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      A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

      1978 1 hr. 36 min. Biography List
      Reviews New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig (Edward Herrmann) was not a superstar player on the level of his rambunctious, cocky teammate Babe Ruth (Ramon Bieri), but he was a reliable and committed team player right up until he was forced to retire in 1939 due to the illness that would soon become known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." This biopic, which focuses less on Gehrig's rivalry with Ruth than on his loving marriage with wife Eleanor (Blythe Danner), is based on her memoir. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Seems like a great movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/24 Full Review Audience Member 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. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis New York Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig (Edward Herrmann) was not a superstar player on the level of his rambunctious, cocky teammate Babe Ruth (Ramon Bieri), but he was a reliable and committed team player right up until he was forced to retire in 1939 due to the illness that would soon become known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." This biopic, which focuses less on Gehrig's rivalry with Ruth than on his loving marriage with wife Eleanor (Blythe Danner), is based on her memoir.
      Director
      Fielder Cook
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English