In addition to writing bestselling novels, Erich Segal was a screenwriter and a Classics Professor at Harvard, Yale and Princeton. He is best-known for writing the bestselling novel Love Story, the story of a Harvard-Radcliffe romance, which also became a wildly successful movie nominated for 7 Academy Awards. Segal won a Golden Globe for his screenplay. Ruth Baron, of Oprah.com, has designated Love Story as among the top 8 love stories of all time.
Below is a video of Erich Segal speaking at UCLA in the spring of 1971. In this video we get to see his warm personality and learn some of the insider details of Love Story.