30 Facts About Ali MacGraw


Elizabeth Alice MacGraw was born on April 1,1939 and is an American actress and activist.


Ali MacGraw gained attention with her role in the film Goodbye, Columbus, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer.


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.


Ali MacGraw went on to star in the popular action film The Getaway.


Ali MacGraw played the female lead in Convoy and headlined the romantic sports drama Players, the comedy Just Tell Me What You Want, and appeared in the historical novel-based television miniseries The Winds of War.


Ali MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, New York, the daughter of commercial artists Frances and Richard Ali MacGraw.


Ali MacGraw's mother was Jewish, the daughter of emigrants from Budapest, Hungary.

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Ali MacGraw's mother chose not to disclose her ancestry to her father, instead professing ignorance about it.


Ali MacGraw's mother was considered a "pioneer" as an artist, who had taught in Paris before settling in Greenwich Village.


Ali MacGraw ran away to sea when he was 16 and studied art in Munich.


Ali MacGraw never forgave his real parents for giving him up.


Ali MacGraw attended Rosemary Hall in Greenwich, Connecticut and Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Ali MacGraw worked at Vogue magazine as a fashion model, and as a photographer's stylist.


Ali MacGraw began her acting career in television commercials, including one for the Polaroid Swinger camera.


Ali MacGraw gained attention in the film Goodbye, Columbus, but real stardom came when she starred opposite Ryan O'Neal in Love Story, one of the highest-grossing films in US history.


Ali MacGraw was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for that performance.


Ali MacGraw then starred opposite Steve McQueen in The Getaway, which was one of the year's top ten films at the box office.


Ali MacGraw then appeared in the films Players and Just Tell Me What You Want, directed by Sidney Lumet.


In 1983, Ali MacGraw starred in the highly successful television miniseries The Winds of War.


In 1985, Ali 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.


Ali MacGraw appeared in 14 episodes of the show before her character was killed off in the "Moldavian Massacre" cliffhanger episode in 1985.


Ali MacGraw hosted segments for the Encore Love Stories premium cable network in the late 1990s and 2000s.


Ali MacGraw made her Broadway theatre debut in New York City in 2006 as a dysfunctional matriarch in the drama Festen.


The impact of this bestselling video was such that in June 2007, Vanity Fair magazine credited Ali MacGraw with being one of the people responsible for the practice's recent popularity in the United States.


In July 2006, Ali MacGraw filmed a public service announcement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, urging residents to take their pets with them in the event of wildfires.

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Ali MacGraw is a US Ambassador for animal welfare charity Animals Asia.


On October 24,1969, Ali MacGraw married film producer Robert Evans.


Ali MacGraw married McQueen on July 12,1973, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and divorced him in August 1978.


Ali MacGraw was treated for the former at the Betty Ford Center.


Ali MacGraw was originally intended to make a cameo as herself in the Breaking Bad episode "Grey Matter" as a guest at the birthday party of character Elliott Schwartz, set in Santa Fe, but her appearance did not make the final cut of the episode.