Love Story by Erich Segal

LONDON — Erich Segal, the Ivy League professor who attained mainstream fame and made millions sob as writer of the novel and movie Love Story, has died of a heart attack, his daughter said Tuesday. He was 72. More . . .

I haven’t thought about Love Story in ages, but I was one of those weepy teens back in the 70’s who came, saw, and cried. I have enjoyed seeing a much older (wiser?) Ryan O’Neal on the TV series Bones.

3 thoughts on “Love Story by Erich Segal

  1. My “seven degrees of separation” to the movie is that I went to HS with some of the hockey players in the movie. Some of my classmates went to Harvard to play hockey (and presumably get a great education) and were extras in the hockey scenes. I liked the movie and even read the books. Haven’t thought about it in years but it came to the front of the memory again when I saw that Segal had passed away. Oh, the 70s! What a decade!

  2. I was of that age also. I remember seeing the movie and REALLY wishing I could cry but it just did not make me cry. Everyone around me was sniffing away and having a grand time with the waterworks and I was only able to squeeze out a few tears and those may have been because I wore “hard” contact lenses, everybody did, in those days. I did read the book, Love Story and I know it affected me more. I was really more of a Gone with the Wind girl in high school. Rhett leaving Scarlett? Now THAT was really sad.

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