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|Also Known As:||Alice Macgraw||Died:|
|Born:||April 1, 1939||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Pound Ridge, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor editorial assistant model interior decorator|
A dark-haired, somber-looking former model, Ali MacGraw gained instant screen stardom as the archetypal 'Jewish American Princess' in "Goodbye, Columbus" (1969). The following year, she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination as the doomed collegiate heroine of the saccharine but extremely popular "Love Story" (1970). At the time, she was married to Paramount executive Robert Evans who developed several projects for her, including "The Great Gatsby." MacGraw, however, created tabloid headlines when she left Evans for Steve McQueen, her co-star in Sam Peckinpah's "The Getaway" (1972). After her 1973 marriage to McQueen, MacGraw's screen appearances tapered off until the couple divorced in 1978. Although she had some limitations as an actress, she was effective in the comic role of Alan King's mistress in "Just Tell Me What You Want" (1980). For much of the 80s, MacGraw found employment on the small screen, but was often cast in roles that demanded more than her abilities could deliver. She seemed miscast as the Jewish daughter-in-law of Robert Mitchum in the mammoth ABC miniseries "War and Remembrance" (1983) and was equally wrong as the sophisticated Lady Ashley Mitchell for the 1984-85 season of "Dynasty" (ABC). After publishing her memoirs in 1991, MacGraw concentrated on a career as a designer, appearing in the occasional project like her son Josh Evans' first feature "Glam" (1997).
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