SUMMER OF '42 SCREENWRITER DIES AT 95

Jan 11, 2024

By Andy Johnson

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The man who wrote the script for the 1971, coming of age, film “Summer of 42” has died.

The screen play was based on Herman Raucher’s own youthful experience in a summer beach town in Massachusetts during World War II.

The movie follows the story of teenage boy whose involvement with a war widow includes a sexual experience.

“Summer of ’42” won an Oscar for Michel Legrand’s original score and received four other nominations, including one for Raucher’s screenplay.

It was the fifth-highest-grossing film of 1971, taking in about $245 million in today’s dollars.

Herman Raucher has died at the age of 95.

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