A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1978) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1978)

A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

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A made for TV movie, this is the true story, told from the vantage point of Eleanor Gehrig, of the love affair between herself and baseball legend Lou Gehrig. The excellent portrayals of Lou and Eleanor Gehrig from his days with the New York Yankee through his battle with the disease often named after him make this is a surprisingly good TV effort.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Blanche Hanalis
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Runtime:
Charles Fries Productions

Cast

Blythe Danner
as Eleanor Gehrig
Edward Herrmann
as Lou Gehrig
Patricia Neal
as Mrs. Gehrig
Ramon Bieri
as Babe Ruth
Jane Wyatt
as Eleanor's Mother
Georgia Engel
as Claire Ruth
Michael Lerner
as Dr. Canlan
David Ogden Stiers
as Dr. Charles Mayo
Lainie Kazan
as Sophie Tucker
James Luisi
as Lazzeri
Charles Gray
as Kenderly
Robert Burr
as Joe Durso
Wynn Irwin
as Barrows
George Cooper
as Mr. Twitchell
Ellen Blake
as Nurse #1
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Superlative performances from the two leads highlight this fine drama of the relationship and deep love between the Gehrigs. Not to take anything away from Pride of the Yankees or Teresa Wright's wonderful performance but Blythe Danner's Eleanor is presented as a much more flesh and blood woman, sometimes thorny and tough but always there for the man who meant the most to her as he was for her. Her last scene with him is a master class in expert acting. It will tear at your heart.

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