Ali MacGraw Biography

Ali MacGraw Biography
Alice MacGraw (born on April 1, 1938 in Pound Ridge, Westchester County, New York) is an American model and actor.

Biography

 

Alice MacGraw attended and graduated from one of the prestigious "Seven Sisters" colleges, specifically, Wellesley College.

Alice MacGraw began working in 1960 as a photographic assistant at Harper's Bazaar, as an assistant to the legendary fashion maven, Diana Vreeland, at Vogue, and as a fashion model, and as a photographer's stylist.

Alice MacGraw gained notice in Goodbye, Columbus, but real stardom came in 1970 with Love Story, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

MacGraw's keen eye and sense of style was celebrated on the cover of Time. She has also worked as an interior decorator.

On October 24, 1969, Alice MacGraw married film producer Robert Evans; their son, Josh Evans, is an actor. They divorced in 1972 after she became involved with Steve McQueen on the set of The Getaway. They married on August 31, 1973 and divorced in 1978.

MacGraw has appeared in other films, such as: Convoy, Players, Just Tell Me What You Want and the television miniseries China Rose and The Winds of War. Her performance in the last earned her well-deserved brickbats from all sides.

Main title caption from Dynasty, in which Alice MacGraw played Lady Ashley Mitchell.  MacGraw wrote a well-received autobiography, Moving Pictures (which she now states was "not well written"), which described her struggles with alcohol and male dependence. She was treated for the former at the Betty Ford clinic.

In 1991, People magazine chose her as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. When Alice MacGraw's ex-husband, Robert Evans, received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame she accompanied him.

Alice MacGraw had resided in New Mexico for many years, but is in New York City (as of May 2006) for her Broadway debut (at age 68) as a dysfunctional matriarch in the drama Festen (The Celebration).





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