deeply relished his Canadian roots. Through his art and humanity, he touched all of our hearts and his legendary life will endure for all generations to come." Image: Christopher Plummer at the premiere of Knives Out, which he starred in in 2019. Pic: AP Plummer passed away peacefully at his home in Connecticut with his wife Elaine Taylor at his side, Deadline Holly...
‘A true gentleman’: Star Wars Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75

‘A true gentleman’: Star Wars Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75

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Jeremy Bulloch, who played bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died at the age of 75.The English actor died on Thursday at a hospital in London after years of living with Parkinson's disease. His agents at Brown, Simcocks & Andrews said his death was due to health complications. Image: He got the role in part because he fitted into the costume so well. Pic: Lucasfilm/Fox/Kobal/Shutterstock As the Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett, Bulloch made off with a frozen-in-carbonite Han Solo in 1980s film The Empire Strikes Back, before zooming around the desert in a jet pack in the 1983 version of Return Of The Jedi.Boba's appearances were brief, and Bulloch's vocal performance was redubbed in later releases ...