Love is Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Who hasn’t read the book or seen the movie Love Story?  It was a mainstay of 1970s literature.  It is with sadness that I learned that Erich Segal passed away today from a heart attack. He was 72 years old.  Read the obituaries from the New York Times and ABC News .

Love Story the movie had a perfact cast:  Ryan O’Neal, Ali McGraw, Ray Milland, and my favorite, the MG TC that Ryan and Ali drove around in.  In addition to Love Story, Segal wrote a sequel, Oliver’s Story in 1977, which was also adapted for film.

While Segal was classics scholar, obtaining a doctorate at Harvard and teaching at several ivy league schools, he will be remembered by me for writing Love Story and the script for the  animated Beatles film, Yellow Submarine.  I think that a viewing of Love Story is in order in the near future.  I’m pretty sure I have enough tissues.

-posted by Ed, Reference Services

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