Ali MacGraw

Highest Rated: 100% Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Lowest Rated: 42% Convoy (1978)
Birthday: Apr 1, 1938
Birthplace: Not Available
The daughter of artists, actress Ali MacGraw prepared for an art career of her own at Wellesley College. At 22, MacGraw entered the world of high fashion as assistant editor at Harper's Bazaar and went on to work as a photographer's assistant, at least until someone decided that her looks were far too dazzling to be kept behind the camera. Before long, she was adorning magazine covers worldwide and appearing in TV commercials (she's the beach girl in the "Polaroid Swinger" camera ads of the mid-'60s). After an unremarkable movie debut in 1968, she became a full-fledged star in 1969's Goodbye Columbus. Perhaps no one was more impressed by MacGraw's charms than Paramount executive Robert Evans, who fell in love with her and began guiding the destinies of her career (Evans became MacGraw's second husband in 1971). Her next film role was unquestionably the best: Jenny Cavilleri, the charmingly foul-mouthed, slowly dying heroine of the 1970 smash hit Love Story, which earned her an Oscar nomination. Evans continued promoting MacGraw's career even after she'd left him in favor of actor Steve McQueen, whom she'd met while filming Sam Peckinpah's The Getaway (1973), and to whom she was married from 1973 to 1978. After losing the role of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1974) to Mia Farrow, MacGraw took a four-year sabbatical from films. Her 1978 comeback picture was Convoy, which reunited her with Sam Peckinpah; inspired by a CB radio craze, the film was regarded as a great step backward for all concerned. After playing Alan King's long-suffering lady friend in Just Tell Me What You Want, MacGraw confined her infrequent acting appearances to the small screen. She was briefly a regular as Lady Ashley Mitchell on the weekly Dynasty, and starred in the miniseries The Winds of War (1983) and China Rose (1985). MacGraw also appeared in the TV movies Gunsmoke: The Long Ride (1992), playing a character named Uncle Jane, and Natural Causes (1994). In 1991, Ali MacGraw published Moving Pictures, her autobiography.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet I Am Steve McQueen Actor 2014
94% Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel Actor $0.7M 2012
No Score Yet Valles Caldera: The Science Actor 2012
No Score Yet Split Estate Narrator 2009
91% The Kid Stays in the Picture Actor $1.4M 2002
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
No Score Yet Glam Lynn Travers 1997
No Score Yet Natural Causes Fran 1995
No Score Yet Gunsmoke: The Long Ride Uncle Jane Merckel 1992
No Score Yet Murder Elite Actor 1986
No Score Yet China Rose Actor 1983
No Score Yet Just Tell Me What You Want Bones Burton 1980
No Score Yet Players Nicole 1979
42% Convoy Melissa 1978
85% The Getaway Carol McCoy 1972
68% Love Story Jennifer Cavalleri 1970
100% Goodbye, Columbus Brenda Patimkin 1969

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
Appearing
  • 2016
No Score Yet Dynasty
1981-1989
Lady Ashley Mitchell
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Winds of War
1983
Natalie Jastrow
  • 1983

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