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Ali MacGraw

Highest Rated:   100% Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
Lowest Rated:   33% Convoy (1978)
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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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
92% 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
33% Convoy
  • Melissa
1978
85% The Getaway
  • Carol McCoy
1972
57% Love Story
  • Jennifer Cavalleri
1970
100% Goodbye, Columbus
  • Brenda Patimkin
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2016

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