Late Actor George Segal Nearly Missed Out On Rekindling His Childhood romance with Sonia Greenbaum.

George Segal
The romantic life of Goldberg star George Segal resembled that of a classic fairytale. He met the love of his life early in life and left her only to suffer heartbreaks. After five decades and two failed relationships, Segal reconnected with his long-lost love, Sonia Schultz Greenbaum.

Quick Facts

Full NameGeorge Segal
Date of Birth13 Feb 1934
AgeĀ 87
Height/How tall?
5 feet 11 inches
Father NameFannie Blanche Segal
Mother NameGeorge Segal
Gender IdentityMale
Is Married?Yes
Is Gay?
Net Worth$82 million

George Segal Net worth

George Segal’s net worth was about $82 million.

His high school sweetheart was Greenbaum

Only the fortunate are able to reunite with their first love, and Segal was one of them. After nearly fifty years, he married his high school sweetheart. Segal and Greenbaum met at George School in Bucks, Pennsylvania, and fell in love during their adolescence.

However, their relationship was short-lived because the couple pursued different paths after graduation. Segal wanted to further his education, so he enrolled in college and then joined the military. He briefly served in the United States Army before deciding to pursue a career in acting.

Before being signed by Columbia Pictures, the Academy Award winner encountered a few stumbling blocks. He made his debut on The Young Doctors. Greenbaum, meanwhile, worked as a waitress in a New York Cafe.

During their time apart, the two lived their separate lives and were busy raising their own families. While Greenbaum was married to her ex-husband and had three children, the veteran had a happy marriage with his first wife, Freed.

George Segal
George Segal

Had Been Married Twice

On November 19, 1937, the Goldbergs actor married producer and screenwriter Freed for the first time. Polly and Elizabeth, the couple’s daughters, were born. They had been together for over 25 years before splitting up in 1963. (At 77, Freed died of a terminal illness.)

Following his divorce, the actor married Linda Sue Rogoff for the second time on October 9, 1983. In this relationship, the vows of “until death do us part” were fulfilled when he lost Rogoff to a terminal illness in 1996.

Segal was depressed after Rogoff died. When he received an invitation to his 45th high school reunion party, he was at his “lowest point.” As a result, he declined the offer, potentially jeopardizing any chance of rekindling his adolescent romance.

Greenbaum’s Rekindled Relationship

The reunion party organizers wanted the actor to attend, so they asked Greenbaum to persuade him to come. When she contacted him, the two talked for hours and became acquainted. Furthermore, the veteran actor stated that reminiscing about their old times with her made him feel better.

The long-lost love birds wasted no time in rekindling their childhood romance, and they married on September 28, 1998.

Died At 87 years old

On March 23, 2021, Segal will say his final goodbye to his wife of 22 years, Sonia Schultz Greenbaum. At the age of 87, he died as a result of complications from bypass surgery.

Greenbaum, his beloved wife, announced his death the same day in a statement to Sony Television. “The family is heartbroken to announce that George Segal died this morning due to complications from bypass surgery,” she said.

Adam F. Goldberg, the Goldbergs’ producer, also paid tribute to the late actor on Twitter, writing that Segal was “a kid at heart with a magical spark.” He described him as “the ideal person to play Pops.”