Ali MacGraw
Actress
Ali MacGraw
Elizabeth Alice "Ali" MacGraw is an American actress. She first gained attention for her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won a Golden Globe Award, followed by Love Story in 1970, for which she received an Academy Award nomination and won a second Golden Globe. She married actor Steve McQueen in 1973, after appearing with him in the 1972 film The Getaway.
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Stars of ‘Love Story’ Reunited at Harvard
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Nearly half a century after the movie "Love Story" was released, Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw have returned to Harvard University, to reminisce about the film that made them household names. Mark Kelly reports. Image: Everett Collection
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Ali MacGraw And Ryan O'Neal Had A Beautiful 'Love Story' Reunion At Harvard
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Some Hollywood love stories last forever. Or at least 45 years (which is basically forever).  On Monday, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, who starred as Jenny Cavalleri and Oliver Barret in the classic film "Love Story," reunited at Harvard, the same campus where their characters first crossed paths. The film (based on the book by Erich Segal) is a tragic story that focuses on the romantic relationship between Jenny and Oliver. The two meet on campus, fall in love, get married and try to have a baby, only to find out (spoiler alert) Jenny is dying from cancer. In the final moments of the film, after telling his father that Jenny died, Oliver utters the iconic line: "Love means never having to say you're sorry." We get teary-eyed just thinking about it. More than four decades later, the pair got back together at the Ivy League university to take a little trip down memory lane. MacGraw, 76, and O'Neal, 74, are currently on tour with the play "Love Letters," in whic ...
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12 Times That Oscar Got Best Actress Wrong
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Sometimes the Academy Awards get it right. And sometimes the Oscar goes to actors for the wrong reason -- especially in the leading role categories. Let's face it, in its 88 years, there are instances where actors were awarded Oscars not because they were truly the category's strongest, but because they were the most popular, the most sentimental, played the studio politics game with the most savvy, played the most likable character, the actor whose character dies from the most horrible disease, etc. All wrong reasons. I have always loved the Academy Awards' Best Actress category, and this year's crop features the five strongest in years: Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan -- all worthy. I sincerely hope that the "best" performance wins, and I urge everyone to see all five before weighing in. If I could rewrite Best Actress history, I would tweak some of its more frustrating choices. So in chronological order, I'm calling out twelve ins ...
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Trump to Star in Remake of 1970 Film
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Los Angeles. A source that wishes to remain anonymous has indicated to this reporter that Donald Trump will be starring in a remake of a famous 1970 romance. The original, which is considered one the most tear-producing movies of all time, starred Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal. The Trump vehicle will have a different name and Mr. Trump will have no co-star. "They're all a bunch of losers," he is quoted as having said when asked about possible female leads. He then started gyrating and making contorted faces to ridicule the alleged disabilities of actresses. The source also reported that Mr. Trump plans to include in his version of the story a scene in which thousands of American Muslims cheer wildly as they watch the World Trade Center collapse in 2001. The scene will reportedly be filmed on a Hollywood back lot made to look like Jersey City. Another planned scene will have Mr. Trump allowing that a few Mexicans might be good people while he is saying that most of them are ...
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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, 45 years later: 'Love Letters' loaded with nostalgia
LATimes - over 1 year
You could counterfeit money, risking jail time, or you could cast the stars of one of the most profitable romances in movie history and hit the road with a perennially popular stage show. The national tour of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” which launched this week at the Wallis Annenberg Center...
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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, 45 years later: 'Love Letters' loaded with nostalgia
LATimes - over 1 year
You could counterfeit money, risking jail time, or you could cast the stars of one of the most profitable romances in movie history and hit the road with a perennially popular stage show. The national tour of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” which launched this week at the Wallis Annenberg Center...
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Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, 45 years later: 'Love Letters' loaded with nostalgia
LATimes - over 1 year
You could counterfeit money, risking jail time, or you could cast the stars of one of the most profitable romances in movie history and hit the road with a perennially popular stage show. The national tour of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters,” which launched this week at the Wallis Annenberg Center...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ali MacGraw
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  • 2016
    Age 76
    In 2016, MacGraw reunited with Love Story co-star Ryan O'Neal in a staging of A.R. Gurney's play Love Letters.
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  • 2008
    Age 68
    In 2008, she wrote the foreword to the book Pawprints of Katrina by author Cathy Scott and photography by Clay Myers about Best Friends Animal Society and the largest pet rescue in U.S. history.
    More Details Hide Details An animal rights advocate throughout her life, she received the Humane Education Award by Animal Protection of New Mexico for speaking out about animal issues. MacGraw has acknowledged having had an abortion in her early 20s when the procedure was illegal. After college, she married Robin Hoen, a Harvard-educated banker, but they divorced after a year and a half.
    In 2008 GQ magazine listed her in their "Sexiest 25 Women in Film Ever" edition.
    More Details Hide Details Having become a Hatha Yoga devotee in her early 50s, MacGraw produced a yoga video with the American Yoga Master Erich Schiffmann, Ali MacGraw Yoga Mind and Body. This video was a bestseller upon release and still popular more than a decade later. The video's impact was such that in June 2007 Vanity Fair magazine credited MacGraw with being one of the people responsible for the practice's recent popularity in the United States.
  • 2006
    Age 66
    In July 2006, MacGraw filmed a public service announcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), urging residents to take their pets with them in the event of wildfires.
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    MacGraw made her Broadway theatre debut in New York City in 2006 as a dysfunctional matriarch in the drama Festen (The Celebration).
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 51
    In 1991, People magazine selected MacGraw as one of its "50 Most Beautiful People" in the World.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1985
    Age 45
    She appeared in 14 episodes of the show before her character was killed off in the infamous "Moldavian wedding massacre" cliffhanger episode in 1985.
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  • 1984
    Age 44
    In 1984, MacGraw joined hit ABC prime-time soap opera Dynasty as Lady Ashley Mitchell, which, she admitted in a 2011 interview, she did for the money.
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  • 1983
    Age 43
    In 1983, MacGraw starred in the highly successful television miniseries The Winds of War.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1978
    Age 38
    Having taken a five-year break from acting, in 1978 MacGraw re-emerged in another box office hit, Convoy (1978), opposite Kris Kristofferson.
    More Details Hide Details She then appeared in the films Players (1979) and Just Tell Me What You Want (1980), directed by Sidney Lumet.
  • 1973
    Age 33
    She married McQueen on August 31, 1973, and divorced him in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details MacGraw's autobiography, Moving Pictures (which she describes as "not well written"), revealed her struggles with alcohol and sex addiction. She was treated for the former at the Betty Ford Center. When former husband Evans received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002, she accompanied him. Their grandson Jackson was born in December 2010 to Josh and his wife, singer Roxy Saint. Since 1994 she has lived in Tesuque, New Mexico, after "fleeing Malibu" when a house she was renting burned down.
  • 1972
    Age 32
    They divorced in 1972 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of The Getaway.
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    In 1972, after appearing in just three films, she had her footprints and autograph engraved at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details She then starred opposite Steve McQueen in The Getaway (1972), which was one of the year's top ten films at the box office.
    In 1972, MacGraw was voted the top female box office star in the world and was honored with a hands and footprints ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre after having been in just three films.
    More Details Hide Details MacGraw went on to star in the crime film The Getaway (1972) and married co-star Steve McQueen. She later appeared in the action film Convoy (1978), and the 1983 television miniseries The Winds of War. In 1991, she published her autobiography, Moving Pictures. MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of commercial artists Frances (née Klein; 1901–1980) and Richard MacGraw. She has one brother, Dick, an artist. Her father was of Scottish descent, while her mother and maternal grandparents were from Budapest, Hungary, of Jewish heritage. MacGraw's mother chose not to disclose her true ethnicity to her father, instead professing ignorance about it. "I think Daddy was bigoted," she says. Her mother was considered a "pioneer" as an artist, who had taught school in Paris before settling in Greenwich Village. Her parents married when her mother was 40: "My gorgeous father: a combination of Tyrone Power and a mystery, a brilliant artist and a brain beyond brains." He was born in New Jersey with his childhood spent in an orphanage. He ran away to sea when he was 16 and studied art in Munich. MacGraw adds, "Daddy was frightened and really, really angry. He never forgave his real parents for giving him up." As an adult, he constantly suppressed the rage he built up against his parents. She described her father as "violent".
  • 1970
    Age 30
    She reached international fame in 1970's Love Story, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1969
    Age 29
    On October 24, 1969, MacGraw married film producer Robert Evans; their son, Josh Evans, is an actor, director, producer and screenwriter.
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    MacGraw first gained attention with her role in Goodbye, Columbus in 1969, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1939
    Born
    Born on April 1, 1939.
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