'Love Story' actors return to Harvard 45 years later

By PHILIP MARCELO - Associated Press ,

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Ryan O'Neal, right, and Ali MacGraw smile after their arrival at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square in London, to attend the Royal Film showing of

Ryan O'Neal, right, and Ali MacGraw smile after their arrival at the Odeon Theatre, Leicester Square in London, to attend the Royal Film showing of "Love Story." (Photo: AP Photo, File)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal have come to the Harvard University campus to reminisce about their 1970 classic film "Love Story" as they prepare for a Boston stop on the national tour of the play "Love Letters."

Both actors said in a discussion Monday the movie has special meaning to them considering where life has taken each of them since it made them household names.

The 74-year-old O'Neal noted cancer, like in the movie, has played a big part in his real life, including his own personal battle with leukemia.

Seventy-six-year-old MacGraw said being back on campus brought back wonderful memories that few of her subsequent experiences in film ever captured.

Both admitted they had a crush on each other during filming on Harvard's campus and had not seen the movie in many years.

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