Erich Segal
1 Book / Date of Birth:- 16-06-1937 / Date of Death:- 17-01-2010
Erich Wolf Segal (16/6/1937 –17/1/2010) was an American author, screenwriter, educator and classicist. He was best known for writing the bestselling novel Love Story (1970) and the hit motion picture of the same name. Segal was a professor of Greek and Latin literature at Harvard University, Yale University, and Princeton University. He had been a Supernumerary Fellow and an Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College at Oxford University. His first academic book, Roman Laughter: The Comedy of Plautus, revolutionized the great Roman comic playwright best known today as the inspiration for the Broadway hit, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.In 2001 he published a book on the history of theatre called The Death of Comedy

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