Elizabeth Alice MacGraw is an American actress and activist who is well-known in the United States. it was her role in the movie “Goodbye, Columbus” that brought her to the notice of the general public for the first time (1969),

She was the leading actress in the romantic sports drama Players, and she also played the leading part of the female protagonist in Convoy (1978). (1979).

MacGraw was born in Pound Ridge, New York, and she was the daughter of Frances MacGraw (née Klein; 1901-1980) and Richard MacGraw, both of whom were professional painters.

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Her mother was an artist and had a school in Paris before moving to Greenwich Village, therefore she was considered a “pioneer” in the art world. She described her father as “violent,” and he ran away to the ocean at the age of 16 before going to Munich to study art there.

Beginning in 1960, MacGraw worked at Harper’s Bazaar for a period of six years, serving as Diana Vreeland’s assistant in the capacity of photographer.

She worked as a model for Vogue magazine and also as a stylist for one of the magazine’s photographers. She is also interested in pursuing a profession in interior design.

Ali MacGraw movies

Year Title Role Awards
1968 A Lovely Way to Die Melody
1969 Goodbye, Columbus Brenda Patimkin Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer – Female
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
1970 Love Story Jennifer Cavalleri David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actress
1972 The Getaway Carol McCoy
1978 Convoy Melissa
1979 Players Nicole Boucher
1980 Just Tell Me What You Want Bones Burton
1985 Murder Elite Diane Baker
1994 Natural Causes Fran Jakes
1997 Glam Lynn Travers
1999 Get Bruce Herself

TV shows

Year Title Role Notes
1983 The Winds of War Natalie Jastrow TV miniseries
1983 China Rose Rose
1985 Dynasty Lady Ashley Mitchell 14 episodes
1988 Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz Herself TV special
1992 Survive the Savage Sea Claire Carpenter TV film
1993 Gunsmoke: The Long Ride Uncle Jane Merkel
2002 The Trail of the Painted Ponies Narrator
2005 Passion & Poetry: The Ballad of Sam Peckinpah Herself
2007 Do You Sleep in the Nude? Herself
2009 Split Estate Narrator
2010 Landscapes of Enchantment Narrator
2012 Valles Caldera: The Science Narrator

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