A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story

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This is the love story between the baseball hero, Lou Gehrig and his wife Eleanor as they meet and eventually marry, told through Eleanor's eyes. Together, they go through the tremendous highs of his baseball career and then they deal with the incurable... read more

This is the love story between the baseball hero, Lou Gehrig and his wife Eleanor as they meet and eventually marry, told through Eleanor's eyes. Together, they go through the tremendous highs of his baseball career and then they deal with the incurable amytropic lateral sclerosis that kills Lou...the condition is later referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Original Release

10/09/1977

Cast

Blythe Danner Eleanor Gehrig
Edward Herrmann Lou Gehrig
Gerald O'Loughlin Joe McCarthy
Ramon Bieri Babe Ruth
Jane Wyatt Eleanor's mother
Patricia Neal Mrs. Gehrig
Georgia Engel Claire Ruth
Michael Lerner Dr. Canlan
David Ogden Stiers Dr. Charles Mayo
Gail Strickland Dorothy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fielder Cook

Writers

Joseph Durso, Eleanor Gehrig, Blanche Hanalis

Cast

Blythe Danner Eleanor Gehrig
Edward Herrmann Lou Gehrig
Gerald O'Loughlin Joe McCarthy
Ramon Bieri Babe Ruth
Jane Wyatt Eleanor's mother
Patricia Neal Mrs. Gehrig
Georgia Engel Claire Ruth
Michael Lerner Dr. Canlan
David Ogden Stiers Dr. Charles Mayo
Gail Strickland Dorothy
Valerie Curtin Kitty McHie
Jennifer Penney Jennifer
Lainie Kazan Sophie Tucker
James Luisi Tony Lazzeri
Joe E. Tata Lefty Gomez
William Wellman Jr. Bill Dickey
Charles H. Gray Kenderly
Frederic Downs Papa Gehrig (as Fred Downs)
James Greene John Kieran
Robert Burr Joe Durso

Producers

Richard Berg Executive Producer
Charles W. Fries Executive Producer
Thomas Fries Producer
David Manson Producer

Editors

David Newhouse

1978 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Makeup Nominated
1978 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Adaptation Nominated
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