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A Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story (1977)

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TV Movie | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Legendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's ...See moreLegendary ballplayer and humanitarian Lou Gehrig and his relationship with his stalwart wife, Eleanor are portrayed in this film that focuses on the Hall of Famer's life off the baseball field. Featuring unflinching looks at the Gehrig's relationship, as well as Lou's feud with Babe Ruth. This film is for anyone interested in baseball. Written by Capra1 See less
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Joseph Durso (book "My Luke and I") | Eleanor Gehrig (book "My Luke and I") | Blanche Hanalis
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Updated Oct 9, 1977

Release date
Oct 9, 1977 (United States)

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30 cast members
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Blythe Danner
Eleanor Gehrig Eleanor Gehrig   See fewer
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Edward Herrmann
Lou Gehrig Lou Gehrig   See fewer
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Gerald S. O'Loughlin
Joe McCarthy Joe McCarthy   See fewer
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Ramon Bieri
Babe Ruth Babe Ruth   See fewer
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Jane Wyatt
Eleanor's Mother Eleanor's Mother   See fewer
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Patricia Neal
Mrs. Gehrig Mrs. Gehrig   See fewer
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Georgia Engel
Claire Ruth Claire Ruth   See fewer
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Michael Lerner
Dr. Canlan Dr. Canlan   See fewer
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David Ogden Stiers
Dr. Charles Mayo Dr. Charles Mayo   See fewer
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Gail Strickland
Dorothy Dorothy   See fewer
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Valerie Curtin
Kitty McHie Kitty McHie   See fewer
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Jennifer Penney
Jennifer (as Jennifer Penny) Jennifer (as Jennifer Penny)   See fewer
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Lainie Kazan
Sophie Tucker Sophie Tucker   See fewer
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James Luisi
Tony Lazzeri Tony Lazzeri   See fewer
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Joe E. Tata
Lefty Gomez Lefty Gomez   See fewer
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William Wellman Jr.
Bill Dickey Bill Dickey   See fewer
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Charles H. Gray
Kenderly Kenderly   See fewer
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Frederic Downs
Papa Gehrig (as Fred Downs) Papa Gehrig (as Fred Downs)   See fewer
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James Greene
John Kieran John Kieran   See fewer
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Robert Burr
Joe Durso Joe Durso   See fewer
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Wynn Irwin
Ed Barrow Ed Barrow   See fewer
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Norman Bartold
Harry Grabiner Harry Grabiner   See fewer
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George A. Cooper
Mr. Twitchell Mr. Twitchell   See fewer
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Ellen Blake
Nurse #1 Nurse #1   See fewer
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Jan Jorden
Fanny Barrow (as Jan Jordan) Fanny Barrow (as Jan Jordan)   See fewer
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Jonathan Sagall
Draftsman (as Jonathan Segal) Draftsman (as Jonathan Segal)   See fewer
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Michael Yama
Purser Purser   See fewer
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Victoria Carver
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6.8 / 10 | 124 votes